Chocolate and Pear Tart

It’s my birthday today (forty no less! – see Here for my ramblings) and even though I have a strict ‘no cooking’ policy on my birthday, I’ve made an exception to make this decadent tart. I first tasted a chocolate and pear tart from a local Swiss patisserie a number of years ago and instantly fell in love…

Turning 40 is not the end!

I’ve just turned forty! Yikes!! It’s funny how a big birthday milestone can make you stop and reflect a bit. So please excuse me while I self indulge. Turning forty for me is definitely not the end, in fact it actually feels like the beginning. My life was a little slow in getting started and…