Rustic Tomato Galette Provencal

Rustic Tomato Galette Provencal

Late summer equals loads of luscious tomatoes at the farmer’s market here in New York City, where you’ll find all sorts of heirloom varieties and the acclaimed full flavored “Jersey” tomato. Both kinds are put to good use in this rustic tomato galette Provençal, inspired by the traditional French tomato and mustard tart from that region. This recipe highlights the sweetness of tomato contrasted by the sharpness of Dijon mustard, with a splattering of nutty Gruyère cheese, scented with fresh lemon thyme, all baked in a buttery crust speckled with cracked pepper.

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Pear Tart with Almonds & Salted Caramel

This pear tart with almonds and salted caramel is almost effortless to make. Sweetened with just a tablespoon or two of sugar the delicate fresh pear flavor really shines through, and when “paired” with toasty almonds and dressed with salty caramel it makes for a light and elegant dessert. …

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Roasted Pumpkin Butter with Pecans | Flavors of Light

Roasted Pumpkin Butter with Pecans

You decide how sweet or not you want to go with this healthy pumpkin butter, its rich and complex flavor develops from a second roasting in the oven with the addition of brown sugar, molasses, butter, pecans and spices… slowly caramelizing while a normally bland orange color evolves into a deep, rich rusty hue.

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Autumn: Apple & Fig Cake

Hello there Autumn! Can we talk about this apple and fig cake loaded with tart and crisp apples from the farmers market, dried figs flavored with a hint of sweet, fruity Moscato wine, a good dose of healthy walnuts and gently spiced with cardamom, ginger and cinnamon? What I love about this cake, besides it being incredibly moist and light on sweetness is that…

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