Not only is the market air-conditioned,
but it's the time of year when life feels even more bountiful than usual.
The market is an inspiring, and deliciously cool place to be.
Now, at home, I am daydreaming of a break in this heat, of rainy days and fall baking.
Hydrangea stem in a milk glass vase.
I'll heat the tomatoes
in water, just until their skins break, then toss those (not the water) in a blender with a clove of garlic
I will roast the Anaheim pepper
, 'til it's black, crackling, then wrap it in a damp paper towel until it's cool enough to peel, toss the stem and seeds, the rest goes into the blender.
I have some jalapeños
... starting with half of one, I will mince it and add it to the tomatoes in the blender, sprinkling in black pepper
Puree the whole lot, taste for spiciness... maybe more jalapeño?
is rinsed, patted dry and roughly chopped, and I'll dice the white onion
, add to a bowl, then pour in the pureed tomatoes and peppers.
Quantities and ratios are to taste, and aesthetic pleasure.
Chill the salsa.
Grab some chips
A squeeze of lime
juice is always welcome.
Do you have a good playlist going?
It's good to dance
while cooking... while eating is nice, too.
Did I just hear the bag of chips opening? Wish we were there!
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