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June 03, 2014


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What a wonderful recipe and accompanying story! I'm a red head and let me tell you growing up as a red head was hard work! I'm proud of it now (and wish it was a vibrant as it was in my youth - I think henna hair dye may be required in my old age!). Thank you for linking your delicious recipe up with #ShopLocal :)

Simona Carini

Thank you, Elizabeth. Your comment reminded me that I tried using henna a few times and got my hair color to make a step in the "right" direction. Happy to participate: I believe strongly in shopping locally.

Rachel @ The Crispy Cook

That is a breathtaking overhead shot of that carrot tart. Just beautiful. I am working on a Novel Food post for you too, and a mystery is also involved. Stay tuned....

Frank @Memorie di Angelina

You know, I was an odd kid. Rarely read fiction and much preferred history. No wonder I wound up as a history major in college. In retrospect I now think I missed out on a lot of good reading, but at the time I wanted to read about stuff that actually happened, not a made-up story. With age I realized that fiction is real, too, just in a different way.

In any event, this crostata looks really tasty. Carrots are one of those under appreciated vegetables. They so often relegated to a supporting role, but they do deserve to be the 'star' once in a while!

Simona Carini

Thank you, Rachel. I will try and make a gluten-free version of the crazy dough. And I am looking forward to reading what you'll write for Novel Food.

What an interesting perspective on history and fiction, Frank! Thanks to my CSA share and its weekly dose of fresh carrots, I have developed a nice set of recipes for this vegetable, which, I agree with you, is underappreciated. My mother used carrot only in soffritto or to make broth, so I grew up with a skewed view of it. I am determined to right the wrong.

diary of a tomato

Beautiful tart, and thanks for the info on crazy dough! Similar to what I used for a Ligurian torta verde, more like a pasta dough.

Simona Carini

Indeed, Debra, it is a kind of pasta dough. It's so easy to put together and roll! I can't wait to come up with other fillings.

Deb in Hawaii

OK, you have given me yet another mystery series to look into. ;-) I love the mood they conjure up for you of warm scones and tea in the countryside. Your tart is so beautiful--such great color!

Thanks for another great round of Novel Food.

Simona Carini

I do indeed have a soft spot for warm scones and tea ;) Glad you like the tart.

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