That dreaded walk of shame.
You might know that walk. And maybe you have to endure that walk pretty frequently like myself. I’m talking about whenever I’m late for something. Walking in late. With my head slightly down.
I’m almost always running late, which I hate. This is something I am constantly working on. Some days/weeks are great but some days/weeks, it’s bad. Like having your daughter late to pre-school everyday, three days in a row.
You can tell what the state of my life and mind are simply by looking in my purse (or my messy bedroom). If my purse is organized, I’m good. . but usually it’s a big mess, with all sorts of things thrown in there: napkins, snacks, half eaten crackers and granola bars, a million pieces of paper with scribbles on it (almost always a grocery list or recipe ideas).
The other day, I was done. I was sick of having crap everywhere so I cleaned the house, cleaned out my purse and got Madeline to school on time. And then, I came home and made this asparagus gruyere tart.
Thissuper easy和完全美味的芦笋gruyere tart。
Maybe it was the magical, beautiful asparagus that inspired me. That was calling my name. Maybe it’s because it’s spring and the weather is starting to warm up again and I have no time for lateness. I have no time for messy and unorganized.
I want to be my best self this spring. Insert the inspirational music right here.
一个nd this asparagus gruyere tart kinda gave me hope that I can do it. And you can too.
一个Note on The Puff Pastry
Other puff pastry brands that you find at the grocery store, while much cheaper, also contain a bunch of ingredients like this: “UNBLEACHED ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR(FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE[VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), WATER,VEGETABLE OILS (PALM, SOYBEAN, HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED), CONTAINS 2 PERCENT OR LESS OF: HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, SALT, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES,SOY LECITHIN, MALTED … and more.”
Clickhereto see me making this tart on The TODAY Show! And I added even more spring goodness: peas on top (can be fresh or frozen) and fresh pea shoots as a garnish before serving!
For the tart:
- 1to 2sheets frozen puff pastry解冻
- 1to 2tablespoons蜂蜜第戎芥末与醋甘蓝醋or plain dijon mustard
- 2到3杯Gruyere cheesefreshly grated (or use any white cheese you like)
- 11/2poundsmedium asparagustrimmed*
- Balsamic glaze服务时
Remove the pastry shell from the oven, let it sit for a minute or two and then spread on the honey dijon mustard with balsamic vinegar (or dijon mustard if that's what you have) and then sprinkle on the Gruyere cheese.
*Trim the bottoms of the asparagus spears to fit crosswise inside the tart shell. Arrange them in a single layer over the Gruyere cheese, alternating ends and tips. Sprinkle on the peas if using. Brush or lightly drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.