So many tomatoes so little time...
Not complaining..how nice is it to pick tomatoes in your backyard..make a savory tart and still have loads leftover.Pocketfuls these days.
I have made this tart before in mini form..I made a long rectangular one this time..used my garlic..my tomatoes..added some fresh herbs to the crust..
I bake mine longer..unfilled..I like a crispier bottom.
I even like reheating it on a grill in the oven w/out the bottom pan.That crust is so darn delicious.. I put less butter..I find it doesn't need a full 1/2 cup(Is that an oxymoron?)
I just know now when handling certain doughs which consistencies I am looking for to get the results I want.
In all honesty I find this tart dough recipe worked better in the smaller tarts..less tomatoes..less filling..the tart stayed crispier.
I think I have OVERMADE this delicious dinner during the tomato/heat wave..
Pick your ripe tomatoes..or buy..cherry ones..
slice..,add garlic..capers..sliced kalamatas..loads of fresh basil..chives ..red pepper flakes..evoo..basically anything you like..do this early in the morning in a large bowl ,toss..and cover..ideally sitting in the sunshine is amazing..
cook your pasta of choice..and add to this mix that has been enhancing all day..Parm on top..delicioso.
This time I made 2 sep.dishes from the get go:)
Another of our very fave tomato dishes since last year is Gina's Skinnytaste Baked Chicken Milanese with tomato ad arugula salad..
I always make more of the tomato topping..make it well in advance and I bake the chicken longer..honestly if you have not made it..do try it..you NEED the arugula:)
We rarely eat out..but once every summer I love to go here..
It's a hop skip and a jump away..we eat lunch up on the terrasse..and then go further below and sit by the water's edge.
This is my idea of lunch out:)
I went there as a young girl..a young mom..now I have taken a grandson..and this time it was just J and I.
I think I live in Paradise.. for QC..
Sat...last night..early evening.. I went to see Matt Holubowski..
it was a concert..by the water..followed by fireworks..magical.I did not stay for the fireworks..
but someone went:)
To see and hear this young local talent who is like a shooting star ..to stardom...by the water w/ the sun setting..with one of my daughters was just inexplicably..bliss.
He is such a nice..old soul young man...perfectly..but perfectly bilingual and spoke throughout his show impeccably in French and in English..to everyone's delight.
He is most charming if I do say so myself..and to hear him sing..play guitar AND harmonica..all in the same song(s)..is truly astounding.
He's so cool:)I am sure his mama is just bursting with pride over her children.
Remember my regret at NOT having bought a couple of CD's while in Provence..of artists that were regaling us with their talents?
I said that will would never happen again;)
Sailboats..and boats..sailed by..the sky's color changed.. the mood was summery and festive..
Jack Layton Park..by the water ,was named after a very courageous politician that grew up in Hudson..I bumped into Valerie Sat. night and she said it was 4 years to the day that Jack Layton had lost his battle with cancer.
He must have felt so honored Sat.night looking down into his birthtown..hearing Matt sing in his glorious namesaked park by the water's edge.
I adore small towns.
And I am so grateful to live in one,whose landscape may change through the seasons..but in truth each has a loveliness and purpose for me.