Kale & Artichoke Tart

What do you do with a fridge full of stinky kale? This has been my latest brainwave – make spinach artichoke dip, with kale instead of spinach, stick it in a tart shell, and call it a meal. It’s artery-clogging rich, but sooo damn good. In retrospect, it’s not as unhealthy as it sounds. Because…

Sweet Corn & Asiago Tarts

A black pepper spiked tart shell filled with a concoction of grilled sweet corn and slivers of sharp asiago. I served it alongside a grilled salsa verde. It’s been awhile since I’ve baked a veggie tart, in fact, it’s been awhile since I’ve baked anything. But with the latest break in the heat, I’ve jumped…

Peach Galette

All those wonderful summer fruits are coming into season, and I couldn’t resist the peaches last week. I’ve been craving summer fruit pies lately, but I’ve also hit a wall of lethargic laziness (I would blame it on the heat, but that’s really just an excuse). I didn’t feel like committing to baking an entire…

No-Bake Fruit Tarts

It has been ridiculously hot these past few days.  Hot enough to prevent me from going anywhere near the stove or oven.  I did try grilling once, but that was excruciatingly miserable.  I have been making due with cold food, and just waiting, fingers crossed, for the weather to turn.  This is probably the first…

Blueberry Crisp

Another summer fruit crisp.  I did strawberries a couple of weeks ago.  This week it’s time for some blueberries.  They are not quite in season around here yet, but they are starting to appear on the supermarket shelves, probably shipped up from Florida or California.  I can’t wait for blueberry pie season! Yum yum yum……

Strawberry Crisp

Well, I am still on my strawberry kick, and when I was asked to bring dessert to a dinner party earlier this week, this is what I came up with.  I love a good fruit crisp, but have never actually made one with strawberries.  I intended to bake a strawberry-rhubarb crisp, but I couldn’t find…