Skip to content

Roasted Vegetable And Manchego Tart For Fiesta Friday #89 And A Sad Anniversary

Roasted vegetable and Manchego tart

Roasted vegetable and Manchego tart

I made breakfast this morning for my Air BNB guests, a breakfast tart, actually 2 of them. One was the Roasted Tomato and Herbed Ricotta Tart and a tart filled with roasted vegetables and topped with a medium soft egg. I thought a nice savory tart filled with roasted vegetables and manchego cheese would be a lovely addition to the party this week. It has been a while since I partied. After Nando passed I was not really in a party mood and am just now getting back to blogging regularly. I hope I am still welcome. This weeks co hosts are no strangers to Fiesta Friday and I am sure to all of you,  Mila and Kaila! Thanks to Angie again for hosting this party I am excited to be back. You can of course join in too, it is always fun and the company and food is spectacular.

On a sad note, today is the one year anniversary of the death of my sweet little Izzy. I still miss her every single day and she is in my thoughts constantly, I love my sweet little cupcake.

Izzy with her cupcake leash

Izzy with her cupcake leash

Roasted Vegetable And Manchego Tart

Makes one 9 inch round or rectangular tart

Vegetables (Note: Use whatever vegetables you like, it’s all good)

1 Italian eggplant cut into bite size pieces (I partially peeled it)

1 large shallot or 2 small peeled and cut into rounds

10 white button mushrooms cleaned and sliced thick

12 cherry tomatoes

6-8 brussels sprouts cleaned and cut in half

1/2 zucchini cleaned and cut into bite size pieces

Olive oil, salt and pepper

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Place vegetables on parchment lined baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, season lightly with salt and pepper and roast until vegetables are tender, the tomatoes should be slightly caramelized.

IMG_6667

Tart:

Your favorite pie crust recipe, I used my go to Julia Child recipe, it never fails.

Roasted vegetables

approximately 1 cup manchego cheese grated

Blind bake your tart shell at 400 degree’s for approximately 20 minutes, should be a light golden brown. Let cool.

Sprinkle half of the grated manchego on the bottom of the tart shell. Spoon in the vegetables and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on the top.

Place tart on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, vegetables and cheese will be bubbling and the tart will be a lovely golden brown.

Serve with a medium boiled egg, what I mean by that is that it’s between soft and hard. To get this degree of doneness boil the egg for 5 minutes, remove from heat and run under cold water to stop the cooking process, peel and place on a piece of the tart. It’s delicious.

Tart with medium egg

Tart with medium egg

 

 

98 Comments Post a comment
  1. Suzanne your tart looks incredible. I know it is hard day for you. I remember last year when Izzy passed. It is great to see Izzy with that cute cupcake leash. Though I know you miss her terribly there are lots of great memories to celebrate today. Blessings!

    October 9, 2015
    • Thanks Michelle, I miss both my pugs so much. I love that photo of Izzy in her cupcake leash. The tart is delicious, I think I would want a white wine with it, what do you think? What would you recommend.

      October 9, 2015
  2. Hi Suzanne it is hard to believe it is one year already for sweet Izzy. As for the Tart-magnificent job and I bet they loved it (Your BNB guests). Have a good day-well…try to! Cheryl

    October 9, 2015
  3. I’m glad you decided to join us at the party, even though you may not be fully in party mood. Your tarts look fabulous – lucky guests! Thanks for sharing.

    October 9, 2015
  4. (I know Suzanne. I’ll never get over losing Aspen the way that happened… Hugs)
    You hope you’re still welcome?! Suzanne, I missed your posts (though I understood completely). I’m absolutely delighted that you’re back! 😀 🐻 ⭐
    These tarts look too yummy for words. Your guests are so lucky. Mega hugs my friend.

    October 9, 2015
  5. I am so happy you are here with us!! It is a joy to see your blog and lovely recipes! I am so sorry for your loss and the sad anniversary!! Lovely tart Suzanne!

    October 9, 2015
    • Thank you so much Lyn! Yes today is a sad day for me. Trying to remember all the good memories.

      October 9, 2015
  6. Your tart looks delicious! The crust is perfect…golden brown and flakey!

    October 9, 2015
    • Thank you so much, I am a sucker for anything held in pie crust. This turned out really well!

      October 9, 2015
  7. My heart reaches out to you in this sad day although I believe it is important to remember and honor who we loved. She’ll always be with you and part of you!
    On a more happier note, your tart sounds and looks wonderful, Suzanne! Lovely to say the least!

    October 9, 2015
    • Thank you Francesca. Yes she will always be in my heart and memories.

      October 9, 2015
  8. Life can be so sad when you miss your loved ones. Keep the memories and know that you gave your pugs a loving home and excellent care during the time you had them.
    That tart looks fantastic .
    Hugs

    October 9, 2015
  9. Hugs Suzanne! ❤️
    Angie’s party is always open. I have been on and off so many times.
    That tart reads delicious❤️
    Love eggplants and the tip on eggs is excellent:)

    October 9, 2015
    • Thanks Sonal, I guess it’s always ok to party at Angie’s. The tart really was delicious. I love roasted vegetables in a pastry crust add a little cheese it’s really yum!!

      October 9, 2015
  10. I feel your pain about your lovely cupcake, Suzanne… Dogs and cats always become a part of family. I’m sending lots of hugs to you!
    and I’m really glad you was able to share the recipe with FF bloggers!
    Take care!Hugs!
    Mila

    October 9, 2015
  11. What a lovely tart to serve your guests, and I really like the idea of a soft egg sliced in half on top. What a wonderful recipe Suzanne.

    October 9, 2015
    • Thank you so much. It was lovely, I am still drooling over your soup.

      October 9, 2015
  12. Tart looks so inviting. I can understand Suzanne,sending u virtual hug

    October 9, 2015
  13. Love Manchego and what a super idea, to serve as a breakfast dish. Sorry about your gorgeous puppies, I didn’t realise they were no longer with you. How our special dogger friends touch our hearts and live in them forever but oh, how we miss them.

    October 9, 2015
    • It makes a really delicious breakfast with a egg on top. Thank you so much.

      October 9, 2015
  14. My heart is broken for you. We grieved the death of our lab for 5 years, only eased when we got Maci. I love having her, even though you know it’s not forever. Your tart looks amazing. I just love the beautiful pastry with all of the roasted veggies and manchego, one of my favorite cheeses! You are always welcome at this party. You are one of the reasons that it’s such a great place to meet.

    October 9, 2015
    • Thanks so much Julie, their lives are so short it’s just not right. Thank you also for welcoming me back tot he party!

      October 10, 2015
  15. Suzanne, Your guests must feel they’ve hit the jackpot with you as their breakfast provider! That tart is beautiful.
    I’m so sorry about today’s sad anniversary. I know how much you miss both Izzy and Nando. Sending love and hugs,
    Emily

    October 9, 2015
    • Thanks Em, it was a wonderful breakfast and I was able to join them, It was so nice
      Yes i yesterday was hard. I still cannot believe it has been a year since Izzy passed. Thank you and hope you, Ol, Jack T, Percy and Nutmeg are all well.

      October 10, 2015
  16. Hi Suzanne, your tart looks amazing, wish I was one of your house guests….sorry about Izzy!!

    October 9, 2015
  17. Dev #

    Sounds so good. I’m coming over tomorrow for a taste

    October 10, 2015
    • Thanks Dev, will make one for you maybe next time give me heads up when Steve visits Fred and I’ll send one back with him.

      October 10, 2015
  18. Big hugs, Suzanne. ❤

    October 10, 2015
  19. Wow, 2 gorgeous tarts for your guests… I know where I’ll be booking in to stay when I next come to New York! 😉 The flavours sound amazing Suzanne – can’t wait to give these a try.
    The memories of dear sweet Izzy and Nando will live in your heart forever. Thinking of you today. M.xx

    October 10, 2015
    • Would love that Margot!. nothing would make me happier than to have you stay with me if you ever come to NYC.

      October 10, 2015
  20. I love the tart, I’ve been dreaming about making pastry recently!
    I’m thinking of you, losing your best friends is so hard xxx

    October 10, 2015
    • I love making pastry, I guess because I love pies and tarts. Thanks Elaine.

      October 10, 2015
      • Do you use frozen butter and grate it?

        October 11, 2015
      • No just cold butter that I work in with my hands and a pastry cutter. I have used a food processor before but prefer using my hands I like being able to feel the texture

        October 11, 2015
      • Okay, I keep reading about using grated butter..

        October 11, 2015
      • I have read about it also, I have hot hands and holding a stick of butter while trying to grate it on a box grater will be a mess. I will melt the butter in no time at all. I use a pastry cutter first to break up the chunks and then use my hands, it goes very quickly and I will lay my hands on the marble to cool them in between. I could see me trying to grate a stick of butter with it melting and dripping. Honesty, it’s a great idea but not for me and my hot hands.

        October 11, 2015
  21. Suzanne, your tart is so inviting and I can’t wait to try this. Take care, my Dear! 🙂

    October 10, 2015
  22. Stay strong and take lots of care Suzanne!

    October 10, 2015
  23. What a tender post Suzanne– you know you are always welcome by all your readers! So many people love your honest blog, with all the delicious ideas. Sorry for your sadness now– it issue hard, that quiet part of life that pulls on us. God keep you friend…

    October 10, 2015
    • Thank you so much Rhonda, coming to terms with the loss of a loved one is very hard and I am afraid I am not very good at moving on. Thank you.

      October 10, 2015
  24. Wow that tart looks fabulous Suzanne…. perfectly baked crust… yummm

    October 10, 2015
  25. So sorry about your puppy Suzanne 😦 It’s always sad to lose a pet… This tart looks great though and I’m sure Izzy would agree!

    October 10, 2015
    • She would have approved for sure, Izzy loves vegetables especially oven roasted. Thank you so much!

      October 10, 2015
  26. Ah, thanks for partying with us! I’m sorry to hear about Izzy. She was such a cute pup, and I’m sure a great friend as well. Thank you so much for brining the roasted vegetable and manchego tart to the fiesta this week. Your AirBNB guests were so lucky to have it to enjoy, and I’m certain all the fiesta guests will love it as well. Julia Child is certainly a great go-to person for recipes! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

    October 10, 2015
  27. Life is like that sometimes…we need to take a little break and gather our strength and just give it time. I have been doing that lately as well and have not been able to be as active in blogging as I would like to be. But I love blogging as I know you do as well. Many hugs to you ❤ I bet your guests loved your breakfast, it looks wonderful.

    October 11, 2015
    • Yes I totally agree. I have yet to re energize or get my creative juices going but I know with time it will happen. Losing both of my dogs a few months apart took it’s toll on me. Thank you, the guests really loved the tarts. They were very happy with their breakfast. Missed seeing your beautiful posts.

      October 11, 2015
  28. Suzanne your tart looking delectable

    October 11, 2015
  29. I miss my poodle all the time. Glad you are back to writing. I think this is a good time of year for this and I just discovered a place to buy manchego cheese.

    October 11, 2015
    • It’s great weather for this tart. It’s a nice filling and tasty meal. Thanks so much.

      October 11, 2015
  30. You guests are very lucky… the tart you made looks amazing. Big hugs Suzanne, we all know how much you love your dogs, I’m sure it must be very sad.

    October 11, 2015
    • Thank you so much, yes I love my dogs, hard for me to use past tense. When I stop and think about them it does make me very sad.

      October 11, 2015
  31. Thank you for joining FF and bringing along this wonderful tart, Suzanne! Sending lots of warm hugs your way xx

    October 12, 2015
  32. It’s hard dealing with the passing of our pets. It can take awhile to adjust. We lost 3 in a year and it was definitely strange for awhile. Sending you hugs! And I love the addition of egg to the tart.

    October 12, 2015
    • Thank you Virginia, I am still trying to adjust to life without my sweet pugs. It’s hard after so many years of caring for them. I miss them desperately. You lost 3 in one year, I am so sorry.
      Thank you re the tart, I am drooling over your baked eggs. OMG, that photo with the bread dipping in is making me very very hungry!!

      October 12, 2015
      • It was just a wacky year for our family and pets. We lost 3 cats, my parents lost a dog, and my aunt lost her cat. We couldn’t believe it!

        So glad you like the baked eggs! 🙂

        October 12, 2015
  33. Lovely tart! yum… lucky guests! All the best. x

    October 12, 2015
  34. I agree with the previous commenter – lucky guests to have you cook for them. The tart looks spectacular. I love roasted vegetables. I never would have thought of putting them in a tart. What a great idea! I was looking at the recipe you linked to for the pie crust. Have you ever used leaf lard? I have heard of it, but wasn’t sure where to get it. I am so sorry over the loss of your pets this last year. I know it must be very difficult.

    October 12, 2015
    • Shari, thank you so much. Yes I use leaf lard all the time. I just bought some and don’t like it in the pie crust, I used a different purveyor and it’s not as good as the stuff I get from a small farm in PA, have to order some from them again. I love using leaf lard in the pie crust. That recipe is the best, it gets rave reviews from everyone who eats it. Julia rules!!

      October 12, 2015
  35. What an amazing tart, I should be one of your airbnb guests. Can’t believe it has been a year, so sorry Suzanne.

    October 12, 2015
  36. Suzanne you have done it once again, love this and love Manchego and the egg…oh just love!! You are always in my thoughts Suzanne and you have been missed here!!! xoxo 🙂

    October 13, 2015
    • The tart is really good but the egg takes it to another level. Thank you so much Amy.

      October 13, 2015
  37. petra08 #

    Your tart looks delicious and I especially love the egg on top! Just brilliant and anythign with Manchego always works for me.
    Am sorry about Izzy, she looks so adorable in the picture! Dogs are family members and it is impossible not to just love them so much!

    October 13, 2015
    • Thanks Petra, I still can’t believe it’s been a year since Izzy passed. Thank you so much.

      October 13, 2015
  38. Aaw…of course you’re always welcome, anytime! ANYTIME! We love having you but we also understand there are other things to do and take care of besides fiesta-ing all the time. The tart is fabulous! I love especially the addition of manchego. And I didn’t know you’re an airbnb host. How’s that working out?

    October 14, 2015
    • Thanks so much Angie, glad to be back at the party.Air bnb is great, love hosting people from all over the world. I have met the nicest people.

      October 14, 2015
  39. Sandhya #

    Suzanne, the tart looks scrumptious! I love that egg on top and (drooling) did you say Manchego cheese? what a great combination of flavors! Your guests are so lucky!
    A big hug to you when you are missing Izzy so much.

    October 14, 2015
    • I miss my sweet dogs every day., thanks so much Sandhya!

      October 14, 2015
      • Sandhya #

        I can only imagine what a difficult time this must be for you. They will always live in your heart Suzanne.

        October 15, 2015
  40. Time heals. Pains of loss turn into fond memories. In the photo, it looks as if Izzy is saying, ‘I miss you too.”
    Both tarts look very delectable, Suzanne! I envy the guest you baked for. 😛

    October 18, 2015
    • Thanks Fae, yes I love that photo it’s like she is looking right at me and through me every time I see it. I miss both Izzy and Nando terribly.

      October 20, 2015
  41. You are always welcome, Suzanne! We’ve missed you! I do love that photo of Izzy and both your tarts looks amazing. Bet your guests were well fed!

    October 20, 2015
    • Thank you so much. I am trying to get back in the groove it’s harder than I thought it would be. The guests really loved the tarts.

      October 20, 2015
  42. Looks delicious!

    October 24, 2015
  43. I’m sorry about Izzy. What a precious face.

    October 28, 2015
  44. 😦

    October 29, 2015

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Vegetarian Thanksgiving Collective! | simplyvegetarian777

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: