An open-faced tart in France is called a Galette, in Italy, a Crostata, in the United States we call them a Rustic Country Tart. Whatever you call it, this one is delicious. Scratch cornmeal pie crust, thin raw cauliflower slices, diced sopressata, chopped red onion, grated Italian Fontina cheese, fresh basil, olive oil and kosher […]
Roasted Beet Crostini Read the latest reasons you should try beets these days: In Australia, a true Oz-style burger must have a slice or two of beets. Even McDonalds and Burger King have had to tow the line and include it in their menus. Beets have one of the highest sugar contents of any vegetable. […]
Warm Leek & Swiss Chard Topper My Mom and Dad always grew Swiss chard in the garden, sometimes growing the white and the red varieties. I never liked it as a kid, but today I crave it simply sautéed with shallots and leeks. Leftovers are great as a quiche filling together with sautéed mushrooms or […]
Living in Tarpon Springs Fl is a delight of eating in Greek restaurants; joy in learning family recipes from Greek residents; and shopping in Greek bakeries and markets. However, I was in a rush and decided to make a tart with spinach, mushrooms, barrel-aged feta and greek seasonings, all topped with sliced phyllo, easier than […]
A surprising harvest and a perfect appetizer—5-Minute Green Beans, tossed simply with Kosher salt and served with Black Olive Tapenade Dip. Yes!
Pick-up slices of any vegetable tart make a surprisingly welcome appetizer. This one has a light bread crumb crust that when mixed with some cheddar cheese and pre-baked creates a perfect base for pan-steamed cauliflower. Cauliflower florets are sprinkled over the crust and topped with a thick cheese sauce, topped with that same cheddar cheese […]
Fancy up your garden zucchini with these ez crust, no tart pan needed, tasty veggie’tizers. Here’s the recipe. As always, please give me your feedback. Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano Pinch fine salt 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into ½” cubes About 4 tablespoons ice water Filling 1 […]
Absolutely delicious!! Our first harvest is about 1 pound. Great for apps: Simply simmer in boiling water for 5 minutes; drain;sprinkle with kosher salt and serve with tiny tongs.
Easy crust with added ground flax seeds. Uniqueness comes from raw cauliflower mixed with fresh basil, salami, fontina cheese and a little olive oil baked inside of dough at high temp. The smaller pieces of cauliflower are tender and the larger pieces have a delightful crunch.
Filling is sautéed savoy cabbage with creme fraiche, gruyere and cheddar cheeses. Just not enough filling and not flavorful enough for the 1/2 sheet each of puff pastry. Will try again…..