Our vegetable garden is just about empty. There’s a few cherry tomatoes still peaking through, and some zucchini waiting to be picked. The last of the big, juicy tomatoes ended up in this tart, as did the final sweet, green peppers.
I’m always sad to pick the last few veggies. Why must it all end?!?
This Rustic Tomato Tart with Green Peppers and Feta Cheese came about after my daughter, Ana, requested I make her a pizza to “celebrate” her first day at Preschool. Let me tell you, she was not celebrating. She is still crying. She is not liking this preschool thing. Not one bit. But, I’m not going to give up. She needs this.
One of the teachers told me that Ana walked up to her and said, “Mi se moka”, which is a cute way of saying, “I need to tinkle”, in Macedonian. The teacher thought my daughter was asking for a cup of Mocha. I thought, oh no, these people think I am giving coffee to my 3 year old. I said, “No, Miss, she was telling you that she needs to tinkle… I told Miss Peggy about it, and I wrote it down for her”. Apparently, this lady is the Kindergarten teacher and she did not get the Memo.
Ana knows how to say that she needs to go to the bathroom in English, but she thinks that everyone speaks both, Macedonian and English, just like her.
I’m still laughing about it.
I made this tart with my go-to pie crust, which I will share. Also, I used a simple pie pan, instead of a tart pan. I was going for a more rustic, my-grandma-made-it; she-lives-in-a-remote-Macedonian-village look. You know, where she wouldn’t have a tart pan because she can make it happen without one – ’cause she’s cool like that.
Another thing, the tomatoes were very juicy therefore I only used three, medium-sized tomatoes and a few cherry tomatoes – I didn’t want to end up with a soggy crust. If you like, and if your tomatoes aren’t as juicy, add more, or enough to cover the entire bottom of the crust.