Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Spring is Here, Time for Tarts!

I prefer to define the seasons by which fruits are available than by the calendar. I always know when fall has arrived when I can find pomegranates and figs at the grocery store. Cranberries means winter is near. When I find rhubarb, I know for sure that spring has arrived.

Strawberries, while not in season, are usually available at my local stores year round, but those rhubarb stalks come and go too quickly!

By now you have likely guessed that this week I’ve been baking with rhubarb. I used the Strawberry Tart recipe from Learning to Bake Allergen-Free, and made a strawberry-rhubarb filling for my tarts:

Of course, this is also a reminder that there is no reason to use the filling I suggest – make those tarts with whatever fruits you love! Pretty soon I’ll be making them with blueberries and raspberries from the CSA. There is absolutely nothing better than fresh fruit you pick yourself!

What fruit tarts will you be making this spring?

1 comment:

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

mmmm, I bet my son would love those. They look so tasty and perfect for a toddler to pick-up and eat on their own.