So if you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been posting many recipes lately, that’s why. It’s been a hectic, TRAUMATIC month apartment hunting in this crazy city of San Francisco. After 30 viewings, 5 applications, and 2 rejections, we finally found a wonderful spot in my favorite neighborhood of Western Addition. My Lower Haight days are dwindling down and as of next week, I’ll be up and out. And it’s SCARY.
Like I wrote in my last post, you can’t really predict where life will take you. I have had a few truths that I’ve held onto over the years, one of them being that I really, really hate moving. Growing up, I shuttled between my parents’ places every single week, perpetually living out of a suitcase. When I moved to San Francisco, I never wanted to do that again. I entrenched myself in my apartment for what I decided was going to be forever.
But in the last year and a half, I discovered new truths. One of them was how fun life can be when you’re doing it with someone else. Another, my deep desire to have people over, host dinner parties, have my own space, and cook all the time (ok, that last part was pretty obvious). And then, the visceral truth of letting go—of the past, and of what’s comfortable.
So here I am. Freaked out and ecstatic at the same time. Feverishly creating Pinterest boards for home decor. Packing up my lime green KitchenAid. And slicing the last of my nectarines and plums for this summertime galette.
This nectarine-plum pistachio galette doesn’t require any special equipment, which is good cuz mine is in a box somewhere. It takes advantage of peak stone fruit season, a reminder to relish the present. And the pistachio x saffron whipped cream collab is the desi touch that you didn’t know you needed.
Galettes can be thicc, but I made this one slim so the fruit can really shine. The cornmeal crust adds texture without sacrificing flavor. Also did I mention saffron whipped cream? Don’t sleep on it. It’s seriously my new favorite garnish.
The next time I post, it’ll be in my new apartment, Cheers to this final dispatch from Lower Haight!
All photos by Monica Hayden!