Lemony Tomato Zucchini Tart

A Jeanne in the Kitchen

A good friend of mine gave me some zucchini from her garden that were absolutely HUGE!  I am still coming up with some good zucchini recipes that do them justice.  They are so delicious!  Fresh is always best, and even better when they have been grown with love.   I make tomato tarts quite often, and I use a wide variety of tomatoes.  I  especially love using the heirloom tomatoes.  This was the first time I decided to make them with zucchini though.  I don’t know why I never tried this before because I love both tomatoes and zucchini, as well as almost all other vegetables, but there is a first time for everything I guess.  Now I know I will definitely be doing this again; real soon.  Adding lemon to dishes really seems to make them perfect for spring and summer, and it just seems to make them really fresh…

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Vegetarian spinach tart for St. Patrick’s Day

Cooking Without Limits

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Today, the Irish people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, which is the Patron Saint of Ireland. Since 1961, St Patrick has also been regarded as a patron saint of Nigeria, too.

Dress in green, where a green wig, drink pints of Guinness, eat something green or cook Irish stews are way to celebrate the day. The emphasis on green is thought to be linked to “wearing the Green”, a symbol from the 18th century on, of sympathy with Irish independence.

Wearing green has now become associated with St Patrick’s Day, even though the saint was originally associated with the color blue.

According to legend, people wear green to makes themselves invisible to leprechauns, who would pinch anyone they could see.

Popular Irish toasts on St Patrick’s Day, include: may the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out

For those who want to do…

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Eat: Tomato, Pine Nut and Fresh Basil Tart —

It is summer in Australia and tomatoes and basil are growing in abundance. This is the perfect combination alongside toasted pine nuts all combined in a crusty tart case. Ingredients Short crust pastry (store bought or homemade – both work well) 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup of cream 1/2 cup of grated […]

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