This French style fruit tart stars tart cranberries & a nutty almond frangipane nestled in a buttery pastry shell & topped with sugared cranberries & honeyed pistachios. This elegant, yet easy dessert is sure to impress at your next party.
A buttery chocolate crust is filled with a silky chocolate ganache with hints of champagne & cognac. It’s then topped with luxurious chocolate truffles & champagne glass sugar cookies. It’s the ultimate of romantic desserts & is perfect for Valentines Day, anniversaries, New Years, or any other day you want to up the romance & treat your senses to an indulgent chocolate dessert.
Well guys. . .I survived my first trip to China. There certainly were times when I questioned whether or not I would make it back in one piece. . .but here I am, making plans to return to the Pearl of the Orient faster than you can blink an eye.
In case you’ve never been to this bustling city, it seems like there is a cloud of pollution perpetually looming through the parade of skyscrapers that march off into infinity. I was aware of China’s reputation for having the “dirtiest air on Earth” before I left. My concerned doctor loaded me up with steroids and inhalers for fear that my asthma would flare up into a rage so intense it could not be contained. All the information in the world, even the endless stream of photos from the Mr., could not prepare me for the thick, fluffy, white cloud that, more often than not, made it impossible to see anything but a wall of white every time I peered from my 58th floor window.
Before we get into the post for this Puff Pastry Tomato Tart, I wanted to share with you a few sites that recently featured some of my tasty creations.
◊ ◊ ◊
Daily commutes through mind boggling traffic, sub par grocery shopping excursions, and not-so-cosmopolitan dining experiences. Yep, that’s the daily life of the Mr. and I as we reluctantly settle into our temporary housing in the suburbs.
While I miss our light filled Victorian with its mesmerizing views of the sea as the behemoth cruise ships sail into port, I think I miss my daily walks/runs along the harbor walk the most. The peaceful lull of the waves and the whimsical call of the sea gulls were the perfect way to usher in each and every day. But all is not lost as the Mr. and I anxiously await the day we soon will be reunited with this tight knit Boston community as construction continues on our new home.