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  • Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

    Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

I made this dessert on Thursday night, was about to eat it and then decided to see if Pat was up for some.  Hooray for all hoorays she was so I took it over and got to see her for a few minutes.  I’ve never seen anyone the day after breast cancer surgery so was surprised she was up and around and in good spirits. This is a fave recipe that my friend Cathleen wrote out for me in our 20’s.  With everything that went on this week it made me realize how lucky I am to have had a friend for such a long time.  There’s something comforting about opening my recipe drawer and seeing her handwriting there.  I hope you enjoy the dessert as much as I have over the years. It is a perfect mix of sweet, sour and crunch that is wonderful with vanilla ice cream. Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble 3C sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb cut in 1/2 inch pieces 1C cuped peeled apples 1/2 to 1C sliced strawberries 1/3C sugar 1/2t ground cinnamon 1/2C all purpose flour (gluten-free blend here) 1t baking powder 1/4t salt 4T butter 2/3C packed brown sugar 2/3 Gluten-Free Oats (or quick cooking oats for anyone not g-free) Combine rhubarb, apples and strawberries.  Spoon into a greased 8 inch square baking dish. Combine sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over rhubarb mixture and set aside. ~Without sugar and cinnamon sprinkled over~   -In bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbles.  *For this I slice the butter into the flour, take a fork and mash it until I get the result.* -Stir brown sugar and oats into flour mixture and […]

  • Simple Spring and Summer Salad Simple Spring and Summer Salad

    Simple Spring and Summer Salad

Simple Spring and Summer Salad

Have you ever had a day where you just wanted to slap everyone in sight?  Well imagine a whole week full of those days.  Not pretty.  Ever since the 74 year old handicapped hoarder smashed into the back of my car last week he’s been hiding under a pile of paper and garbage in his home, and apparently his phone must be under a separate stash because he decided not to answer it (or miraculously could not locate it) until approximately 2 hours before my claim would have been processed without his statement.  Now, because he HAS surfaced at the 11th and a half hour stating my car is not damaged (WHAT!? you hit me full-on from behind and admitted it grandpa) his insurance is giving me the major run around, wanting to come to my home and interview me, thinking they can trick me into believing a KIA Spectra is comparable to my car.  Not happening.  And all this for a straightforward rear-end at a stop light where I was 100% in the right.  Seriously, insurance people?  It’s pretty bad when I can get on the phone and negotiate a better rate on a “comparable car” than either my insurance or his. Anyway as you can imagine from the above statements I’ve been a real joy to be around.  Making every effort to cheer me up my poor boyfriend, who is a superb chef in real life, decided to make my favorite spring/summer salad to match the current state of my life which is basically a much less pretty tossed salad.  Examine the concoction he put together below. Thank God for the simple things. And now, before I run off for some much needed […]