So its now August (huh? How did that happen?) Its peak tomato season!!!
So I decided to make a tomato tart. Its the season for heirloom cherry tomatoes and fabulous beefsteak tomatoes!!! I’m in heaven!! I took 6 sheets of Phyllo dough and spread each with melted butter on both sides and layered them on top of each other, then rolled up edges.
Hello Mars!! Bake tarts until lightly browned. 350 30 minutes or so.Top baked tarts with a combination of cream cheese (8 oz each tart) and sour cream ( 4 oz or so ) and lemon zest to taste.
Top cooked tarts with cream cheese and sour cream mixture, sliced heirloom cherry tomatoes and beefsteak tomatoes top with torn basil leaves.
Salt and Pepper and drizzle of Olive Oil.Beautiful images everywhere.Cut into 8 squares
Gargoyles guard my house!
Sunflowers a surprise event this summer!Entrepreneurs in town Yet another lovely sunset
And then there are the children of Fire Island that have the freedom to be children and explore uninhibited, their magical surroundings.
Damn that’s a good photo! Haha Ok I digressed now on to tarts….
Peaches Plums and Nectarines
SORRY, I get distracted by the beauty around me. Here you go plums, peaches and nectarines sliced to about the same size.Add a big squeeze of lemon juice ( 3 lemons) and some gated ginger (peeled and grated about 3 tablespoons) and the seeds of 4 vanilla beans.OK I cheated I bought pre-made pie crusts. I used the bottom as is, then took the top crust and warmed it my hands as I worked it into ball then rolled out and cut into strips.I criscrossed the pie under/over to make a home made looking pie and sprinkled with brown sugar . I baked at 350 for about 45 minutes until bubbly and brown.
So here’s the deal…you need to pay attention to the beauty and magic of everyday life around you. It’s all there you just need to…
I spent Mother’s Day on Fire Island with my sons.
I wanted to prepare something simple in advance so that we could enjoy the weekend and just grill.
No fuss, No muss.
Life, Love, Family, Peace…
In scary, troubling and uncertain times, comfort and safety is at a premium. Make something that gives your family a sense of home.
Comfort food is defined by what makes you comfortable. ( FEEL GOOD! SOUL HEALING!) It could be at midnight with a quart of ice cream; after an argument with your significant other,…. could be a hamburger and fries when your boss yells at you for no reason….. (at least in your opinion). Sometimes its because you don’t fit in the bathing suit that fit you perfectly last summer, now you are exasperated and you just want a delicious soul healing dinner. I’ve got your back. Here it is: