May 13, 2001

the queen of tarts


The strawberry-kiwi tarts went over well, expunging, I hope, the memory or the horrid brownies I had fed some of these people a month ago. (How, I beg to know, can brownie mix go bad?)

Anyway, the tarts were both easy and impressive and required only assembling, rather than cooking. From bottom to top: start with ice-cream cone bowls, from the supermarket. Melt some of that chocolate stuff that makes a hard shell on fruit (Dolci Frutti was the brand name) and smear some around each bowl. Whip cream -- I made a pint, but a cup would have been enough. This is not a problem, since I never mind having extra whipped cream -- I can eat it out of the bowl (or off of T, for that matter). About 4 tablespoons in each bowl seemed about right. Top with sliced strawberries and kiwi. Iíd have used raspberries and avoided all that slicing but the market didnít have any and strawberries were cheap.

In other news, I finally bought a new computer: a laptop, ordered direct from Compaq so I can get the version of Office I want without paying $600 for it. Estimated delivery is May 23, so donít expect rhapsodizing about it any time soon.

Posted by dichroic at May 13, 2001 08:31 AM
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