Okay, so maybe I am a little too ready for fall. I just love crisp, cool weather, wearing sweaters, the leaves changing…. It’s right around the corner. For now, though, it’s summer, which means grilling on the back patio, al fresco dining and beautiful evenings. I’ll miss it when it’s gone, so I guess I should just enjoy it while it’s here, shouldn’t I?
Anyway, the point is that we drank our last bottle of rosé this weekend (an Io Grenache Rosé, which we picked up at Byron on a trip to Santa Barbara this spring), and that must mean summer is coming to an end.
We enjoyed it with some padron peppers and manchego cheese, which is pretty much our go-to summer snack. Sautée the padron peppers (which we get through our CSA, lucky us) in a bit of olive oil in a cast iron skillet on the grill, sprinkle with fleur de sel and drizzle with a tiny bit of good balsamic vinegar, and it’s perfection.
Ah, summer. I’ll miss you when you’re gone.