July 15, 2011

Strawberry Tarts

Strawberry-almond tarts to be more exact. I went the route of baking the strawberries into the tarts instead of adding fresh ones after. The strawberries develop a more jam-like flavor once cooked. 

July 14, 2011


I'm one of those people who can't decide on favorites but if I had to choose my very last meal on earth this would be one of the (many)contenders. 
Seared sweet scallops on a bed of mushroom risotto. 

Summer Meal

Caprese, figs with goat cheese and candied walnuts, Israeli couscous salad with grilled vegetables, and an ice cold beer. Perfection. 

July 7, 2011

Plum Upside Down Cake

We've been feasting on stone fruits the past two weeks over here. Whoever thought of the upside down cake should be given the Nobel prize. I halved this fantastic recipe to make the one pictured above. I used a regular pie pan since we must have lost our cake pans in the move...it turned out just as perfectly with a thin layer of cake and sticky sweet topping.