Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Yes, the plants want a drink but enough already! I can not get into or on the crop beds to plant, weed, or harvest. AArrrgh! The pic above shows a rhubarb root, incredibly ugly looking thing, which will transform into lucious red stalks. These stalks cooked with a bit of sugar make jams, pies and chutney known to make grown men swoon. No lie. Mixed fresh with sugar and fresh strawberries, placed just so in a finely crafted pie dough, dotted with real butter.........ooooh sends shivers up my spine. Mostly I use a butter crumb topping. I'll take the extra time to make lattice, lets that gorgeous red show through, for special occasions.

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