Thursday, September 9, 2010

Momentary Lapse of Blogging

I haven't posted any new blogs lately, so I was determined to add one today. 

Things have been really busy.  We took a trip up to NY and Pennsylvania.  It was a lot of rushing around but I got to see my sister, my niece (cutest baby ever!), some good friends, and the in-laws.  As soon as we got back, I started 2 classes at the local college.  These classes are very intense, and cram 16 weeks worth of material into 8 weeks, so I've been doing a lot of reading.  Luckily, I've had some time to do some cooking.

I made a tomato tart last week.  The base as a sheet of puff pastry, coated with a thin layer of sour cream and grainy mustard.  This added great flavor and prevented the crust from getting soggy.  On top of the crust were sauteed cherry tomatoes (which are at season's peak right now) and leeks.  This was baked, and then topped with goat cheese (yum!) and basil. 

I'm going to try to add some more posts this weekend...a neighbor gave me some homemade strawberry jam...I'm going to try to make some cookies with it!