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This makes me so hungry.

food to glow



We’re nearly there. The end of seemingly endless January. And it’s not been too awful, considering. Normally January is a clone of December, minus the parties, food, presents, fun. But, at least here in the UK, it’s not been too bad. Not bad at all: no snow to speak of, glorious crisp light, mild verging-on-balmy temperatures, and a gradual lengthening of day that is apparent to all but the most dreary of people.

Yesterday I overheard a gaggle of older ladies moaning about the dark days and the “bitter, bitter cold”. I felt like reminding them that we have almost 2 hours more light than on Christmas Day, and that 10 C is pretty darn warm for the time of year. We actually have colder summer days. It is very possible that these women are the same ones I hear complaining loudly about the July heat, while wearing tweed coats…

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That looks so good. My mouth is watering.

The Apron Archives

This Tomato Mozzarella Basil Tart holds a special place in my blogger-heart, because when I saw it on Annie’s Eats back in September of 2009, it was one of the first times I thought “Wow!  That looks delicious.  Maybe I should try that myself…”

Many similar moments later, both online and in the kitchen, I decided I wanted to start my own blog…so for that I celebrate this tart, and the fact that it also inspired me to purchase a removable-bottom tart pan.

I rarely use it, but having it in my pan arsenal makes me feel fancy. 

In my humble opinion, few culinary combinations are as perfect as basil, tomato, and mozzarella.  Whether cold in a Caprese salad, toasted in a panini, or hot and melted on a pizza…it’s a winning trio, and I am an ardent fan.

This version of the “Big 3” is in the form of a savory tart.  By flavoring the dough for…

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