Caramelized Onion Tart

To caramelize an onion takes a little time and patience but it is a very worthwhile investment.  Deep golden in color, sweet and rich and flavorful, these simple slivers will elevate any recipe to a tasty new level.  Exhibit A:  This simple onion tart, with its smoky, salty bacon complementing the sweet onions and the cream filling with a touch of nutmeg for just the right degree of richness..  Add some crusty bread, a bottle of wine and a green salad, and you have perfect fare for a midweek summer picnic. Read More

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Julie’s Granola

Soon it will be Thanksgiving and that means the long anticipated return of special college students…  But until then, memories will have to do and here is a very sweet– quite literally– memory to savor.  Sunday brunch in Los Angeles,  at a cafe on Melrose Blvd., and seated outside despite the roasting weather, because the people watching was as enjoyable as the food.  One very delicious entree was fruit, granola and yogurt, which is a humble enough dish, but in this case, the yogurt was rich and creamy with a taste of honey, the berries were local and organic and the granola was like candy.  Read More