For my hubs to make tarts during his summer holidays is definitely a let`s-just-have-fun-while-we-throw-some-ingredients-together sort of thing. And by ingredients he means, fresh produce from the region, which in all these occasions has been in his beloved Provence. So, every time we have a summer celebration during our french hols, he bakes quelques tartes, one or two for the party-gatherings we have to attend and another pour-le-dejeuner.
You gotta love the seriousness of frenchies regarding food :)
Either with local abricots or fraises, he will make something fantastic. This summer, he indulged us with Garriguettes & Framboises tarte, and a Figues d`été tarte (early summer harvest figs); la winner was with no doubt la tarte aux figues.