Lemon and Basil Tart
This tart was made from a recipe in The BloggerAid Cook Book (Changing the Face of Famine), which I learned about on Cynthia's wonderful blog, Tastes Like Home. You can find a link to the book on her site.
I purchased this cook book for two reasons.
The most important being that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the book are donated to the School Meals Program of The United Nations World Food Programme.
The second is that the recipes in the book come from bloggers from around the world. I knew I'd probably get introduced to many new bloggers' recipes, and I was correct. Each recipe comes with a link address/url to the respective blogger's blog.
I have perused the book many times and have lost myself several times while reading the notes the bloggers submitted along with their recipes. I find what they have to say both inspiring and heartwarming.
I have many cookbooks which I love to read from, and some of them I never (or rarely) cook from. I keep them because they inspire me and I love the stories told in them.
This is a cookbook I will enjoy reading -- and cooking from. I currently want to make at least 20 of the recipes in this book!
My absolute love of all things lemon helped me decide where to start. That, plus my basil plant is currently doing exceptionally well.
In this recipe, the basil is infused into the water that is used for the filling.
This is my first ever tart.
Note: the blogger who submitted this recipe to the cookbook is Solange, who's blog is Pebble Soup.