Fall or autumn – however you call it – it’s a wonderful season. I love it because it’s the season when it’s still warm outside but in the evening I have to wrap a blanket around my shoulders while sitting outside in the sunset. Leaves get this wonderful color of gold and red, a light that is so particular. I don’t think there are days more magic than in fall.
This is also time for chestnuts to collect and do some strange animals with them, to find the most beautiful colored leaf to put it in a book between the pages and to drink new wine. Last moments to get some vitamin D = sunshine.
I tried these days a new tart. Typical Italian style the crostata is a tart with jam and fruits on it an normally stripes of dough as decoration on the top. I tried out a new cookie cutter, some leaves I found time ago. With pears in this time it’s a perfect fruit tart. Later I do it with apples or only jam and no fruits like we use to do in Naples.
The tart is great almost for breakfast (if you like something sweet in the morning) or later with tea, coffee or a hot chocolate as well.