Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart

September 5, 2011 § 3 Comments

This tart makes me feel like a European chef. I can imagine myself taking a day off from my restaurant and staying home to make something like this. We would lounge outside on the patio enjoying a light dinner of wine, tarts, and cheese. Ah, the life… Even if you aren’t actually in your dream villa or anywhere close to it, this tart will transport you. Let it take you to your happy place.

The goat cheese and the slightly charred tomatoes marry so well. I’m still shocked that I willingly eat tomatoes. Why didn’t anyone tell me how amazing summer tomatoes can be? I’m sad to think that their moment is ending. Soon we’ll be moving into the fall vegetables. « Read the rest of this entry »

Bruschetta

June 12, 2011 § 1 Comment

Did you know that this is supposed to be pronounced ‘brusketta’? I had no idea. I’ve been saying it the wrong way for a long time. I guess three months of Italian classes didn’t pay off.

When I was looking up bruschetta recipes after my craving, I learned that it was originally made with just bread, garlic, salt and pepper. Now we have tons of variations.  This recipe that I will be posting for you is a combination of several different recipes I came across. I always like to pick and choose bits from different recipes to make my own semi original recipe. Plus, I have some sort of issue where I simply can’t follow any recipe to the letter. I’m always changing something around. Not that it’s always for the best but some tweaking can be good. « Read the rest of this entry »

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