French Tarte au Citron

One of the best desserts my host mother used to make while I was in Paris was a citrus tart. Now that I’m back home, I attempted to re-create this delicious tart. It’s super easy and definitely worth a try!

4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 lemon, zested
pinch of kosher salt

All you have to do is pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F, prick the bottom of the dough with a fork, bake the shell for 15-20 minutes, let it cool, whisk all the ingredients together, pour the filling into the shell and bake for 20-25 minutes! And voila – that’s all there is to it!

tarte

 

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eop

Teavana

I have always loved tea so, for Christmas, my parents got me a tea maker fromΒ TeavanaΒ which uses the direct immersion method of brewing.

First, you add the loose tea to the chamber, following the instructions for quantity based on type of tea. I prefer herbal tea, so that’s what we normally brew (we have tried Tranquil Dream, Citrus Lavender Sage and Peach Tranquility).

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Next, you place the steeper on the black coaster and pour the hot water over the tea leaves. After closing the lid, it’s important not to stir the leaves in the water because the resulting brew may taste harsh from the extra tannins released. Brew the tea for the specific time required based on the type of tea and then place the tea maker on top of a mug or pitcher so that the tea will drain, perfectly filling the cup.

 

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eop