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April 25, 2012

Rhubarb season


 I have been working on this hat...a light summery hat with lots of holes.   I picked a bit of our purple flowering sage out of our backyard and sprigs of mint.
Yes, our rhubarb seems to be ready, I chopped it up and cooked it in a shallow pan with a little water and sugar.  I got this Crabtree & Evelyn cookbook from the library and am looking forward to making "Raspberry Zabaglione" and maybe making it into a Rhubarb Zabaglione, and trying other recipes...
To be perfectly honest, I was so excited when my husband got this book The Heirloom Life Gardener by Jere and Emilee Gettle as a birthday gift from his mom, but upon further examination I wish they'd omitted the politics.  In the tomato section they comment "Even Michelle Obama grows them."  And ridicule Ronald Reagan.  I do like the useful gardening information, as does my husband, but wish they'd just left that other stuff out....
P.S. We have lettuce coming up!  Our backyard looks like rows of dirt, but pretty soon I'm sure it will be all green!!!

11 comments:

Ellen said...

Too bad about the politics...it's a cookbook and gardening book, for goodness sake. I've never planted rhubarb. Is it easy to grow? And the fresh herbs - that is something I need to plant (most likely only in pots this year - no time).

Your purple hat looks wonderful!

GretchenJoanna said...

That is funny about Michelle and tomatoes -- do you think more people will grow tomatoes now in imitation of her?

Peeking in at your garden and kitchen creativity makes me happy.

Mimi said...

I have rhubarb growing, I'm very excited ;)

Enjoy!

mamashara said...

The purple hat is gorgeous!! A political gardening book - how strange!

Rebeca said...

Oh, I love rhubarb! I grew up in rural Alberta and it seemed everyone had it in their garden. There was always rhubarb and strawberry jam and other such delights, but my favorite memory is dipping a stalk in a cup of sugar and eating it raw!

Lori ann said...

your hat on your girl is beyond adorable. she is so pretty marfa.

your gardening and cooking sound wonderful :)

nook. said...

the hat is lovely! i sooo wish i had a garden (as i always say) :) beautiful job on the hat! and how funny that a cookbook/gardening book would throw in politics like that. so strange. xo

Mistea said...

Lovely hat - gorgeous colour and pretty model. Looks perfect.
Enjoy that rhubarb - yum.

GretchenJoanna said...

Seeing your sage renewed my resolve to buy a sage plant this year -- I haven't had one for ages, to go with my parsley, rosemary, and thyme!

Allison said...

I just discovered you blog, and it's so sweet! I can't wait to come back when I have more time.

Jeannette said...

Colorful loveliness!