After Christmas I bought Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. Shortly thereafter I found the group French Fridays with Dorie. Each week we cook one recipe from the book.
This week’s French Food with Dorie recipe was an Orange-Almond Tart. Oh, how I loved the sound of that! Oranges are just so perfect at this time of year. They are in season and they remind you that the sun will return.
However, there were a couple of issues with it on my end:
One, I could find no one who wanted to eat it with me. And I just could not eat a whole tart because…
Two, next week is both my birthday and Valentines Day. I expect there will be an over supply of sugar heading my way. I could not justify this tart, Brit’s cake and next weeks’ sugar overload.
Then there is three, I am going off sugar after my birthday. I have been eating far too much sugar in the last few months. So for health and figure reasons I am cutting sugar out. I will elaborate on this plan in the next week or so.
Now go look at the other participant’s tarts. I expect they will be fabulous, as usual. I will be back next week with Short Ribs in Red Wine and Port. (Oh my, that sounds quite decedent! Hmm….I am not sure the cooking budget will allow for all that extra alcohol. We shall have to see…)