Tomorrow Roy and I are off to Italy for a 6 week adventure. We will be sightseeing, walking the way of St. Francis from La Verna to Rome, and eating lots of wonderful food! SO, for the next few weeks I will be posting from various regions throughout Italy including Florence, Lucca, Volterra, Assisi, Rome, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast. I’ll include recipes such as pane Toscana (Tuscan bread), lemon olive oil cookies, torta Caprese bianca (a delicious lemon cake from Capri), and these chocolate hazelnut tarts. I hope you’ll enjoy this culinary journey through Italy and highlights from the trip as well!
The northern part of Italy grows some of the most delicious hazelnuts in the world. Since our Italian journey begins in Milan, rich, decadent chocolate hazelnut tarts seems the perfect way to begin!
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I was in the grocery store this morning and Rainier cherries have arrived! They are delicious and sweet but their season is extremely short. Cherries and almonds go perfectly together so cherry frangipan tarts are the post of the day!
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If you love Almond Joy candy bars then this is your dessert! This Almond Coconut Chocolate Tart is rich and decadent and surprisingly simple to make. It can be made in advance and will keep well for several days.
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Spring is finally here and a berry buttermilk tart is the perfect way to celebrate! This tart is creamy and light with a great tang from the buttermilk. This would look beautiful as the centerpiece of your Mother’s Day table!
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