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Tomato Onion Tart and Food Trucks

In Eating Out, Food, Home Creation on August 12, 2013 at 11:53

Doof Home

Remade this Tomato Onion Tart to button-up modifications to the original recipe from Epicurious (also thanks NZ for tips!).



1 12-inch ready-made frozen pie crust or pie dough

1lb tomatoes (I used organic heirloom), cut in 1/2 inch slices

1lb onions, thinly sliced

1/2lb Jack Cheese, shredded

2 sticks majoram, pick leaves only and finely chopped

black pepper


Pre bake the frozen pie crust according to instruction on package.

Preheat oven at 300F.

Place tomato slices on a greased baking sheet and roast for 1 hour.

Cook onions covered in medium heat.  Stirring occasionally until soften.  Uncover and cook until all the juice absorbs.  Remove from heat and let cool.

Preheat oven at 400F.

Spoon onions into bottom of pie crust.  Layer shredded cheese mixed with majoram on top.  Sprinkle pepper.

Spread roasted tomatoes on top of cheese.  Take care to place the bottom side of the roasted tomato slices up on the tart (the exposed roasted side down).

Bake for 45 mins.


Doof Out

Checked out the Kirkland Summerfest yesterday and was able to try several food trucks.

First, we had Tokyo Dog.  We chose Ginza Dog (bratwurst, teriyaki onion, bonito flakes and plum sauce) and Shinjuku dog (apple sage sausage, teriyaki onions, wasabi mayo and nori).  The bratwurst in the Ginza Dog had very good texture and flavor.  I wish there was more onions and was not able to taste the plum sauce.  The apple sage sausage in the Shinjuku Dog was very mushy.  Slightly grilled bread would have enhanced the whole eating experience.  Japadog on Robson in Vancouver was still the best.

We also had tofu salad and salsa roll from Box Nature Sushi.  Both dishes were very spicy and they were ok.  We had pork belly hum bao, kalua pork hum bao, and a mini burger with kalbi beef from The Box on Wheels.  They were ok and nothing to rave about.  Their Pomme Frites with yuzu aioli was tasty.  The fries were very crispy.  The aioli had strong egg flavor and the yuzu flavor came late and subtle.


The best was Lumpia World.  The lumpia skin was crunchy and the fillings were tasty.  We had one of each flavors (chicken, beef, vegetables and pork).  Really enjoyed the garlic vinegar for dipping.  I would like the lumpia to have more fillings.

We had “summerfest” waffle from Waffle Wagon.  Strawberry rhubarb compote and vanilla ice cream on top of waffle.  I was looking forward to it but it was a disappointment.  The waffle had nice sweet flavor but it was extremely soggy with no crisp.  The strawberry rhubarb compote was very runny, more sauce-like than compote.


At the end, I was not impressed with all the trucks.  The food items were fairly expensive but did not seem to have the quality or the “wow-ness” to justify the price.


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