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Pierre Hermé’s Traveling “Tango”

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I thought I’d take a break from posting photos of our trip to Paris to give those who would rather look at food a break.  It’s only fair, I guess, after holding everyone captive with my vacation photos. But I will warn you this is still connected to Paris in a six degrees of separation sort of way.  It’s about dessert, and it’s about French dessert in particular.  French pastry from the French “Picasso of Pastry,” Pierre Hermé.  I thought my sampling of beautiful pastry in Paris was lacking so ordered his book, Pastries  as soon as we arrived home.

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Blueberry Peach Galette

<img alt="Blueberry Peach Galette"/>

What do you make when you have fresh peaches on the counter and some blueberries in the fridge?  You make a tart to share with your mother who’s coming over to have coffee, talk, and help dig through my dusty crafts box.

I used to spend quite a bit of time cutting and pasting, gluing and pressing, but time got away from me and my materials were shoved into a corner in the garage and pretty much forgotten the past five or six years.  It’s funny how one interest can replace another as time passes, and not just because my attention span is at times not as great as I’d like it to be.  It’s more about how technology continues to provide opportunity for diversion and that that opportunity, at least to me, is more intriguing than what used to interest me.

My mother and I spent time playing around with images, using Photoshop, and then drawing by hand while we watched a movie.  At one point, she mentioned that she felt like a third grader since we were parked each at a card table placed side by side in front of the television, markers and pens strewn across both tables.

Although we didn’t exactly finish what we’d started out to accomplish, we enjoyed messing around, and eating the tart which is perfectly simple to put together.  Make sure you allow at least two hours for the dough to chill ahead of time…


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