I slipped out to the farmers' market on Sunday like I always do, but made sure to be in my car by 9am to avoid the oppressive heat that's suddenly descended upon L.A. As I quickly made my way around the booths, I stocked up on yellow nectarines and plump blackberries, unsure of what I would make with them. After a bit of research, I decided to put them into a rustic tart, one that felt homemade and unfussy. For those that are too intimidated to attempt an entire pie, this recipe will yield perfectly imperfect results; exactly how a summer dessert should be.
As a kid, bake sales were one of the greater pleasures in life. I would collect nickels and dimes weeks in advance so that I could load up on as many brownies, Rice Krispie Treats and lemon bars as my savings allowed. Lemon bars were always one of my favorites and the other day ...read more