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tart up

v.
To dress someone up or make something fancy in a tawdry, garish way: We tarted up the apartment with a pink shag carpet. The dancers tarted themselves up in feathers and sequins.
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Cecilia, when you have done devouring those tarts with your eyes, take that pair of scissors
how vainly they tried, in after life, to renew the once unalloyed enjoyment of tarts and lemonade!
The little girls of Avonlea school always pooled their lunches, and to eat three raspberry tarts all alone or even to share them only with one's best chum would have forever and ever branded as "awful mean" the girl who did it.
This whipped mousse forms a crust in the oven, and when the tart cools it settles and sets to a soft almost-custard, a bit like the filling to a lemon meringue pie.
The main ingredient responsible for their potency are anthocyanins, a special class of flavonoids that provides tart cherries with their characteristic pigmentation and diverse health benefits.
6 Fill each tart with a heaped teaspoon of your fresh jam and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes – the jam should be bubbling, and the pastry turning a light golden brown.
There are more than 60 vegan recipes in this book for all different types of pies and tarts.
shown itself to be heartless and the seriously IAM writing to enquire if any ECHO readers fancy joining the likes of Stephen Fry, Raymond Blanc, Barbara Windsor and the Military Wives Choir in supporting Tarts for Troops - a fantastic fundraiser for blind ex-servicemen and women.
In fact, researchers from Oregon Health and Science University suggest tart cherries have the "highest anti-inflammatory content of any food" and can help people with osteoarthritis manage their disease.
I still remember the tart or slices my mum would bake with the really sweet icing topping.
1 -- 2) Among the fare offered at Le Pain Quotidien in Studio City: a tuna salad sandwich with black olive tapenade and roasted red peppers, above, and a trio of desserts including a mixed berry tart, a peach tart and a mini chocolate mousse.
The tart wasn't too sweet and sickly, but our tester was sorry that the cinnamon
But after flyers went out for the tart contest, some members of the forum said they had not been consulted about the title and were unhappy with what they saw.
Many bakers prefer to use Raspberry tart Jelly on strawberry tarts, as it offers a darker appearance and can enhance the look of the strawberries.
Makes: 12 servings (one 11-inch tart, two 7-inch tarts, or six 4-inch tarts)