Summer Squash Lattice Ricotta Tart

Appetizers, Dinner

Where do you live? I’m not trying to stalk you, promise. It’s just that sometimes I have no idea how far of a reach this little blog has. And since I write this blog in my apartment in Los Angeles, California, and we talk in the comments, via email, on Instagram, etc., etc., my brain just assumes you are all down the street from me. I bet you’re not. You might be really far away, in a place that isn’t currently experiencing a ridiculous heat wave. Lucky you.

A few days ago, when LA decided to be a beautiful 97 degrees F, I stuck my head in the freezer. It was one part melodrama and one part necessity. Mostly melodrama, I think.

As I was in there, with the cold air hitting my face aka heaven, I took a peek around. Lots of frozen corn. Why?! Dunno. Lots of ice cream. Normal. And then there was a single sheet of long forgotten puff pastry. WHOA! YES! Tart time!

This tart begins with mixing filling.

Ricotta, lemon zest, lemon juice, some minced shallots and a good amount of salt and pepper. Easy. Delicious.

The puff pastry gets rolled out. And gets a bit of a trim. I included exact measurements below, but really if it’s a little bit bigger or smaller, no biggie.

Now, you want the edges to be puffy and pillowy, not the center. This is when you score! Take a knife, and create a 1/4-inch border. And then using a fork poke holes in the center.

Okay. So, if you don’t want to lattice the squash and zucchini ribbons, not a big deal. You can simply set them side by side.

If you’re in the mood to lattice, then you just lay the zucchini side by side. And then weave the squash slices under and over.

This is not a perfect lattice. If you look carefully at the picture below it is not perfection. Yellow squash are wonky sizes! It’s just the reality of nature, you know. So you may have to nip and tuck a few of the slices. Don’t worry, it’ll still look pretty, guaranteed.

If you need more of a visual to lattice, this YouTube video is pretty helpful.

Also, if the zucchini and squash go past the ricotta/border, don’t worry. The zucchini and squash will definitely experience a little shrinkage in the oven.

Bake for 10 or so minutes and boom! Summer prettiness. Lattice everything!

Now, back to my first question: where do you live? Are you my neighbor? Because I will definitely let you borrow a cup of sugar…and will share stuff like this tart, too. Duh.

Summer Squash Ricotta Tart

Print this recipe!

Ricotta Filling:
1/2 cup ricotta
1/2 shallot, minced
Zest and juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Salt and pepper

1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, slightly thawed
1 medium zucchini
2 yellow squash
1 large egg, plus a teaspoon of milk (for egg wash)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.

2. In a small bowl, add the ricotta, minced shallot, zest and juice from the 1/2 of a lemon. Save the other half for lemonade–it’s summer! Add salt and pepper to taste. I added about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a few cracks of freshly ground pepper. Set this aside, too.

3. Using a mandoline or vegetable peeler (I used this vegetable peeler – only $4!), thinly slice 1 zucchini and both of the yellow squash. I found that not every slice was usable. There were definitely a handful of slices that came out all messed up and scraggely. No biggie – just save the scraps and add them to your morning eggs.

4. Roll out the slightly thawed out frozen puff pastry to about 1/16 inch thickness. Trim the edges so you have a rectangle. Mine measured about 8 1/2″ x 10″.

5. You don’t want the puff pastry’s center to puff up, only the border. So, take a paring knife and score a 1/4-inch border; and then, using a fork, score the center of the puff pastry.

6. Add a few tablespoons of ricotta mixture to the center of the puff pastry, pushing it out to the sides and stopping just before you reach the outline you just made. Add a bit more ricotta until it’s about 1/4-inch thick.

7. Lay slices of zucchini side by side. Using the yellow squash, weave a lattice pattern over and under the zucchini. Depending how long the zucchini ribbons are, you may need to make a second layer, below the first. Repeat laying the zucchini slices side by side and weaving the slices of yellow squash underneath and over the zucchini slices. The zucchini and squash will shrink a little in the oven so it’s okay to have a little excess zucchini/squash hitting the border. Brush the border with the egg wash and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and slice. It’s delicious served warm or room temperature.

Inspiration from Martha Stewart

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  • Reply Ana August 13, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Nope. Not neighbors. I live in Venice. The islands in the lagoon, not the ocean one. That’s when it’s not hot. When it is, we live in the Dolomites. Which means now, cause even Italy is going through scary heat waves with like 95% humidity most mornings… Anyhow, in the mtns the weather is awesome. Can even wear a sweater for some hikes… Come see us if you want to share in the cooking πŸ™‚
    Found you a few months ago. Love your blog! Have enjoyed not just a few of your recipes… Hope you continue enjoying it

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      WOW. It sounds like you live in the most beautiful place ever. Thank you for coming to ACK. Truly.

  • Reply Tessa @ Girl with a Teacup August 13, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Hiiii! I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months and I’m from Cape Town, South Africa πŸ™‚

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Cape Town, South Africa?!?! Gorgeous. So glad you’re here. xo

  • Reply Neta August 13, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Hi ! Been reading your blog for a few months now, love it! I am in Israel, and can’t really call what we are having a “wave”, as summer is constantly hot and humid where i live. There is no cool days at all. Waiting for October for it to start cooling a bit πŸ™‚

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      I want to go to Israel and eat and eat and explore. Thank you being here! Wishing you cool weather. xo

  • Reply Marta August 13, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Barcelona, Spain here! I am an absolute fan of your blog and have already put into practice several of your recipes. Your kitchen as well as your blog are cozy indeed. So i always com back your place when i lack inspiration or when i simply want to delight my eyes.

    If you ever come around you shouldn’t miss the Catalan famous bread “Pa amb tomΓ quet”, the “Allioli” or “FideuΓ ”.

    Btw, this recipe looks so good… off to try it! πŸ˜€

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      EspaΓ±a! My favorite country ever! I went as a teenager and fell in love. I need to go back as an adult and eat and eat. The most beautiful country ever with really beautiful people. I will absolutely take your recommendations and be sure to eat the dishes you speak of. XO

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 13, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Love how simple this is! And it looks delicious too πŸ™‚

  • Reply Hannah-lyz August 13, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Oooh this looks so pretty! My fiance doesn’t like courgette (zuchinni) so.. more for me!
    I’m from Wales! Across the pond! Our version of a heat wave is a week where it only rains half the time πŸ˜› Air conditioning is pretty unheard of over here, instead, it’s a radiator in every room and big jumpers. Oh, and umbrellas. Lots of umbrellas.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Wales sounds beautiful! I have a pair of Wellies for rainy weather that I never ever wear! Thank you for being here, Hannah! Much love to you!

  • Reply Jessica @ How Sweet August 13, 2012 at 4:14 am

    could this be any more gorgeous?! omg i love it.

  • Reply Amber August 13, 2012 at 4:33 am

    i live in Australia! love your blog, its so beautiful and inspiring! x

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      AMBER! Australia! Amazing. Grateful you’re here.

  • Reply Kristin August 13, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Kansas City, Missouri. It’s too hot here too. Ugh. Thank goodness we have the friendliest people of anywhere I’ve lived, or I’d be wanting to move.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Oh I’ve been to Kansas City. You are correct, every one is really friendly. Love that.

  • Reply GyΓΆrgyi August 13, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I wish I was your neighbor more than ever! πŸ™‚
    /wave from Budapest, Hungary! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Waving back! Thanks for being here!

      • Reply Diana August 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

        “I’m waving from Hungary too” πŸ™‚
        and trying this out tomorrow πŸ™‚ thanks

  • Reply Zoe August 13, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Townsville, Australia! (It’s a city in Queensland, next to the Great Barrier reef) πŸ™‚

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      It sounds like you live in the most beautiful place ever!

    • Reply Ruby August 15, 2012 at 5:02 am

      Freaky! I’m from Cairns, Australia! We’re pretty much neighbours!

  • Reply Wee Ling August 13, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Greetings from Pahang, Malaysia! It’s hot all year round except for end of November and December. That’s the monsoon season when it can rain continuously for 3 to 4 days, sunshine for a few days and rain again.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Malaysia! I had no idea. Thanks for being here, Wee Ling! xx

    • Reply Jayne August 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      I’m from Malaysia too. *waves* But from the state of Selangor, very near the capital called Kuala Lumpur. It’s been soooo hot these days. I’m munching on chilled watermelons like there’s no tomorrow.

  • Reply Jen August 13, 2012 at 5:16 am

    St. Petersburg, Russia! And we are NOT experiencing the heat wave that the US is suffering from this summer – only 8-10 days above 70F this summer :(. Love your blog & have been enjoying trying the recipes (although often have to substitute based on what I can find in the markets)

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      WOW WOW WOW! I wish I could send you some of our warm weather. Thank you for being here, Jen! YAY!

  • Reply Johanna Molander August 13, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Sweden! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Oh I have so many family friends in Sweden. My parents visit all the time. They love it so much.

  • Reply Chelsey August 13, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Vancouver, Canada. We’ve got the heat wave and tons of really cool lightening storms. Looks beautiful and delish! Love your blog! Keep ’em coming.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Growing up in South Florida I know lightening storms well! They’re scary and beautiful all at the same time!

  • Reply Jamie H. August 13, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I grew up and lived in San Gabriel, CA until a couple of years ago when I moved to Middletown, PA for a PhD program. Now I sweat out my summers in sauna-like humidity. πŸ˜›

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      HA! Yes, I know east coast humidity well. Not fun!

    • Reply Jenna August 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Is this school by any chance across the road from the airport? If so, I went there, too! πŸ™‚ Nice people, absolutely wretched summers. That’s what sent me to Maine…thank heavens for coastal breezes!

      Also, LOVE this recipe. Might try it with cherry tomatoes, too. We are buried under squash of all varieties right now, which I love, but it’ll be so nice to have a new way to eat them! There’s only so much grilled squash, zucchini noodles, and roasted patty pans a girl can make her mostly-carnivorous partner eat, ya know? He’s been quite a good sport about it, but this will be a very welcome change.

      Bit of related trivia: did you know that National “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch” Day (8 Aug.) was started in Pennsylvania? πŸ˜€

  • Reply Aimee @ ShugarySweets August 13, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Oh I wish we were neighbors I would love a piece of this tart! Delicious!

  • Reply Brenda in Irving August 13, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Oh my. 97 degrees is a cold front here in the Dallas area! Love your recipes and when it drops below 100 I might turn my oven on and bake some.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Cold front?! Good gracious. Sending you cool thoughts.

  • Reply Caitlin Cress August 13, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Kansas City, Mo., represent.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm


  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou August 13, 2012 at 6:11 am

    I just bought some nice looking squash this morning….I was not sure what to make of it, but you just solved my problems!

  • Reply Amanda B. August 13, 2012 at 6:35 am

    This looks great! Can’t wait to try it out. Always looking for another use for my under-appreciated mandoline.

    I lived in San Diego once upon a time, but now I’m in Boston!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Oh man, I love Boston so much. I dated a boy for a long time who was from Boston. We visited his hometown of Scituate–so beautiful! Really special place.

  • Reply Kirsten August 13, 2012 at 6:43 am

    We aren’t neighbours either. I enjoy your blog from Hamburg, Germany and we are still waiting for the real hot summer feeling. Love your blog and will try the tart soon. Thank you for all the great recipes and inspirations.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Germany! I went on a roadtrip through Germany as a teenager. Such a beautiful country, amazing food. Thank you for saying hi!

  • Reply Jenny August 13, 2012 at 6:49 am

    I live in Oklahoma where we are currently experiencing a “cold front” after weeks of temps around and sometimes over 110. I love to garden but did not get any zucchini – yet. I’m going to try for a fall crop and this looks absolutely amazing.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Jenny! Hope you get some zucchini soon!

  • Reply Adele August 13, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I live in Hiiumaa, Estonia. Can’t complain about the heat here, nope πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      HA! Yes, but if you like, you’re more than welcome to complain about the cold. I’ll listen… πŸ™‚

  • Reply Senka Muhar August 13, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Hi, I’m following you from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe. I love your ideas and always find it interesting how similar we are. It is also very hot here and we’re also thinking about what to do with all the zucchinis.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Croatia! I want to visit dubrovnik so bad. It looks so incredibly beautiful.

  • Reply Nicole August 13, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I’m from San Diego. We’re kinda neighbors! πŸ˜›

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm


  • Reply Karleen Campbell August 13, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Brighton, MI here. I love your blog & your recipes!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Hi Karleen! Thank you!

  • Reply Kat August 13, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I am in Madison, WI. I also currently have more squash and zucchini than I know what to do with. I might be making this this weekend πŸ™‚

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      Wisconsin in da hizzousse

  • Reply Leah // Freutcake August 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Beautiful! And since I just moved back to LA last week…I will be going to stick my own head in the freezer now, thanks.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      We need to get lunch soon, lady!

  • Reply Jen W August 13, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Denver, Colorado – definitely going to have to make this. It is beautiful!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      I love Denver! So beautiful.

  • Reply jenny cain August 13, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Tucson, AZ. The high yesterday was 110 F!!! Even that was a bit warm for us desert dwellers. We went up to the mountain to cool off, where the high was only 85 (but the night temps were oh, so cool!).

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Oh man, Arizona. You guys are feeling it! But your winters are absolutely beautiful, so there’s that!

  • Reply LeAnnWoo August 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I’m just up the road from you…a few hundred miles! Oregon City, OR! πŸ™‚ We have had a nice summer here so far. Not too many hot days and it’s been good. Three whole weeks with no rain too!

    The tart looks amazing! I’m starving right now so I’m salivating reading this and looking at the pictures. πŸ™‚ I’ll be pinning this! lol.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Three weeks no rain! Something to celebrate. Oregon is beautiful.

  • Reply Kandyce August 13, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Looks so fabulous I can taste it already! We will be enjoying this recipe in Oklahoma City where we feel it is not only acceptable, but quite necessary, to stick one’s head in the freezer!

  • Reply Dana August 13, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I love the idea to weave the courgette! How adorable! It’s those little details in a recipe that make it extra special.

    Not so far as to be separated by ocean, but still far enough: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      I need to drive through Canada. It looks so beautiful.

  • Reply Chris August 13, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Jeez, I WISH we were neighbors. I would have been over for a piece of that gorgeous tart. I love the woven squash. I’m in Wisconsin, right outside of Milwaukee. Can you send some of that heat my way? We’re having an unseasonably cool summer….only 70 today. =(

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      I would share if we were real life neighbors!

  • Reply Rebecca Haughn August 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Hi there from a little town in Northern Ohio, this is very timely for the garden goodies coming in. Thank you for being to sharing. Tis is awesome thing.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Hi Rebecca, Never been to Ohio! I must change this!

  • Reply Megan Q. August 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I am from Maine but currently living in Boston, it has been a verrrry hot summer here! This looks delicious, I am going to try and make it soon!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      Love Boston so very much.

  • Reply Linda August 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Almost a neighbor! I live in Imperial Beach, south of San Diego. It was 80 in my living room at 7am this morning….gasp, pant! I don’t see how you managed to turn the oven on in this weather. The weather person was talking about how hot it was in the desert areas of San Diego county, and I thought, yeah, but they all have AIR CONDITIONING!!!

    Love the tart, love zucchini! Will give it a try after it gets cooler. I need to get a little table-top freezer to keep on my desk at home, for head cooling! This kind of weather makes me happy to go to my air conditioned office from Monday to Friday.

    xo Linda

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      The only saving grace with this recipe is that the oven only needs to be on for about 10 minutes. πŸ™‚ Hi Linda!

  • Reply Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe August 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Well hello from Canada, your neighbour to the north! I live in Alberta. We are finally getting a little bit of relief from the heat wave that has been pressing us for the last couple of weeks, but considering our winters are colder than you can imagine, I try not to complain too much about the summer heat!
    PS. Beautiful tart!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      If I were you, I wouldn’t be complaining either! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Denise August 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

    No heat wave in Seattle but I’m fine with that! Just picked some zucchini from my garden and I am going to try your tart, it’s beautiful!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Seattle in August is pitch perfect. Was there a few years ago at this time and loved it!

  • Reply LK from Charlotte August 13, 2012 at 10:20 am

    It’s hot here in North Carolina, too! This is such a pretty tart – I will be trying it. Love your blog, I wish we were neighbors!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      I’ve spent so much time in Charlotte! North Carolina has my heart. Went to college in Winston-Salem.

  • Reply Rachelle S. August 13, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Denver! Our heat wave is finally settling back down into the mid-to-high eighties, but still too hot to turn on the oven and make this beautiful tart!

  • Reply Eileen August 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I live in Silicon Valley–so that’s kind of close, right? πŸ™‚ This tart sounds like a perfect way to eat all the beautiful & superabundant zucchini floating around right now. Maybe with goat cheese supplementing the ricotta…

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Super close! I love Silicon Valley. Super pretty! Goat cheese would be a win. I’d recommend leaving out the lemon zest and lemon juice, though.

  • Reply Jen @ Fresh from the... August 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

    From a quick glance through the comments, it appears I may be one of the only ones who actually DOES live in the same city! LA represent!

  • Reply NicoleD August 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Whoa, your readers are from everywhere! I wish we were neighbors, but I’m in Michigan. This week our weather just started to cool after a record number of days in the upper 90’s! That just never happens. Beautiful little tart!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      It’s blowing my mind, actually. I had no idea.

  • Reply emmycooks August 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

    We could have been neighbors when I lived in an LA apartment myself, but that was more than a decade ago. Now I read from Seattle. πŸ™‚ This is a gorgeous tart–so glad your freezer inspired you!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Love Seattle. Need to get up there again. Especially in the month of August. It’s perfect in August.

  • Reply Megan August 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

    This is the prettiest tart I ever did see! I’d like to bring it to a picnic, for realz.

    And I live by Detroit in Michigan, and guurl, it’s been hot here too. I’ve been known to pop my head in the freezer myself.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Get your freezer on, gurl.

  • Reply Pooja August 13, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I’m in SF now, but from southern california so definitely jelous of your heat wave! this looks delish – perfect summer meal.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Oh I wish we could trade places. I saw pics from Outside Lands and the weather looked chilly and perfect.

  • Reply Eric August 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

    “Dash and Bella” just referenced your tart in FB and it looked so good I thought I would subscribe! Something tasty and different to do with the zucchs in the front garden!
    (btw…Just over the hill from you in Woodland “Hells”)….. ;-))

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      I love Dash and Bella. She’s one of my favorites.

  • Reply Taylor August 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Reading from Washington! This sounds delicious & easy.

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Hi Taylor in Washington!

  • Reply Katie @ Blonde Ambition August 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Up north in Sacramento! We’ve had 5 days of 100+, so….. I feel you.

    This tart is basically my dream tart. Love me anything lemony, plus I think I’m the only one who actually likes the abundance of zucchini at this time of year! It helps that it’s gorgeous to look at πŸ™‚

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      We’re in the same boat!

  • Reply Marie August 13, 2012 at 11:59 am

    This looks so delicious…and the lattice is cute! I wonder if it would be good with goat cheese… πŸ™‚

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      YES! A million times yes. If you do decide to go with goat cheese, I might suggest to leave out the lemon zest and lemon juice since goat cheese is already pretty tangy. πŸ™‚

  • Reply shauna August 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Looks good! I’m reading from Farmingdale, New York!!

  • Reply carolyn August 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Love the blog and recipe. Visiting Venice in October.


  • Reply Kristin August 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Atlanta, GA representing here! Well, I actually live in a northern suburb….Dallas. Yes, Dallas, GA. Love your recipes and your writing! You’re cute as a little button!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Haaaayyy! I know Atlanta well. Was born there (in Mid-town) and have a bunch of family there. Love that city!

      • Reply Kristin August 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm

        Oh, so I guess I could have said that I live “OTP” like I originally wanted, and you totally would’ve gotten it!

  • Reply Collette August 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Hi! I’m currently reading this in Toronto, Canada but I started following you while living in a small town north of Toronto. That town is considered the heart of Muskoka or more commonly called Cottage Country. I use to live in a place where you were never more than 10 minutes away from a lake and almost every road had a lake at the end of it. Quite a bit different from Toronto!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Collete, hi!

  • Reply Lyndsey August 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    The Woodlands, Texas (just north of Houston), with a heat index of 110 degrees, wee! So cool to see comments from all over the world!

  • Reply Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen August 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I’m in NYC. But I totally wish I was down the street from you – you would be the most awesome neighbor!

  • Reply Larry August 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Here in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Love your recipes because all the fruits and vegetables are so cheap and plentiful here. And you can’t beat the weather! Bien Dia.

  • Reply Halle August 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Hello from Columbus, OH! Love all your recipes that I’ve tried and I’m adding this one to the list. Also, you crack me up! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tali August 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I live in boring Rochester, NY but i DID read your blog while on vacation in Italy and Israel this summer πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amber August 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Vancouver Canada here πŸ˜€
    Curious – I know you are a WTF Maron fan – have you ever seen him live there in LA? I would love to one day!

    • Reply Adrianna August 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      I am a HUGE fan of Marc Maron. He lives really close to me, actually. He’s in Highland Park. I really hope I run into him, I’ll definitely have to say hi to him. He’s too awesome not to. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Trixy Podds August 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Hi, greetings from Zagreb, Croatia.
    We’ve been having a unusually warm (almost tropical) summer this year so oven was mostly off then on since I don’t have air conditioning. If you do come one day to Dubrovnik don’t forget to visit the rest of the Adriatic coast. And Krka National Park. And Plitvice Lakes.
    Ricotta/zucchini combination sounds very good. I just last week made grated zucchini/ricotta quiche and it was the best quiche yet. Can’t wait to try this tart. Love tarts.

  • Reply Beth August 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I’m a recent subscriber. Here in Melbourne Australia it’s quite wintry still. I did put my head in the freezer recently, but that was because I was peeling and chopping a bunch of onions! I’m looking forward to making this tart…I too have a couple random pieces of puff pastry lurking in my freezer πŸ™‚ Thanks for the idea!

  • Reply Jessica L. August 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Oh gosh…I am definitely not from anywhere as exotic as most of the people posting, but here in Indianapolis it has been absolutely miserable all summer long!

    I totally wish we were neighbors so I could come steal some of this tart πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah Beth August 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I’ve been following your lovely blog from sunny Tampa, FL for quite some time! I absolutely adore your food photography!

    I write a personal style/food blog, also, and it seems we have very similar tastes in cuisine!

    Keep it up! xo

    <3 Sarah Beth

  • Reply Stacey August 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Just north of San Antonio, Texas! It’s been 100+ degrees here…grossss. All of your rad adventures make me wish we were neighbors. Your blog is so dreamy, lady! I love checking it every day and snooping on your Instagram. Keep up the amazing work!

  • Reply Allison August 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Your blog has been in my google reader for a few months and I always look forward to reading it. That tart looks amazing and seems like an amazing summer treat.

    &I’m reading from the beautiful Portland, Oregon! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Alyssa Trobacher August 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I live close to Vancouver BC. As long as it’s not raining I’ll never complain about the heat. Three months without rain is a blessing no matter how hot it is! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Amy August 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I’m in Burlington, VT. I have been reading your blog for about 4 or 5 months now and I love it and all of your recipes! I’m excited for a new recipe to use up some of my zucchini (which is definitely overwhelming right now)!

  • Reply Jen @ Savory Simple August 13, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Washington DC! What a gorgeous tart.

  • Reply Joelle (on a pink typewriter) August 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Eeeeh, that is GORGEOUS! And I’m in the D.C. area – come on by!

  • Reply Sophie August 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    MontrΓ©al, Canada. I loooooooooooove your blog! And this tart : yum!

  • Reply kimberly August 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Not your neighbor! Just another follower of yours as well as a newer blogger myself. Love your site. I love the extra finesse you always have along with the brutal self honesty. I’m the same !

  • Reply kimberly August 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Ahh in Lincoln, Nebraska !

  • Reply Rett August 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I’m in Carrboro, NC, which is right outside of Chapel Hill. And while it was not 97 degrees here, it was over 90% humidity. Oh the joys of living in the South.

  • Reply Kitty August 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    It’s been hot here for the longest, here in ft.lauderdale, the humidity is the worst.But, your tart make me SMILE!

  • Reply Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    This looks delicious, as do all of your recipes. I do not eat cow cheeses, so I may have to try wish goat or cashew πŸ™‚

    I live in Scottsdale, AZ. I just returned home today from San Francisco where it was a chilly 55 degrees. When I returned, it was 114!!! This is normal, unfortunately.

  • Reply Polly August 14, 2012 at 1:57 am

    I’m a reader from Wellington, New Zealand. It’s the middle of winter here and freezing but I love reading your blog and all the details about the lovely summer veggies!

  • Reply Camilla August 14, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Hi – this is my first visit on your blog – but I like what I see – so I think I will add you on Bloglovin:)

    I live in Denmark. And we finaly had a bit of summer these last weeks. And by summer I mean temp. around 68 degrees F πŸ™‚

  • Reply Evelien August 14, 2012 at 3:11 am

    I live in Belgium.
    Now we are going to have the first week of hot wether since the summer started! Finally πŸ™‚

    I like your recipes especially because you give the measurements are also in grams & not only in cups or onces or sticks. That’s helps a lot for us Europeans.

    So thanks!

  • Reply Christine August 14, 2012 at 3:47 am

    I’m in Hamburg, Germany. I’m reading your blog for five months or so and really, really love it! It’s so much fun, great recipes!

  • Reply Megan August 14, 2012 at 5:11 am

    London, England! (I do comment here from time to time with things like “Do you have blankety blank in the US?”) Currently going through Olympics withdrawal – it was amazing! I’ve been here 7 years, but I also grew up in South Florida (West Palm to be exact) and I was seriously looking at NCSOA for college. I even visited it with a view to applying for film school, but yada yada yada decided not to specialize and stayed in State (because it was free, which I still can’t believe now that I’m older and understand how amazing that is) and went to UF. Moved to London straight after graduation and I still love it here. Hopefully I’ll end up in LA at some point — my plan is to be the next Tina Fey/Amy Poehler/Lena Dunham, so I’ll have to go out there to film my HBO series obviously, but London will always be home now! xoxo

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  • Reply Jenny August 14, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Hi! Lovin’ your blog from Pittsburgh, PA

  • Reply JenB August 14, 2012 at 7:11 am

    just outside Concord NH. none of the crazy traffic of Mass, and we can get to the city, coast or mountains in an hour or so. lived in Boston for 9 years, miss it but love the peace & quiet up here.

  • Reply Suze August 14, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Your readers are from so many great places! Love seeing how the Interwebz brings us all together over things like yummy tarts. Anyway, I’m reading from Nashville, TN and love your recipes, though I’m not a frequent commenter. The pomegranate-cucumber guacamole still blows my mind every time I make it (which is a borderline criminal amount), so thanks again for that little gem. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amy J. August 14, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho…and I can’t wait to try this tart! It’s beautiful!

  • Reply Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 14, 2012 at 8:56 am

    So beautiful! Love how you added the lattice for an extra touch as well, so special. Puff pastry is awesome, isn’t it??

    I live in DC!! It is too hot here as well and I can’t wait for the fall πŸ™‚ Although seeing all these comments makes me want to travel desperately, everyone lives in such interesting places πŸ™‚

  • Reply Fabz August 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Dhaka, Bangladesh….its pretty hot with a bit of raining once in a while. love reading your blog πŸ˜€

  • Reply Sarah Jane August 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I live in Lynchburg, VA. Not so exciting for some, but it’s great for me! I can’t complain about Lynchburg living at all. It has been hot though. Love your recipes! I really should work up the courage to try puff pastry. It intimidates me so.

  • Reply Nicole August 14, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Oh! Oh! I’m a neighbor!!
    Well, Costa Mesa part of the time…….and Marina del Rey the other part.
    But for now, since I was, oddly enough, planning on making this lattice-y tart off pinterest very soon………..maybe borrowing the expertise in this blog post will replace borrowing a cup of sugar.


  • Reply Heidi August 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Manila in the philippines, love your blog

  • Reply alexisbryn August 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Downtown LA! So almost neighbors I guess… btw – how the hell did you turn on the oven in this heat!? I refuse to turn it on until the weather goes back to “normal” LA weather. I do have a massive zucchini that I would love to use for this too….

  • Reply Kathy August 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Sacramento, CA.It’s been really hot here!

  • Reply Kristi August 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Love the “stick your head in the freezer to cool off” bit! Maybe I’ll have to try that. We’ve been having a hot summer here in Dubai, UAE, too. Waking up to temps. in the 90s and high humidity is always a great way to start the day. This tart looks yummy. I think I can handle only 10 minutes of oven time. Will have to head out and get some pastry and zucchini.

  • Reply Julia August 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Hi!i am from brazil, but live in viΓ±a del mar in chile. I love your blog and visit it everyday. Keep being fabulous πŸ™‚

  • Reply Danielle August 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    This tart looks wonderful! I’ve been looking for something different to do with summer squash and I think this is the recipe I’ve been searching for. And who doesn’t love puff pastry?! YUM~
    I’m writing from just outside of Boston, MA. We are having a heat wave here too. Lately I’ve been temped to stick my head in the freezer also! Actually, I think I may have done it once or twice already! Although I know that come January, I’ll be wishing for this heat. We New Englanders are never happy with our weather…haha!
    I absolutely Love your blog! You have great recipes and I love your writing style! : )

    Danielle xo

  • Reply Jaimee Drew August 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Hi from Long Beach, CA. I love your food styling and writing style- glad I found you!

    Your squash tart looks yummy! If only I could bear to turn on my oven! I’ve been making almost nothing but ice cream and popsicles here! πŸ˜‰ Lemon sherbet, yum!

  • Reply Fiona August 15, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Not a hemispherical neighbour – I live on Sydney Harbour and it’s allegedly winter but being so close to the water and sheltered it doesn’t really feel like it. I have been sifting through your more autumn and wintery recipes though, for veg more in season.
    The tart looks yum! I thought it would have egg in the filling and am overjoyed it does not!

  • Reply Julie August 15, 2012 at 2:00 am

    I’m currently living in Singapore, but was in Tokyo until about a month ago. The summer recipes have been super helpful!

  • Reply Urmel August 15, 2012 at 2:48 am

    I live in GΓΆttingen, Germany, too far to share tarts, sadly, I would love to come over and share the peach and lemon quark i just prepared πŸ˜‰
    it’s about 30Β°C around here, quite the heatwave for Germany, too

    Your food and writing is absolutly lovely, keep on!

  • Reply Ro August 15, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Hi, IΒ΄m from Buenos Aires, Argentina. ItΒ΄s winter here, and itΒ΄s been raining non-stop for more than a week

  • Reply DessertForTwo August 15, 2012 at 10:47 am

    How beautiful! Just like you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Brittany August 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    This is beautiful! As usual πŸ™‚
    I’m from the Indianapolis, Indiana area and have enjoyed your blog for a year or so now. Thank you for all the delicious food, beautiful pictures, well written recipes and of course the REAL TALK. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amanda August 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Adrianna,
    From Wisconsin. Love your post. (Will be posting it to some SM!)
    – Chris, where have you been? It has been 95-98 here in Madison all summer long. We’ve finally been happy for some 75 degree weather here!

  • Reply LeeLee August 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Currently, I live in Italy and let me tell you it is hot here, too. This squash lattice ricotta tart looks delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Reply Nicole August 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    omg so many people are from the coolest places ever…im from LA, near santa monica πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rita August 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I’m in Augusta GA. Hot and humid here too – will be til mid-September. Such is the way here. We’ll have to try your great looking tart tomorrow night! Really enjoy your blog – thanks for all the great recipes.

  • Reply Helen August 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I’m a fairly new reader to your blog…this tart looks amazing, but it is definitely too hot here to turn on the oven. It’s terribly humid here as well.

    I live in Tsuruoka, in Northern Japan

  • Reply Lisa August 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I’m in Dallas, Texas! I love your question today on your blog. Wonder how many would respond to my little ol’ blog. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kristen August 15, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I live in Zurich, Switzerland, and I love your recipes!

  • Reply Iris August 16, 2012 at 12:44 am

    I’m in Berlin, Germany and I love your blog. Thank you for all the great recipes!

  • Reply Miyuki August 16, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Scrolled through all the comments looking for a New Zealander and you already have one to my surprise! I’m in Napier on the East coast of the North Island. Our winter chill is over now I think, it’s been sunny days and rainy nights for a while now though, quite odd! Love you blog, your style’s great. Have you ever read Joy the Baker? Your voices are very similar. It’s very refreshing!

    • Reply Kathleen August 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      I was surprised to find other New Zealanders too! I’m from Christchurch, NZ

  • Reply CK August 16, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Ireland πŸ™‚ I love your blog!!!!!!!!!! (especially the giant peanut butter cup recipe)

  • Reply Carly August 16, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I live in Nijmegen, the Netherlands! Love your recipes, always inspiring wrapped in a cheerful story!

  • Reply Laura August 16, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Hello! Your blog is so much fun and full of delicious recipes. I am from Oxford, England but am reading from Hamburg, Germany because that’s where I live now!

  • Reply Amy B August 16, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Coming to you from Baltimore, MD!

  • Reply Margarita August 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Reading your blog from Richland, WA. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Karla August 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Buenos Aires, Argentina!
    I love your blog! it always makes me so hungry!

  • Reply Susan August 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Hi Adrianna, I’m reading from Australia! Love, love, love your blog! It’s just gorgeous, so inspiring πŸ™‚

    • Reply Adrianna August 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Hi Susan! LOVE YOU BACK!

  • Reply Lizzi August 16, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Another Australian here (Canberra – the capital city – to be precise), who is completely smitten with you and your blog!
    (less so after you rubbed in the fact that it’s summer for you… hmph)

  • Reply jessicaisbaking August 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I’m in Hoboken, NJ, love your blog, I’m from NC so I love when you talk about southern food!! we can totes be neighbors, I’m happy to share sugar, flour, eggs or even chocolate!

  • Reply Charlie August 18, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I’m from London, UK! This recipe looks so delicious, I must try it, as we’re having a bit of a heat wave here too!

  • Reply Leah August 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    hi! im from los angeles, love your blog, and trying to survive this inferno-esque weather as well. i made this yesterday and it was delicious! thanks for the recipe =]

  • Reply Nic August 20, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Hi I’m in Helsinki Finland! That’s not exactly down the street, but I love your blog anyway!

  • Reply Carmen August 20, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Hello from ZΓΌrich!! Schwitterland! although I’m from Spain. πŸ˜€

  • Reply dervla @ The Curator August 20, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I’m reading you from Manhattan. Feels like you’re right next door!

  • Reply Courtney August 21, 2012 at 4:38 am

    I adore your blog and check it out any chance I get!! I live in a small town called Monmouth in Maine. I’m in the woods pretty much, but its a great spot by a little lake.

  • Reply Lisa August 21, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I’m in Virginia, love the blog, love the looks of this recipe! Yum :^)

  • Reply Jenn August 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I live in Arizona, I feel you with the head in the freezer lol And what’s funny is I just did that very thing today and noticed a box of puffed pastry that I have yet to use, and I wondered when I got it and if it would still be ok to use! Now I have a use for it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Petra August 24, 2012 at 2:58 am

    I live in Belgium! πŸ™‚
    Sunny greetings

    • Reply Hedy August 27, 2012 at 5:36 am

      We’re neighbors then – I’m reading in Holland!

  • Reply Lauren August 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I live in Chile and adore your blog!

  • Reply Haley August 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Well I live in Kentucky(:
    And unlike what most people think, we really do wear shoes and have lives! Lol

    But besides that I can’t wait to try some of the recipies on here, they look delish!

  • Reply Jess August 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Greetings from Bangkok, where it’s 97 degrees every day of the year. Juuuuust kidding – some days it’s, like, 93 degrees. πŸ˜‰ Just came back from the beach, which does tend to make one appreciate the tropical climage. Love your blog!

  • Reply Sheena August 31, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Checking in from London! Where it has felt like being stuck in a freezer the whole summer πŸ™‚

    Like your recipes, really yum

  • Reply priska August 31, 2012 at 8:36 am

    hi, i’m new here and i’ve only tried the ham-spinach-gruyΓ¨re quiche yet. it was so good! i live in switzerland – near gruyΓ¨re πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Adrianna August 31, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Awww, that’s awesome you live near gruyere. And I love that quiche! Thank you!

  • Reply Jordyn September 3, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Reading from Okinawa, Japan! I feel ya on the heat waves, only ours last approximately 6 months! Once you get some cooler weather, send some our way!

    • Reply Adrianna September 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Will do! Thanks for visiting. xo

  • Reply Sarah September 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Spokane, WA. I heart your blog! Thanks for keeping me laughing!

  • Reply erin September 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I’m totally late to the party, but…Chicago checking in! πŸ™‚

    I am totally making this tart; my neighbors are inundating me with their zucchini and I think my boyfriend will murder me if I make another loaf of yummy zucchini bread!

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