The cool grey summer of San Francisco
by Anna Hewitt
As summer begins in earnest elsewhere in the country, the fog and wind arrives in San Francisco. Leaving the playground in the evening, Lilias and I battle our way through the blustery streets home to our warm apartment. The market is now filled with glowing red tomatoes and blushing stone fruit, warming the grey Sunday mornings. June and July in this city means eating summer while it feels like winter outside.
Here is a salad perfect with a glass of white wine that will make you feel like it is summer, even if the weather tells you otherwise.
The Taste of Summer in a Salad
Three sweet, ripe peaches
1 ball of buffalo mozzarella
Six slices of prosciutto
A handful of basil
Juice of a lemon
This really is as simple as slicing the peaches, tearing the mozzarella and lying them with the prosciutto over the leaves. Finish with a simple lemon, olive oil and salt dressing and you have yourself a meal! This would be lovely with fish or chicken, but we just had some fresh bread and butter and a glass of wine.