Fig Crostata

Fig Crostata: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Buttery crust with hints of apple cider sweetness, filled with figs simmered in orange juice, apple cider syrup, and cardamom. About a year ago, I was sitting in my Italian class and our teacher asked us all to express to the class (in Italian) a favorite Italian dessert.  We were working with the verb piacere, translated ‘to be pleasing’, used when you want to say you like something. It’s a tricky little verb in how the sentence ...

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Fig, Ricotta and Honey Tart

Fig, Ricotta, Honey Tart enh 400 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Gorgeous tart of fresh figs, goat/ricotta cheeses, honey, and proscuitto, all presented on a puff pastry sheet. I know my limits better these days than in my youth, although some who know me may beg to differ.  I’ve always liked to push myself as far as I could– both physically and mentally, and have learned best by my own mistakes. It’s something I’m hard-wired for, and changing that ...

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