I need to apologize to all of Boston and a large chunk of the Northeast. Apparently the heatwave is all my fault: according to Matt, I displeased the weather gods by complaining about the wet, cold weather we had last week, and they responded with a vengeance.
So to everyone in the Northeast: I'm really, really sorry.
Consider the following recipe a peace offering. I know it won't make up for the heat, but it might make it a little more bearable.
Does anyone have any advice on how to un-displease weather gods?
Poached Peaches with Raspberries and Basil
This makes for a good weekend breakfast, or a light dessert.
Take one ripe peach or nectarine, skin it, and cut it into slices. Put the slices in a small saucepan with just a little sugar - a teaspoon or two - and cover with water. Bring to a low simmer and cook until the peach is soft.
Add a generous handful of raspberries to the pan. Cook until the mixture is tinted pink and you can smell both the peach and the raspberries.
Remove the pan from heat, and add a few torn leaves of fresh basil. Transfer the mixture to a big bowl and allow it to cool. Serve at room temperature, or chill further in the fridge.
Serve with thick Greek yogurt, fresh ricotta, or mascarpone.