I cannot believe that August has already arrived. While I am eagerly anticipating fall (because the baby will arrive!), I am still holding onto the light, fresh recipes of this season and enjoying our summer produce. As we are nearing the due date for baby, I am trying to continue eating as healthy as possible. I’m adding more fruits and vegetables into each of my meals wherever I can.
My newest pregnancy food obsession is homemade popsicles. It satisfies my ice cream craving but I get to make sure all of the ingredients are the quality I want. I’ve been using these fun popsicle molds to make orange basil pops (fresh squeezed orange juice with basil chopped very finely), and they are divine!
While the popsicles make a great dessert or snack in this summertime heat, a tomato tart makes a perfect summertime lunch or dinner. Serve it with a salad and some fruit. It feels simple, rustic, and fresh to me. We add basil to our tart, so it becomes almost a caprese tart in a way. If you want to use it in a bigger dinner, it would make a perfect first course.
We enjoyed our tomato tart outside on the deck with a side of fruit, and it was a perfect, easy dinner. The recipe follows below. Enjoy!
P.S. Now that Dinner Party Atelier is one year old, here’s a look back at what we were cooking up a year ago: Brussels Sprouts Salad with Sieved Egg and Lemon Vinaigrette
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