Thursday, July 18, 2013

More Rhubard Love

So it has been so funny. I told my sister I made a Rhubarb Pie for my Mom and she said please make one for my husband. There seems to be love for this fruit/vegetable. I think this plant is beautiful in the garden, plus my Dad loved it, so it is a must in my garden.

I decided to do a different recipe for Randy to take to his mom and Dad tomorrow. Rhubarb Bread Pudding

1 1/2 cups half and half
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
8 ounces whole wheat bread, cut into pieces
3 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
Zest of orange
2 Tbsp brown sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees . Spray an 8x8 baking dish worth cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk half amend half, eggs, vanilla and sugar together. Add bread pieces and submerge them into the liquid. Add chopped Rhubarb, and orange

Empty into baking dish and press down. Cover with foil and bake for,40 minutes. Uncover and add brown sugar and bake for 15 minutes until it sets

Reports are coming in that is is wonderful. So for all the Rhubard lovers ....have at it.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

So it has just been too crazy of a couple months. I have decided that I will come sit every night for about 15 minutes or more and listen to the birds and feel the love of my land. The dogs enjoy it. And the cats come around as well. It is as if everyone is saying look what we have it is beautiful ; even if all the weeds are not pulled and the gardens are not perfect.
Life is good
So here is the view from my chair tonight. I am blessed.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Why I grow Rhubarb

Rhubarb was one of my fathers and fathers-in-laws favorite vegetables. Therefore we have always had it my garden. I think it is beautiful In the garden. But not overly fond of its taste.

This a perennial vegetable, that is usually used as a fruit in desserts and jams. You only eat the stalks, they have a rich, tart, sour flavor. The beautiful leaves of this plant are poisonous, but are very beneficial to the compost pile.

I harvested a large amount yesterday. So I need to do something with them.

I made a pie for my father-in- law. They loved it. (Recipe below) My mom wants a pie as well. Plus now my oldest sister wants me to send her something made with rhubarb for her husband.

A couple weeks ago, I made a rhubarb pound coffee cake, so I may make that again for my mom and my sister's husband. Then what do I do with the rest??? Stay tuned I will let you know.

Fresh Rhubarb Pie

4 cups chopped rhubarb
1 1/3 cups white sugar
6 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 recipe for a 9 inch double crust pie

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Combine sugar and flour. Sprinkle 1/4 of it over pastry in pie plate Heap rhubarb over this mixture sprinkle with the remaining sugar and flour. for with small pieces of butter and cover with the top crust
3. Place pie on the lowest rack in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 40 minutes

I will blog the Rhubarb Pound Cake soon. Enjoy. I would love to hear your recipes for Rhubarb.


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