I find myself hermiting this week end as the last 4 week ends of over indulging and celebrating one thing after another catches up with me. Some peacefulness was in order. To bring calm and centeredness to my mind, I've been baking all week end. Today was a couple of tarts. The fruit tart in pate sucre came out fine, but I neglected to chill the shortening for the pate brisee and it turned to mush. With the lesson noted in my head, I moved on and did the dishes and brushed the flour off my shirt and pants feeling a little more whole.