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Do I Want a Fruit Tart, or Just the Pastry Shell?


The other day I saw a picture of empty pastry shells and I thought, “Mmmm, a creamy, fresh fruit tart would be so good right now.” Or maybe a cheesecake. Because fruit tarts are the most common dessert to come in that sort of shell/crust, although I suppose they are sometimes filled with a chocolate pudding-like substance as well. Then I thought… I kind of just want the shell.

 

    

If you try to tell me that these pictures do not all look completely delicious, I will assume you’re lying.

I suppose the answer is to go buy a fruit tart and an empty pastry shell and eat both. Then I can give an informed decision not concerning which one is tastier, but which one I am actually craving.

Making one is another option, but I’ve never had much interest in baking something I can just as easily buy. For this reason, I don’t have flour and sugar waiting around to be made into cookies, cakes, and tarts, and I probably don’t have enough butter, either. If I had a kitchen to myself, I might be more likely to spend more time in it experimenting with food. It’s part of the reason I haven’t been posting much–I need the place to myself to really get into the spirit of fun, experimental dishes that I used to write about all the time.

For now, I can only say that looking at this pictures is really making me want a tart shell, filled or not.

 

Winning at Pumpkining!


 

The ultimate pumpkin “breakfast” (although it might have been dinner. This food object is from late September/early October so I don’t remember anymore): Pumpkin Pancake Sundae!

Pumpkin pancake mix from Trader Joe’s, made with mini peanut butter cups.

Pumpkin ice cream

Whipped cream, mini peanut butter cups to garnish

 

I had intended to also have hot fudge on it, but I left that off to avoid a sugar coma.

 

Served on a monkey plate.

Even more pumpkin!


 

 

Pumpkin pie cupcake from Sweet in Harvard Square.


I ate so much delicious food this weekend and didn’t keep track or get pictures of any of it. Instead I’m sharing this post about Venice by a blogger with some lovely pictures. It reminded me of the first time I was in Venice, and the delicious frutti di mare and cannolo for dinner the first night there. One of my main goals in life is to go back to Venice.

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