Rustic Peach Tart

Summer is in full swing so it's only fair that we pay homage to the many succulent summer fruits that adorn the myriad farm stands. If you're trying to showcase your freshly-picked, ripened fruit, a tart recipe is the best (and easiest) way to do it.  I still drool over the Rustic Pear Tart I make every winter that was featured on the Epicurious blog! Technically, a tart is an open pastry case containing a filling.  In this particular recipe, your tender fruits are not just used for decoration or hidden beneath pie crust. Instead they … [Read more...]

Grilled and Chilled Peach Soup

Even though I'm starting to get solicitous emails for Halloween costumes, I refuse, on August 1st, to admit that summer is ever ending. The farm stands are bursting with a cornucopia of fresh fruits, veggies and herbs. The corn is almost as high as an elephant's eye. The frothy surf is just a tad bit warmer. In my mind, summer is FINALLY here. To celebrate the season, I've been thoroughly enjoying grilling fruits and vegetables outside.  Have you grilled any Kale yet?  Watch my video: if reading via email or reader, head to … [Read more...]