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 I ...read more