rhubarb pie without strawberries

Broiler update and our first harvest for a seasonal pie

What a lovely weekend that was!  Forget the ticks and black flies… and mosquitoes… it was a wonderful weekend for some work and play.   Continue reading “Broiler update and our first harvest for a seasonal pie”

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Skip the Strawberries and Try These 7 Wonderful Rhubarb Treats

It’s rhubarb time!  My favorite crop is growing and I am noticing it popping up all over town.  At the market it is being sold for a pretty penny and there is talk of strawberry rhubarb pie for dinner.  This is my favorite summer treat too, but aren’t there more things you can do with this quasi-fruit?  I thought so and rather than just throwing it into brownies or making muffins with it, we have been seeking out the very best recipes for this strange plant. Please read on for our favorite rhubarb treats… and definitely don’t eat the poisonous leaves!!

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Summer in February Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

The snow banks are reaching towards the power lines as I dream about the grass growing again and the new garden plans and the baby chicks we will order in March.  It has been a record cold month and the east coast has been pummeled with snow for two and a half months.  Oh, February is definitely the time for summer dreaming. Winter is too long and pushes us right to the edges of ourselves, our pantry, our well stocked freezer, and our patience. So, what can I do but reach deep into the freezer and bake a warm gooey strawberry rhubarb crisp!? Dreaming of warmer days so soon to come… Continue reading “Summer in February Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp”