Last night I made a free-form rhubarb & strawberry tart, using this method, that I wrote down all the way back in 1999. Except I make the crust with a little added vegetable shortening now to make it a little flakier, about 2 tbs. along with the 2 sticks of butter and 3 cups of flour and 3 tbs of sugar. For the filling, I used rhubarb puree, and added sliced strawberries – but no added sugar.
1999 – I still had a shape; I still could wear a dress and look pretty back then – I remember getting complimented on a black and red Laura Ashley dress (looked like the one on the left) that I wore the day I brought the peach tart to work. Now I have old lady big fat belly that makes my arms & legs look skinny in comparison even though they’re not. And back fat.
Here are picture of the tart – I had a little slice for breakfast with my bagel, after I came back from canvassing for the democratic party. 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Saturday of the Mifflin Street block party is not a good time to go canvassing in Madison, WI – everyone was either out doing Saturday errands, partying or gone for the weekend. I had 100 addresses and talked to like 3 live people.