Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Country Livin'

Things are going well here in the Poconos. We are really settling in and enjoying outselves (aside from Beatrice who is standing here screaming at me for some unknown reason. She is UNhappy right now)...

Should you ever find yourself living in the country in a house owned by people who had a great fondness for rhubarb....then we would have something in common! It is coming up all over the place here. And, well, we think it is pretty disgusting tasting. But we also hate the idea of wasting things...

So I found a recipe for honey rhubarb muffins.  The muffin part is delicious (although not egg and dairy free which is part of what is making Beatrice very unhappy)....but the rhubarb is still rhubarb.  So the muffins are quite edible and I think would be fantastic made with apple, pumpkin, even zucchini.....But only so much can be done to mask the disgustingness of rhubarb!

Loved this precious scene I walked in on this afternoon.  Ben was reading and Anna fell asleep listening...Awwww so beautiful.  A few minutes later Ben decided he was done reading and got up and took his huge bunny rabbit with him.  The bunny rabbit Anna is lying on.  She woke and was not very happy.  Ben saw nothing wrong with what he had done...blah blah blah...Luckily a granola bar and some water patched up Anna's sore feelings.

This is how Anna dresses herself.  Really she is in this phase where she dresses and redresses herself every hour.  She wants to dress like a princess, she wants to go outside and play, she wants to be Cheetarah, she wants a dress, etc etc...every mood and activity requires a wardrobe change.

This made me supremely happy!!  Hanging the wash out on the line!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Our so far very small garden!  All we have planted so far is a HEAP of onions (you can't see there little whispy tops in the picture), some lettuce, and a handful of peppers which didn't do well through a frost the other night.

Beatrice is into necklaces...as many as she can get her hands on.

And lastly we had a visit from a flock of wild turkeys!  They all started to retreat into the woods when they heard me coming to take their picture...so there is a few backsides and the rest are already out of sight into the woods.


Anonymous said...

Try rhubarb cobbler. Try rhubarb with sugar on it! jae

Katherine T. Lauer said...

I'm so happy about your new home!

Dr. Adam DeVille said...

You're excommunicated. Rhubarb-haters have no place in the Kingdom of God. If muffins, pies (strawberry-rhubarb!!!) and the rest do not convert you from your wayward heresy, then simply simmer stalks on the stove in water and sugar (and perhaps cloves, cinnamon, etc) for a few hours to make a compote. Then cool it, mix with ice, club soda, and either gin or vodka. Very nice drink, and very subtle flavour. REPENT!!

Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

All those who like rhubarb are anathema! Not only do we NOT like it but we dug it all out to make room for foods that taste good!!