Thursday, May 17, 2012

phoney stuff




This organic brown rice cereal smells like farts. I don't know why. 
It tastes just fine, but when I open the bag, I get a waft of distinctively farty odor in my face. 
I confirmed this with the husband this morning, who was really disgusted, to my amusement. 


Today's organic produce delivery. 
Mixed baby lettuces, fava beans (good grief, not those again), strawberries, apples, avocado, rhubarb (what the hell am I supposed to do with rhubarb? Anyone? Bueller?), turnips, and broccoli. 


And finally, my niece, making noises. I think I am the only one this amuses. 

Anyway, god help us when this child actually learns to speak. 
I have a feel she has a lot she wants to tell us.



Yesterday, she was great all day, except for when we went on a walk. She let me get about 15 minutes away from the house before she had a complete meltdown. I am pretty sure I had nightmares about it last night.

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  1. Oh, I would kill for some nice rhubarb! Is that all you got, though, what is it in the picture? Because that's not enough to make what I was going to suggest, rhubarb crumble. You'd need 4 - 6 cups for that. You can dice it finely and make muffins, though. Or mix it with strawberries and make a pie.

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    1. Yeah, that's all the measly rhubarb I was given. I'm gonna have to look up some recipes for muffins or a pie. That sounds tasty!

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  2. Baguette used to make those same noises! It's great that you're capturing things like this, because what they do changes all the time. I still miss the rumbly growl she used to make.

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    1. She's been doing that gargling thing for a couple weeks now, and it cracks me up. :)

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  3. Rhubarb pie was good like 20 years ago when I had it. Ok, I don't remember. Good luck!

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  4. I got the same basket! I cut up the rhubarb and put it in a saucepan with the 2 apples (also cut up into chunks), a splash of water, some sugar (or agave syrup), some cinnamon, some pumpkin pie spice, and some vanilla. Cook it until everything's soft, and add some cornstarch mixed with water. Let it cook another 2 minutes, then put in a bowl with crushed graham crackers on top and a scoop of strawberry or vanilla ice cream.

    I roasted the turnips. They were delish!

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    1. How in the HELL did you come up with that rhubarb concoction?! I mean, it sounds delicious; I'm just in awe.

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  5. Heehee. It reminded me of a berry tart I used to make waaay back before I had kids. Rhubarb is fibrous, can be rather tart, and needs to be cooked. And I had graham crackers on hand but no butter (I know!) so I couldn't make a tart crust. So I thought crumble.

    And when I think of crumbles, I think of apples. You could also do the same thing with the strawberries. If you had raspberries, you could add those too. (I didn't use the strawberries because Allie is addicted to them, so she gets first dibs.)

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  6. Monkey Momma has basically made compote - great call. Apples and rhubarb are a natural pairing, too. You could also do pear and apple and rhubarb. Oh, the possibilities are endless.

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  7. I am going to make an apple crumble right now, in fact...

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    1. I want some compote/crumble, too!!

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  8. A lady at work made these rhubarb bars a few days ago and they were gone by the end of the day. I didn't try them...but thought I would pass it along. She found the recipe on pinterest.

    http://www.laraferroni.com/2010/04/22/rhubarb-bars/

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    1. Thanks Mary! Those look really good ... I think I need more rhubarb!

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  9. Ava is freaking adorable.

    I've never done anything with rhubarb, we had some growing in one of our yards once, and my oldest used to pick it and eat it right out of the yard.

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  10. Wow, she's changed so much already! I remember when you posted that she was born. And now she's making moves and noises and being all Miss Personality.

    Babies are crazy.

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