Sunday, October 21, 2007

I ♥ Rhubarb






I finally reaped the fruits of my labor today. I picked one of the rhubarb stalks that I had grown from SEED. This rhubarb plant survived three uprootings by Blaise (helpfully weeding he thought) when it was just a few inches tall, then another uprooting when a pipe was dug up underneath it (thank you Zaak for saving it!).

This little frog was in the leaf of the stalk - cute hey.

I made a lovely strawberry rhubarb crisp for dessert tonight with the rhubarb and some strawberries Zaak picked up at the market early this morning. It smelled and tasted delicious. I closed my eyes and took a whiff of the rhubarb just after cutting it and it transported me to my childhood. Memories of running barefoot with all my wild cousins, a cup of sugar and stalk of rhubarb for a treat.

3 comments:

Aimée said...

Nice! Good for you. That's great that you can grow rhubarb there. Very homey.

Sirdar said...

Strawberry rhubarb crisp is so yummy!! You want more rhubarb? We have so much that I don't think Dawn even picked it all. Of course you will have to wait until spring as pretty much everything is dead now.

dawn said...

Yummy, it looks great, and you should be well pleased with your rhubarb. I have 7 plants here I am willing to send your way. Ha ha, I just noticed Sirdar's comment.