Posted on Friday, 19th July 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

I can’t believe we’re at the tail end of strawberry season already. I couldn’t find one Ontario strawberry anywhere the markets were sold out! If you’re anything like me you’ll be sad to see the last strawberries of the season.

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Close up photo of Strawberry Tart garnished with glazed fresh strawberries and red currants.
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Posted on Friday, 28th June 2013 by Grace Massa Langlois

The mere mention of the availability of fresh figs is enough to get my family rushing to the markets to get their hands on as many of the elusive treats as they can (they’re obsessed over figs). Fresh figs are

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Photo of Caramelized Fig, Raspberry and Crème Mousseline displayed on white cake stand.
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Posted on Friday, 3rd August 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

When I have a craving for something it seems to be the only thing I can think about. And this week all I could think about was blueberries and pastry. Instead of whipping up my usual fruit tart with crema pasticcera

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Blueberry Tart with crispy sweet pastry, layer of lemon curd and mascarpone cream.
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Posted on Friday, 13th January 2012 by Grace Massa Langlois

I couldn’t have picked a better day to prepare this warm Pear Crostata, the snow is falling and it’s so cold outside.  I think it may be the only thing I enjoy about the winter season, indulging in what I

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A photo of an Italian Pear Tart with Chocolate Almond Frangipane in a green ceramic tart dish displayed on a cloth napkin on a wire rack.
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Posted on Friday, 17th June 2011 by Grace Massa Langlois

I’ve made this Crostata di Fragole con Crema Pasticcera e Chantilly, Strawberry Tart, with Pastry Cream lightened with freshly Whipped Cream} twice in the last two days.  It’s quite unfortunate that I’ve not been able to enjoy a slice of the

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A photo of an Italian Dessert, Crostata di Fragole con Crema Pasticcera e Chantilly {Strawberry Tart} displayed on a white cake stand.
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