Category Archives: Pies and Tarts

Homemade Pepper Jam Pop Tarts

A picnic with trails, trains and homemade pop tarts. What’s not to love? Two days ago, deciding to defy the gray, rainy weather, my roommate and I went for a picnic to St. Jacobs’ Country. And I’d like to believe … Continue reading

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Project Food Blog Challenge 5: Tales of a Traveling Pizza

The first pizza I ever ate would have made a true Italian (or New Yorker, for that matter) go nearly apoplectic with righteous indignation. It had a 6-inch round, thick crust, the tomato sauce bore a closer resemblance to ketchup … Continue reading

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Project Food Blog Challenge 1: Amaretto Peach and Pear Tart

See that girl on the bus – the one who just missed her stop because she had that faraway look in her eyes – that’s me. I wish I could say I was thinking of important things like global warming … Continue reading

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Cherry Amaretto Clafoutis Tart with Almond Praline

Rubies. Glittering, bright, red rubies. That’s what these cherries remind me of. But they are not hard and cold – they are warm and sun-kissed, and practically sparkle with life. I stare mesmerized at their beauty, hesitant to taste because … Continue reading

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Of Imperfect Tarts and Perfect Crusts

I have a confession to make – I’m not a big fan of crème brulee. Don’t get me wrong – I have nothing against a glistening golden crust of caramelized sugar that shatters under the onslaught of your spoon to … Continue reading

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