"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I am such a TART......even the guests thought so...although they didn't complain
I am one of those people who uses a recipe "loosely"...so these are my creations from this evening's feast. Above, puff pastry was the 'crust' and i just laid out diced hamsteak, artichoke hearts, swiss cheese, dusted it with salt, pepper, corriander and laid some beautiful sage leaves from the garden, baked at 375 for 25 minutes on a cookie sheet... TA DA! TART!
This one, same crust - puff pastry laid out on cookie sheet and I called this one, 'garden veggie' - used gorganzola, fresh from the garden zucchini, finally found some ripe cherry tomatoes, rosemary from the garden - saute'd some okra I picked up from the neighbor, chopped garlic...this one wasn't going in the direction I had hoped for, so I had to make a modification half way through and sprinkled some panko bread crumbs on the top to help absorb the liquid that was produced by the veggies....but, it came out terribly delicious...again, TA DA! TART!
And, then, the finale - caramelized asian pear and candied walnut TART:
I saved the caramel that I 'poached' the pears in and used that as a sauce over the top as I served the TART and complimented it with homemade whipped cream.....I swear it was like something from Heaven, seriously.
We also accompanied the savory TARTS with, as per our usual around here, a caprese salad...not pictured tonight, because, once you've seen a caprese salad, you've seen them all.
What a lovely evening....chalking off one of my 'to do' list items, "Have more company over for food"....I'm not sure what I was waiting for...a good time was had by all.....
Have a wonderful Sunday.....embrace the light....dwell in your heart...I know I will!
I am a woman on a mission to begin the life I have taken for granted for too long. Many changes have come in the last five years and while I have weathered them, I have not seriously taken any action to make changes for the enrichment of my life. The stories of my journey will be posted here......stay tuned for daily status of finally living a life not lived.....
To really live.....quit waiting for tomorrow....what if tomorrow never comes....what if you wake up, get dressed and head off to that job you hate and you get hit by a bus on the way.....what will you regret NOT doing? Telling someone you're sorry for hurting them? Giving your kid the 'attaboy' he or she needs to get them to the next level in their growth? Telling your friends how much they mean to you? Being there for your spouse when they've had a really bad day? Or, maybe you keep saying you're going to finally become the person you were meant to be......and you missed your chance because you didn't believe that NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME!
Been There, Done THAT..........
Spend more time with the people I love Read more....lots more Finish unpacking Take more pictures Set up my bench Use my bench Use the picture editing software on my computer Own a NIKON Tend the garden.....lovingly Have more company over for food..... Go to Blog camp in Reno Go to a Monastery and listen get a new defibrillator test out of some classes for M.A. Program finish medical assistant school
On the nightstand......
ECG Interpretation - Lippincot, Williams & Wilkins