I always thought puff pastry was for the real “experienced” chef. You know, the ones who go to culinary or baking school. I was wrong. This tart was surprisingly simple and a huge hit at our weekend Spring brunch. It can be made the night before which makes it a brunch hostess’ dream! You can also serve it at room temperature. Enough said!
P.S. This goes really well with a Chefanies Homemade Bloody Mary. (Recipe Coming Soon!)
I am not a baker by any means. If you know me at all you would know that exactness and I are not the best of friends. I am more of a “dash of this here and a pinch of that here” type of girl. But as Jason’s parents were coming over for the weekend and I was planning a mini-brunch for them I thought back to the schooling of my mom and remembered it is always good to have some sort of sweet bread available. My mom, although she wouldn’t admit it is a great baker (and cook) and this one is an homage to my mommacita!
Anyway the cake turned out nicely and looked pretty. You can substitute any kind of citrus for this loaf. As this recipe contains low-fat greek yogurt and olive oil you can feel good about it
When I first moved to Berlin the weather was just getting warmer and it seemed that outside every restaurant a sign boasted its Spargel Menu. What the hell is Spargel and why was it so important? I later learned Spargel is Asparagus and it was highly prized as it marked the beginning of Spring and warmer days to come.
Last week when I received my Farm Box luscious green stalks were pointing right out. Delighted I was, as I knew Spring had arrived.
This is the easiest recipe ever, hence the name of this post. The brightness and freshness of the asparagus is a pleasant change from the heavy and hearty greens we have been using. Spargel time!!
As Jason and I both work from home eating a healthy and quick lunch is sometimes a challenge. This salad is crunchy from cucumbers, pink from the beets, and fresh from the spinach. It is an all around win win situation. Oh and did I mention its only 250 calories!