Saturday, 11 September 2010

mozzarella, peach, basil and parma ham salad

Having complained earlier in the year about the unavailability of the pre-requisite peaches, I now simply cannot wait for the peach and nectarine season to be over.

I suppose the upside of making this particular salad so often this year (and it *is* nice so I don't know why I'm complaining) is I can now definitely log it away as a meal I can cook without needing the recipe to hand. However despite the beer and pate I munched on whilst making Milo's dinner, it doesn't really feel like a Saturday night dinner.

mozzarella, peach, basil and parma ham salad
Ana's happy mind, not only because she hearts it to the max, but because as the weather is slowly turning to custard, I've vowed from now on we're only going to eat stews, soups and casseroles, until next Summer dawns.

Food of the Milos
Early up and late to bed tonight, it was a very busy day for Milo today, but not one which featured a repeat of yesterday's gorging. This is odd considering today he cycled into and around Barnes, then we cycled from Kendra's house to the Dead Di Disaster Day Memorial playground near Queensway, ran around there for a couple of hours including climbing to the top of the mast, twice, and then cycled back. By rights he should be famished, but he didn't eat much today:

Cold sausage, banana, raisins, fruit toast and apple for breakfast, half a cookie in Barnes, some apple in the Farmer's Market, force-fed a boiled egg for lunch, some cake and grapes in the park, houmous and breadsticks during Strictly and then a miniscoff chilli yum-yum for dinner.

My only regret is we didn't take a camera to the park, not only for the Crows Nest photo opportunity, but because incredibly, Ana looks well elegant on a Boris Bike.

mozzarella, peach, basil and parma ham salad - Delicious, August 2005


  1. I am intrigued by this Boris Bike concept, are they really free bikes that you can just use? Clever, very clever.

  2. I suppose 'technically' they're aren't free. Currently you can only use one if you join the scheme, which costs £1 deposit, and £3 for the electronic key.

    All journeys less than 30 minutes are free, and they actively encourage you to dock your bike and bike up a new one if you're on a longer journey, so the sum total remains 'free'.

    Although the gears could do with some fine-tuning, they are pretty good. I've used them three or four times, and Ana used my account today, all for nowt apart from the £4. They're not that widespread yet, mainly Zone One/Two, but hopefully they'll add more.

    Are you well lady?

  3. That's one of my favourite salads, too. It's a Jamie Oliver recipe originally but I usually make it with nectarines or figs instead of peaches.

  4. Hey Franziska, figs sound an amazing addition - I'm deffo going to try it next time. And I notice there's always a next time with this salad...

    Mrs White, I've finally fathomed how Boris Bikes work: I pay £1 every day I use a bike, but as long as I don't go on a single journey over 30 minutes, I don't pay any more than that. Make sense?