Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

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Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Saturday, October 6, 2012

tomato tarts

one of the many ways i used my abundance of fall tomatoes was to make tomato tarts.  these easy appetizers are quick to prepare and very tasty.

using frozen puff pastry sheets, thaw one sheet for about 20 minutes.  when thawed, flatten the dough and divide into 16 squares.  place on a parchment lined baking sheet and top with cheese.  i used goat cheese, but Gruyere or Swiss would be another great alternative.

next, add the sliced tomatoes to the tops of the cheese squares, and then season with shredded fresh basil. i also added Williams sonoma pizza seasoning, lightly sprinkled on the tops.  

bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.  check to see that the pastry puffs, but does not burn.  these are great quick appetizers for last minute snacks to make and serve. 

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