Tuesday, August 9, 2016

in the rhubarb ....

This is a post I'd planned to post some time ago but it didn't happen.  We're all moved and mostly settled in.  The internet at home won't be connected till August 19th - the joys of living in rural Canada.  Yesterday we finally got our cabin internet sorted out so I can finally make an appearance again. ^^   This post is old news and I still haven't had a chance to make the rhubarb bbq sauce.  

The rhubarb is beautiful this year and we love rhubarb.  It was nice to see some creative recipes appearing and this is the only one that I've had time to try just yet .... rhubarb soda and I assure you it is absolutely delicious.  The first batch I made disappeared rather quickly but I made sure I got a photo of the second one.  It's really easy to make and I recommend you use the reddest rhubarb that you can find.  Interestingly, after I strained the rhubarb out of the syrup I tasted it and it was as delicious as the soda.  I used club soda for mix.

Next I want to try some rhubarb bbq sauce that fortunately can be made with frozen rhubarb. 


 
While our rosebush has taken a beating from the heavy rain it's still blooming and the fragrance it's absolutely delightful! Last spring she had a lot of winter damage so she's rather free-form .... I didn't want to prune her till I knew she'd survive.  As long as I keep deadheading her she'll bloom for weeks.  I will miss this girl.

These are larkspur that seeded themselves last year.  They are so beautiful and we were surprised to see so many of them.  They don't so this well at the cabin so I'm hoping to gather more seeds before we move and try again.




did you ever stop to think .... and forgot to start again?

11 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Kate, you have been missed! Glad the move went well and hopefully very smoothly for you! I think the "joys" of living in any rural area are about the same. Your flowers look fabulous. Interesting about the rhubarb soda!

Linda Harris said...

Wishing you happiness in your new home x

Jeanette said...

Glad your move went well. The rhubarb soda sounds interesting. Hugs,xx

WoolenSails said...

Good to hear from you and hopefully things can settle down now and you can enjoy your new place and time at the cabin.
I started a flower garden and half of the plants are dying, I am horrible with plants, but I will find ones that survive and hopefully more flowers in our yard.

Debbie

Jo said...

That rhubarb soda sounds do interesting, must put on the 'to do' list for next season. Hope you settle in your new home quickly, it's always a but stressful

Tangos Treasures said...

Glad your getting setteled!! Yumm can't wait to hear about the bbq sauce!! I'm not much of a soda drinker :(

Timi said...

I love rhubarb! Specially rhubarb pie! Yummy!!!!
But the rhubarb soda sounds delicious too!

Anthea said...

Oh rhubarb is always delicious, Kate... well done!
Hope you'll feel more settled soon

Carol said...

Oh, those larkspur are just so lovely, Kate! Glad to read you're almost settled--enjoy the rest of your summer :)

desertskyquilts said...

Strawberry rhubarb pie! Yum! I'm not sure I have any idea what rhubarb tastes like by itself. =) So are you living in the cabin? I feel like I missed a piece of something. Not hard to do when your memory looks like a spaghetti strainer! I'm glad you will have seeds to gather to plant again. Too bad roses don't work that way, too.

Mii Stitch said...

Oooh I love rhubarb too..... tarts and jam mainly :)