Apple Rose and Plum Tart
Lately I have been experimenting with the apple rose tart idea. This version’s “crust” has walnuts and dates, sweetened with a little bit of maple syrup. A fruit compote was spread over the crust, then plums and apples layered on top.
Today’s version is gluten-free and low in fat. Instead of fruit compote, I’ve also pureed non-fat yogurt and over-ripe bananas — this yields a very sweet creamy filling with little to no added sugar.
Recipes for apple rose tart are varied and one can find more than a few variations online. There are quite a number of ‘how to’ YouTube videos available. Many demonstrate techniques that are overly complicated. I’m still playing with the recipe streamlining the technique. This will be in my new cookbook.
Ashland Spring Sidewalk Sale: May 16–18, 2014
Spring Sidewalk sale, an annual event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, involves many stores in the Historic Downtown and the Railroad District. Popular with both locals and out of town visitors.
With one or two exceptions, all of Ashland’s stores are independently-owned; they carry one of a kind art items and clothing.
Friday and Saturday: 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. For more information.
Ashland Oregon Farmers Market
March 11 starts the 2014 season for the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market!
For your table, you will find all sorts of locally grown produce. For your garden, you can select a wide variety of locally-grown vegetable starts, flowers and perennials. Enjoy tasting and buying specialty foods, cheese, meats, baked goods, pasta, coffee, tea, beer, wine and hand-made arts and crafts. Usually local musicians entertain with live music.
Every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
At the National Guard Armory on 1420 E. Main Street
March 11 – November 25, 2014
Every Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Oak Street between E. Main and Lithia Way, in the heart of downtown
May 3 – Oct 25, 2014
Apple Rose Tart
I’ve been experimenting Apple Rose Tarts of late. Ran across this idea while researching some new recipes, both for the next cookbook and to expand out the Chanticleer’s breakfast repertoire.
This tart pictured here is with a pecan-date crust using red delicious apples. It has appealing presentation, is very tasty, and is far more healthy than it looks. All three great criteria for a recipe.
There’s a catch however. When assembling these tarts, it does take a little time. It’s not difficult, but the time adds up if doing a tart times 12!
Thus apple rose tarts will be served when there are a few guests in the house. You will have a better chance to taste this tart if you stay on Sunday or Monday night, or during the low-season.
Blink Chargers for Electric Car Drivers
There are two Blink Charger locations in Ashland’s parking lots.
- 175 Hargadine St. in the parking structure near Oregon Shakespeare Festival
- 139 N. Pioneer St. in the parking lot between Pioneer and 1st St., enter from Lithia Way.
Of course, if you’re a guest at the Chanticleer Inn, you can get your ‘juice’ for free while you enjoy exploring Ashland and seeing plays.
Many of you might know that last year I was working on a video project for the Ashland’s Bed and Breakfast Network. In June 2012, we obtained a grant from the City of Ashland to produce a travel video. We are very pleased with the work JOMA films did for us! Hope you enjoy.
Shade Garden sans Deer!
This is the third growing season without constant deer predation, finally the shade garden plants are bravely leafing out!
In the past the poor hosta never had two leaves at a time, the deer nibbled the leaves off as fast as the hosta would produce them. I always had a vision of what this section of the garden would look like and now it’s beginning to come to fruition (or is that leaftion?)