Before I dive into this delicious berry tart recipe, I wanted to share the news that I’m hosting a 1-day styling and branding workshop in London on Sunday October 15th at the Rye London studio. I’ll take you through styling techniques and demonstrate how to tell a story through styling and framing, as well how to manipulate natural light to create moody, striking images. I’ll also discuss the business side of photography, blogging, and cookbook writing and how to create a cohesive brand and singular voice. The workshop will also include an Adobe Lightroom demonstration. I’d love to have you join me, you can read more and register here!
So, back to the berry tart! If you follow me on instagram, you know that I was in Maine last week visiting Allagash Brewing. Well, unfortunately on my way there I was forced to curbside check my pelican case at the airport with my camera, lenses, and external hard drive in it…and that case was for some reason opened by the Chicago O’Hare ground crew apparently and lots of stuff fell out and broke, including my hard drive with lots and lots of images on it. Said hard drive is currently at a computer repair place here in Portland where they’re trying to pull my files off of it, so this post is a little light on images since these were the only files from this shoot that I had edited and exported onto my computer before the hard drive incident. Traveling is crazy sometimes D:
Anywho, I made this tart with an assortment of berries from my garden. Much like the berry tiramisu I made a few weeks back, this recipe is very versatile and will taste good with pretty much any kind of berry/fruit filling that’s ripe and in season, just follow the quantities and you will be fine. If the fruit is especially juicy, though, you might want to simmer the filling in a saucepan for a bit to help some of the water evaporate off so that the crust doesn’t get soggy. I used red and pink currants from my garden along with strawberries, raspberries, and pitted cherries for the filling mixture, and it came out *soooooooo goooooooood*. The perfect balance of tart and sweet, and the cinnamon really helps make those berry flavors pop! Hope you guys are having a great summer and soaking up the sunshine while it’s around 🙂 And if you enjoy the peek at my garden in this post, you can see more of it in my instagram stories!