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September 30, 2021


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This looks so delicious!


What an elegant pear tart you made, Simona!!! And mulberries, how I love mulberries, and how nostalgic of the amazing Mediterranean I become at their mention! I had to comment even though I have been AWOL for such a long time. Pasta frolla dough is so delicious! I love it! It has made it into Greek cuisine and into the Greek lexicon as pasta flora ... and I always want to tell my compatriots, no, it's supposed to be pronounced as pasta frolla. We made a huge amount of it a few weeks ago for an upcoming festival this October. I've been too picky about the books I read because I am in the midst of a research project that is into its fourth year now and deals with WW2 and the decade following WW2. Therefore, fiction and non fiction, I've been consecrating on that subject which is immense and endless and seems like an inescapable gyre. But a tremendously interesting and illuminating gyre. Still, I always think of blogging and of re-joining the Cook the Books and Novel Food reading endeavours. I hope all is well with you and I send my greetings and love.

Deb in Hawaii

Your tart is a work of art, Simona! I love pear desserts--so perfect for fall and a great pairing with the berry preserves. Yum! I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Marg :)

Dear Ana, so good to hear from you and to read about your project. I understand being totally taken by it and not having time for anything else. I hope all is well with you and hope you'll find a bit of time to rejoin our club. A big hug back :)

Thank you, Deb. I love pears: when you get one at the right stage of ripeness, it's a true delight. And they cook and bake beautifully :)

Delaware Girl Eats

What an awesome photo! I just love making tarts like this and using the fruit as the decoration. Nice Job. I'm sure the recipe is great too. I make pear/apple tarts as I think the combination of flavors works so well. I saw in your recipe to add jam and I had never thought of that. But it would enhance the flavors for sure. Next time....


What an absolutely beautiful work of art your pear tart is! I do want to make one soon. The book was delightful, with some good life lessons as well. I just read and enjoyed another of Heather Webber's books, South of the Buttonwood Tree.

Wendy M. Klik

Wow....that is one gorgeous tart. Granny Zee would have been proud to have that served up in her cafe.


This sounds delicious and I'm loving your inspiration. Thank you for a wonderful post and recipe.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Cathy. I like the idea of using both pears and apples. Thank you for the suggestion :)

Thank you, Claudia. I will check out Webber's other book :)

Thank you, Wendy :)

Thank you, Terri :)

Debra Eliotseats

Love this. Truly a work of art. It looks magical! :)

Simona Carini

Thank you, Debra :)

Fernando Alerts

Love this pea tart recipe. Looks so delicious. Thank you.

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