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Tart Cherry and Almond Pie


To Recap

Friends, Readers, and Accidental Visitors:

I was reminded today that some people want to access my recipe archive without having to sign up for a wordpress account.  I’ve “unlocked” this site, so it is visible to the public, but its unlikely new posts will be forthcoming.  Happy trails, all.

Update in 2016.  I definitely am not keeping this blog up as a blog, but I am still cooking vegetarian and vegan food and taking pictures of what I’ve cooked, so I’m turning this blog into a repository of pictures of food I’ve cooked that I might want to cook again, so you know… you can look if you’re one of those people who is into those sorts of things.

Non-food photography still on Flickr.  

Also in nonsensical and slightly ridiculous Capri things, I made a tumblr where I post about root beers that I’ve tried and you could scope that too if you love root beers or nonsense:

PS the comments on this post got kind of spammy so I deleted them all. Reach out via other means if you want to be in touch!

Pesto, Goat Cheese, Vegetable Tart

Last night I made this absolutely slammin’ tart for dinner for my friend Loraine, a recent vegetarian, and BD and me.  Does it look good to you?  If not, you may as well never return to this blog again, because it was one of the most delicious dinners I’ve made in a long while. 

This tart was in the style of “semi homemade,” a food network show that I absolutely hate and never watch, but a philosophy which I sort of subscribe to.  Sometimes, you just do not have time to make every little thing from scratch.  And there are about a zillion products at the store that are intended to make the life of a home cook a little easier.  The one I used for this tart was frozen puff pastry dough.  Easy as pie. Or puff pastry. Continue reading ‘Pesto, Goat Cheese, Vegetable Tart’

Laying low for a while

I’ve been pretty busy lately, and in the last few days lost a loved one to a horrible freak accident.  Processing this loss has been complicated by a flood of news coverage about the accident and large number of calls from friends who have heard the news on CNN or read it in the newspapers.  In light of this tumultuous time, I am officially taking a “break” from this blog.  Tomorrow will be one year from the first entry I made here, and I had originally wanted to try to do some cooking to mark the occasion, but I can’t bring myself to make anything special, so I’ll have to come back to it in a few weeks.

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you the talents of my late friend Jerry Fuchs. He was an incredible drummer, and an incredible friend.  I loved him and told him at every opportunity how special he was to me.  I feel lucky to have known him, and lucky that I do not have any regrets about never telling him how much he meant to my life.  Also here is a beautiful clip from Lance Bangs’ Arthurfest feature.

Nature’s Bounty Appreciation Post

These are but a few of the several pounds of wild raspberries I have picked over the last few days.  They are sweet and tart, and somewhat firmer and less delicate than the ones you can buy at the store.  I have an abundance of them, and am not entirely sure what I should do with them (if anything other than just eat them fresh).  Should I make jam?  a tart?  eat them on ice cream?  In the time it has taken me to type out this short blog post, I have finished the bowl pictured above, so maybe I’m getting ahead of myself trying to brainstorm.  Well, I’m sure there will be another havest tomorrow, so your suggestions are very welcome!

lunch on the go

I’m leaving for the airport shortly, on my way to the midwest, and BD and I decided to have a very quick lunch before he drops me off.  I suggested the cavatelli from last week, the recipe for which can be found in this post, only we used broccoli instead of peas.  I thought I’d take the opportunity to provide a visual before we head out.