What do to with the rag-tag left over tomatoes from the garden? Fresh Tomato Chutney is a savory-sweet-hot spread for sandwiches, the cheese platter, as a dip—a versatile spread is always a little jewel. Continue reading Fresh Tomato Chutney
This year the weather been like no other, including a strange growing season for tomatoes. One of my tomato varieties sadly did not make it and the other took over like a weed. The oddly shaped fruits made this wonderfully simple salad Marinated Garden Tomatoes & “Ricotta”, a little summer jewel.
Taking a drive to the far Northern section of California yields a bounty of beautiful places to visit. I loved driving up to Northern California, mostly as a child, picking wild berries that grew along the winding roads, up through Trinidad, the redwoods and Crescent City. Some of our most beautiful coast is also home to wild blueberries which produce a marvelous little jewel Blueberry Crumble. Continue reading Blueberry Crumble
This year I found my self in the thick-of-it with apples from my new garden, many recipes ensued. Simple Apple Tart is a preview recipe from my 4th upcoming cookbook, Beautiful Food, by Design.
This is the first year with my tiny Anna apple tree. I planted it in my new garden to remind me of the wonderful Anna tree from my home of old. The thin trunked tiny tree was planted, I had no idea what would ensure. In this first year the tiny tree yielded over 50 beautiful apples. At times, the branches bent down from the weight of 5-6 apples per branch. This really restores my belief in nature and the power of a garden.
Thankfully I love apples and have a collection of recipes to choose from. Simple Apple Tart is really a variation on my Thin Apple Tarts recipe, another simple apple avenue. For this recipe I used a basic sweet pastry recipe and rolled out one large tart topped with thinly sliced apples, a sprinkle of sugar and baked.
As you can see, not all the apples were the same size so they don’t spread out perfectly, and of course the sugar gets a deep brown and burns slightly on the edges of the tart not to worry.
Simple, you got this. Enjoy another jewel recipe from Bijouxs.