|Mrs. Robin's 4th egg|
|Oriole in the Apple blossoms|
We have so many beautiful birds around here right now. An oriole that sings like a robin who's had voice lessons, hummingbirds constantly at the feeder like whirling dervishes, the nesting cardinal couple, and way too many bluejays!
Today was a busy Monday. The fields got cultivated and fertilized - this means that things are pretty "rammy" around here with no time to eat, talk, or stop for even a minute. Alas, it started to rain this evening screeching everything to a halt - oh well, there are hockey games to watch after all! For me it was one of those days where I wished I had gone to work - would have been a lot less stressful - smile. In spite of the busy day I got some planting done in the garden, took a quick trip to the nearby village for some fresh bread and sliced meat to make quick sandwiches, delivered them to the "back forty", dabbled a bit in my rhubarb craft (to be revealed later this month) and last but not least - made two fresh rhubarb pies - first of the season!! Recipe below:
Favourite Rhubarb Pie
This makes 1 pie - I usually double the recipe to make two pies (why make one??)
1 Egg – slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Cup White Sugar
2 Tbsp. Flour
2-3 Cups Rhubarb – chopped
Add vanilla, white sugar and flour to egg. Stir in the rhubarb and pour into an unbaked pie shell.
¾ Cup Flour
½ Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Butter – soft
Put topping onto the rhubarb/egg mixture
Bake for 10 minutes at 400F. Reduce to 350F and bake for another 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Till next time ............ treading softly around the main entrance!