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Sweet & Seasonal

Fast Fash is going to be pretty sporadic until June because I’m so extremely busy. Having said that I’m hopping on when I can. 

When I cook or bake I have so much fun making things that are seasonal. In this case it’s all about the Strawberru Rhubarb! I’ve actually never made anything with it before so I was really excited to give it a try. Plus I love me a tart. I made this for Mother’s Day this past Sunday.  

Very Strawberry Tart

 (to make this recipe a little more fast I used pie crust that was already made. But feel free to make your own.)

What You Need: 

3/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp flour

2 cups strawberry

2 cups rhubarb

1 tbsp lemon juice  

What You Do: 

Preheat oven to 350. Press your dough into your tart pan, make a few pricks at the bottom, and then put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. While that’s in there, mix everything else together in a bowl. Once the tart is ready to come out of the freezer fill it wit your strawberry mixture. In a small bowl mix 1/3 cup of oats, 1 tbsp flour, and five tbsp butter and sprinkle on top of tart. Then just pop it in the oven for about 50 minutes.


Enjoy your delicious spring time tart! 


Savory Stickers

So here’s what happened…

There I am sitting (for a very brief moment) on the couch watching The Kardashians. They were out to eat and were ordering Pot Stickers. I immediately think I need potstickers NOW! I jump off the couch, find a recipe, and make them. 

Within minutes I had the dough made and “resting”.

To make the dough: 

What you need: 

10oz flour

5oz boiling water

1 tsp salt

What you do: 

I used a food processor. Simply pulse the salt and flour so it’s mixed, then slowly add the boiling water and mix until it clumps up. Then, move it to a floured countertop and knead for about 2 minutes. It shouldn’t be sticky but soft. Make a ball and put in a plastic bag and get out as much air as possible. Let it rest for an hour. 

After that make sure your counter is very floured and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough and using a large round cookie cutter make your circles. Then, fill the middles (I used carrot matchsticks, shrimp, purple cabbage, and Portobello mushrooms), and pinch the edges. I tried to make mine look pretty but failed. It was my first time after all.


 Once you have them filled and pinched, add a splash of oil to a pan and let them cook until the bottoms are brown. Then, immediately add 1/4 cup water and reduce heat to medium. Let them steam for about 10 minutes or until the water is evaporated.

Serve and enjoy!

p.s. thanks Kardashians!😂


La Tarte Au Citron

Or as people who speak English say “The Lemon Tart”!

Ahhh now that Spring has officially sprung I’m ready to make all the spring recipes, clean every room in my house, including my closet. We’ll get to that later.

Today is all about the perfect French lemon tart!  Because spring screams all things fresh and lemon! 

For this recipe I used frozen pie dough to speed the process along. Bake on 350 for about 10 minutes and let cool.

What you need: 

5 eggs

4 lemons

1 1/2 tbsp lemon zest

1/2 whipping cream

1/3 cup sugar

Whatever you choose to decorate your tart with. I used lemon, blueberries, mint, and powdered sugar.  

What you do:

Simply whisk together the egg, lemon juice, and lemon zest. After that is combined, add the whipping cream and sugar. Pour into your cooled crust. Bake on 350 for about 25-30 minutes or until the center is set.

Let cool and enjoy!


Decorating tips:

  1. I like to use ingrediencies that are opposite of the color wheel. Blue and yellow are complimentary colors which is why I chose blueberries.

  2. Add a pop of color. Mint does this perfect because it is so fresh just like lemon.

  3. Doing this design all over would be overkill so choose a side to decorate.

    Thanks for stopping by, and just think: today is Champagne Thursday and tomorrow is Friday. We can make it!