Sunday, May 25, 2008

Family Lunch and Tea

What a delicious Sunday :-)

NH and I went to my parent's home for the day, which we haven't done in a while. With two brothers and both parents at home, it was nice to be there this weekend for a few hours.

I was so spoiled with Mom's food as a kid and I really miss it. I just have to eat something she cooked to feel nostalgic for being a little girl. She makes the BEST veggie burgers which I ate with homemade fresh pita bread and talatouri. I'm going to have to attempt these at home soon, it was such a wonderful treat.

Then at tea time (4:00 pm always), we had this fig tart.



The tart had a almond cookie crust and a frangipane layer beneath the black mission figs. It really shows me how much I have to learn and how lucky to have my Mom to teach me just a little. She made this amazing tart by using parts of two recipes and some improvisation.

How fresh figs in May? She froze them from her tree last August. How smart! This tart was so amazing, we all loved it. Here is a cross section, the part that was left.



















*sigh*
Thanks Mom, for such a treat. I hope you make it again sometime.
I am so full and happy this evening. A light snack before bed is all I need to tide me over until the morning.

2 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my, that fig tart looks positively scrumptious! Yum!

mkparides said...

Thanks for all the nice words! It makes me feel a little famous having my tart on the web!