This may be a very short post.
It may end abruptly, but the recipe is done and that’s what counts, right?
This is a simple tart that is almost as much fun to eat as it is to make. You could fill it with almost anything. It only bakes for 12 minutes so don’t use raw meat but cooked works well… Bacon?
Since there are 12 sheets in a package of phyllo I tend to get creative whenever I buy it, although it does keep well, wrapped tightly, for 2 weeks or so.
Cherry Tomato Tart
Total time: 35 minutes
- 2 sheets phyllo dough
- 3 tbs soft goat cheese
- 2 tbs garlic chives, chopped
- 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3 marinated artichoke hearts, drained, halved
- basil to garnish
- olive oil
- Place 2 ramekins, 2 1/2 – 3″ (6 – 7cm) on a baking sheet and set aside.
- Lay out 1 sheet of phyllo and cut it into 4 squares
- Stack the squares, lightly brushing each one with olive oil first.
- Pick the phyllo up by bringing all 4 corners together and carefully put inside a ramekin. Smooth out the bottom a bit so it kind of lines the ramekin, leaving the 4 corners to hang over the edge. It should all be rather loose.
- Repeat with other sheet and ramekin.
- Divide goat cheese and spoon into bottom of phyllo.
- Divide and add tomatoes, artichokes and chives.
- Bake at 400F (200C) for 12 – 15 minutes, until nicely browned.
- When done remove from oven and carefully remove filo cups from ramekins.
- Garnish with basil leaves and serve.
It’s a hot, humid day here in France… The hottest of the season so far.
Naturally, that means our firewood is being delivered.
We were told it would be after lunch. To an old French farmer, which the firewood guy is, this can mean anytime between 2 and, oh, maybe 7. It would depend on whether or not he takes the traditional nap after lunch which depends on how much wine he had with lunch.
To attempt to pin him down to a more specific time would merely be answered with a smile and a shrug. How could one know this?
For mon mari this is a minor problem…. He has lunch at the same time as the farmer.
I, however, don’t. I have lunch after I exercise. I exercise after I finish whatever my self-designated chores for the day are. That’s usually around 3:30.
3:30 could reasonably be considered, by many people, as ‘after lunch’.
So, I have finished my chores, exercised, and am now waiting for the firewood.
I haven’t showered because why would I shower before unloading a trailer full of firewood on a hot humid day?
I haven’t eaten lunch because we all know that the minute I lift the first forkful of salad to my mouth he will arrive with the firewood.
We also know that he will NOT come until I have the first forkful of salad in my hand.
It’s a conundrum….
I’m trying to be patient
But I’m really getting hungry.