Do you ever wake up with a craving? Do you ever start titillating with the idea of a luxurious dinner, even before taking the first sip of your morning coffee? I usually do. Very often it gives a whole new purpose to the day I am about to live, setting the pace for what I will shop for, when I will start cooking, and also very often it dictates what I will have for lunch… yes, when I plan my family dinners I often find myself starving throughout the day, to make sure that when 7 pm comes around I am ready to literally attack the table.
My stomach does not discriminate, it has a mind of its own, and it does not discern between appetizers, pastas, meats or desserts; a craving is a craving, trying to understand how it comes to rule your day is a lost battle, so I have learned to roll with it!
Today at 6.45 am the dog woke me up to go outside, I had coffee at sunrise in the garden, hands wrapped around the warm mug… as the Sun was coming up I had a culinary vision! In an Homer Simpson like moment, the bright and warm Sun was registered by my brain as a freshly baked Lemon Brulé Tart. And this shall be cooked today, along with the rest of my New Year’s Eve menu that I thought it was locked in last night! Enjoy this delicious and easy enough recipe, you still have some time to do some last minute shopping for tonight’s party.
Let’s toast to a great ending and a better beginning, Buon Anno!