Cooking on the Cove_ Straightforward bumbleberry tart bursts with taste

After I lived in California within the early ’80s, there was a restaurant known as Bumbleberries that was well-known for his or her blended berry pie. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries have been mingled collectively between two golden crusts and, oh, was it ever good. This straightforward bumbleberry tart is a simple strategy to get pleasure from these bursting summer time flavors at house, even on a sizzling night, and even while you’ve been busy all day.

You don’t must have the oven on for too lengthy and also you don’t must make a pie crust, both. Simply use a kind of spiffy sheets of puff pastry like I usually do. (I preserve a package deal of this in my freezer always.)

For the filling, you’ll want 4 cups of berries complete and in case you can’t get your palms on all 4 varieties listed on this recipe, simply use no matter you will discover.

It’s okay to omit the egg wash, simply know that the pastry gained’t be as browned. This seasonal dessert is finest served after it has cooled for about half-hour.

Relying on the berries, it may be very juicy, so serve it in bowls. When you select, doll it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a plop of whipped cream, or set out a small pitcher of heavy cream to swirl into the underside of the serving bowls or excessive of the tart.

Since I’m feeling in a fruity temper after snacking on the berry tart I simply put collectively, I’ll share this eclectic, refreshing salad recipe I made earlier within the week once I was on the lookout for mild and straightforward nourishment that didn’t contain being within the sizzling kitchen too lengthy. I used jasmine rice as a result of that’s what I noticed first within the panty, however any selection would work simply nice, as would quinoa. For the chili, I used a jalapeno and it was excellent.


I’ll admit I might simply develop into hooked on this “salad” with its Polynesian profile. It’s so satisfying and fairly versatile. Add diced ham, turkey or rooster to the salad, or omit that and serve it as a facet with teriyaki rooster, salmon, shrimp, turkey burgers or marinated pork tenderloin. It will additionally go nice with Mexican meals. The dressing recipe may be doubled, then used as a basting sauce close to the tip of grilling time. Attempt it!

Bumbleberry tart

1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted

1 cup strawberries, quartered

1 cup blueberries

1 cup raspberries

1 cup blackberries


1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 egg, crushed

Powdered sugar, non-compulsory

Preheat oven to 400 levels. Barely roll out puff pastry and place onto a rimmed baking sheet. Don’t fear in regards to the edges being excellent.


Place berries in a medium-size bowl. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and corn starch, then combine gently to mix.

Pile berry combination onto the center of the puff pastry, leaving a few 1 1/2-inch border of pastry. Stretch and fold the perimeters of the pastry over the berries, leaving the center of the filling uncovered, and crimping up and sealing the corners of the pastry.

Brush the pastry with crushed egg. Bake for 20 minutes, or till the filling is effervescent and the pastry is golden brown.

Cool half-hour or extra so the berry juices can settle. Mud with powdered sugar if you want earlier than slicing and serving.

Yield: 4 servings

Pineapple summer time salad

1 cup raw any sort of rice, or quinoa


1 1/2 cups contemporary pineapple, diced

1/4 cup crimson onion or scallions, diced

1 small inexperienced chili, diced

1 crimson pepper, diced

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

6 rashers crisp cooked bacon, diced


Toasted almonds or sunflower seeds

Prepare dinner rice or quinoa based on package deal instructions and permit it to chill. In a big bowl, mix rice with pineapple, greens and cilantro.

Add dressing and chill within the fridge for at the very least 3 hours. High particular person servings with bacon and almonds or sunflower seeds.

Yield: 4 servings


1 tablespoon soy sauce

Juice of 1 giant lime

2 tablespoons candy chili sauce

Combine collectively in a small bowl.

Yield: 1/4 cup

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