fat free opinions on a food centric life

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Pear Gorgonzola and Walnut Rustic Tart

Pear Gorgonzola and Walnut Rustic Tart

I’m not much of a New Year’s resolution person.  I could blame it on the fact that I often don’t finish what I’ve begun, and to some extent that may be true, but know it’s more about being someone who constantly takes stock, reflects, compulsively […]

Carrot Raisin Thyme Muffin Tops

Carrot Raisin Thyme Muffin Tops

I've had a muffin pan in my cupboard for years that hasn't had much use.  The point of it from what I can remember was to create only muffin tops, and not an entire muffin.  I guess there are some individuals who prefer eating the […]

Blueberry Peach Galette

Blueberry Peach Galette

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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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Figs and Olive Oil Thyme Cake

Figs and Olive Oil Thyme Cake

I’ve been on a kick to try things I’ve not tried before.  I often boast that my palate’s not picky, but know very well that there are a few things I conveniently avoid when they surface in a menu or cross my path in the […]