When I was a young girl, my father was an attaché to the U. S. Ambassador in the Philippines. We lived in an Embassy Compound in Manila and, as was typical, we were given a household staff. One young woman who worked for us was named Maria and we loved her. We loved her so much
For years I lived in an area of California that was once a fruit orchard valley before it became Silicon Valley. We had eleven fruit trees on our property including several apricot trees.
Every summer it was a race to use up the fragile, sun ripened apricots before the birds got to them or worse before the little hellions that were my boys decided that the apricots were the perfect summer version of a snowball and began to
Fancy enough for tea with Mom or casual enough for a summer barbecue, these personal-sized (or couple-sized) treats consist of a creamy lemony filling with crunchy graham cracker crust and fresh berries and mint on top. In fact, if you want to take a step out of the ordinary
The sun is shining, the weather is warming up and it is a lovely time to start entertaining outdoors. Rather than plop down a bowl of chips and salsa as an appetizer (not that there is anything wrong with that!) how about
I love a good tart. Especially a tart filled with luscious, vine ripened tomatoes and goat cheese. And if that tart is made with a nutritious (and tasty!) crust – well so much the better.
The crust for this savory summer tart features
Written by Jessi Heggan Photography by Lillie Duncan