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Unseasonably warm!

jlafler | Apr 28, 200809:01 PM

I realize that in many places spring has not yet arrived, so please don't read this if it's just going to make you feel deprived.

Anyway. In the sf bay area this weekend it was hot -- in the 80's -- and Saturday night we ate my favorite summer no-cook meal: Greek salad (tomatoes, cucumber, marinated onions, red bell pepper, kalamata olives, fresh basil, and feta, with a dressing of olive oil and rice wine vinegar); whole wheat pita bread with hummus; and a good rose. Watermelon for dessert. The tomatoes weren't as good as they will be in a few months, but otherwise it was quite delicious, and a relief to have a good dinner without heating up the kitchen. We eat a variation on this dinner a couple of times a week during the summer. Sometimes it's baguette with pate or goat cheese instead of pita and hummus, sometimes a different kind of salad, sometimes we have a crisp white wine instead of rose, and the fruit varies according to whim. It helps that my daughter's favorite foods include cucumber, tomato, and olives, which I am told is not typical of two-year-olds.

Favorite summer meals?

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