Roasted Beets and Yam Tart

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Savory Pies & Quiches | 11 comments


Roasted Root Vegetable Tart as a Metaphor for Life by Jill Mant

This tart reminds me of life. I’m reading a book by Elizabeth Lesser called “Broken Open”. In it she states “How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.”

Generally when one thinks about a tart, root vegetables are not the first filling that comes to mind. There really aren’t many components to this tart that one would expect to find with the others, but yet the end product  is absolutely delicious. I would never resist anything with beets in it as I am a died-in-the-wool fan of these sweet and colorful root vegetables, but I have resisted so many changes in direction in my life’s trajectory and have usually found that the ones I just knew were signalling impending doom actually steered me in the direction of both peace and joy.

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#50-La Femme Finale Changemaker in Food: Julie Powell

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Savory Pies & Quiches | 16 comments


Quiche Lorraine with Heirloom Lettuce & Tomato Salad by Jill Mant

The Daily Beast re-published an article from Newsweek in which the author asks the public to stop hating Julie Powell. I don’t know why people would hate on Julie Powell, but I also don’t know why Julie Powell is on this particular list of women change-makers in food.

Love her, hate her, be ambivalent towards her, but Julie is a blogger, a writer, a raconteur and a prolific penner of memoirs. Her latest incarnation as a butcher I suppose qualifies her for the list, but Julie never set out to be a chef or a food writer. Julie is a woman who used her blog as a place to share her heart and soul and her culinary adventures.

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