Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

Spring is here!

Yes, do your own little happy dance, as asparagus are in season! Time to celebrate spring! 

This lovely asparagus tart is the low-fuss kind. Quick and easy. No troubles in the kitchen. Yet… absolutely stunning on the dinner table. A pretty little centerpiece for a picnic in the park. Or a family brunch. Or serve as a healthy light meal accompanied with a simple side salad (for example made of rocket salad, cherry tomato mix and balsamic glaze).

This tart has lovely flavors with basil, goat cheese and lemon zest. Beautiful, sophisticated and delicious. What are you waiting for? Go on! Have a spring party and show off your cooking skills :)

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Asparagus Tart
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. Puff Pastry
  2. 3 Eggs
  3. Goat Cheese (3.5oz/100g)
  4. Cooking cream (1/2 cup / 125g)
  5. 2 handful fresh Basil Leaves
  6. Green Asparagus (1lb / 500g)
  7. 1 Lemon (for zest)
  8. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.
  2. Roll the puff pastry into a rectangle fitting to the size and amount of aspargus. Place pastry on a baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, lightly score the pastry one inch from the edges to make a inner rectangle. Using a fork, pierce dough inside the markings at 1/2-inch intervals. Brush a tin layer of egg wash over the pastry, to give a glaze to it. Bake until golden and crispy, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove pastry shell from oven. In a blender or food processor mix 2 handful of basil leaves, 1/2 cup cooking cream, the goat cheese and 2 eggs. Spread the mixture evenly over the pastry.
  4. Trim the bottoms of the asparagus, arrange crosswise in a single layer in the pastry shell on top of the cheese mixture, alternating ends and tips. Sprinkle over some salt, pepper and lemon zest. Bake until the asparagus are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!
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Fruit Ice Cubes

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Ice Ice Baby!

Don’t let the summer heat beat you. Just drop one of these ice cubes infused with fruits and herbs into a tall glass of water, sit back and relax!

A funky way to liven up your summer drink! Sometimes sipping water can get boring, so let these fruit cubes make it different and exciting. They are so simple to make but yet they make any drink seem better!

These fancy ice cubes also are a great addition to any party. Add them to sparkling water, sangria or summer cocktails and make your guests say ‘cool’! :)

Fruit Ice Cubes

Fruit Ice Cubes
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Ingredients
  1. Fruit (for example lemon, lime, orange, raspberries, strawberries)
  2. Herbs (for example mint, thyme, sage)
  3. Water
  4. Ice cube tray
Instructions
  1. Prep your fruit/ herbs: wash and cut into small portions.
  2. Place fruit/ herbs into your ice cube tray.
  3. Fill with water and freeze.
  4. Enjoy!
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Fruit Water

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DIY

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon fresh made fruit water at a spa.  What a great way to hydrate and detox! All natural, healthy and refreshing. Great inspiration for today’s blog!

Why not make your own healthy sparkling vitamin water with fresh fruits? All you need is your favorite fruit, some ice cubes and water!

So hydrate with this DIY Fruit infused Water. Say goodbye to soda with this refreshing, healthy “spa water”! Make multiple varieties to create your own amazing fruit water bar :D

Fruit Water
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Fruit (see suggestions below)
  2. Water
  3. Ice cubes
Raspberry Fruit Water
  1. Add a handful of raspberries into a jar. Press and twist with a muddler to release some of the juices (don't pulverize the fruit).
  2. Fill the jar with ice, then add water to the top.
  3. Stir, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let flavors infuse.
  4. Enjoy!
Orange Fruit Water
  1. Cut 1 orange in halve, cut the halves into thin slices. Add to jar, press and twist with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon to release some of the juices (don't pulverize the fruit).
  2. Fill the jar with ice, then add water to the top.
  3. Stir, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let flavors infuse.
  4. Enjoy!
Lemon & Lime Fruit Water
  1. Cut 1 lemon & 1 lime in halve, cut each halve into thin slices.
  2. In a jar add the lemon slices, lime slices, ice and fill with water.
  3. Stir, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to let flavors infuse.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Besides fruit you can also add herbs, for example a sprig of mint, basil, sage, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, or lavender
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