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Flowers of Spring #2

By handlerstudio  

May aunt who lives about a mile away, and at 94 is still a prodigious gardener gave me this primrose last year....and while I have planted many grocery store primroses that are not hardy and never come back...this one, as she assured me, did Quite delicate and with a long stem. Just got off a Zoom meeting...time to make dinner and one of the other glories of spring.....RHUBARB. I just made the first harvest before mii meeting....need to get rid of those pesky leaves....and i make rhubarb (and strawberry) sauce. Cut the stems to about 4-6" put a very small amount of water in the bottom of the pot, cut in the strawberries....and cook at a very low flame till it becomes soft. Take off the flame and add just enough sugar to make it ok to eat....keeping that delicious sourness. Know most people make rhubarb my family growing up it has always been rhubarb sauce. Some years ago, visiting the Shaker Village in Sabbathday Lake, Maine i got into a rhubarb recipe discussion with my friend Brother Arnold...and he gave me another recipe. Their livelihood, now and since the 1790s has been their apples...and they have, as he said, apple pie for breakfast every day. His rhubarb recipe (and their patch was much larger than mine) when you get tired of rhubarb sauce, is blend it and freeze it. You have rhubarb sorbet. Really good.

I would like to thank Dora, Walt and Ian for their valued UA's yesterday....I will get back to looking after dinner.


Tags: Flowers and plants Rhubarb Primroses Primulas

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7 May 2021 12:18AM
Very nice colour contrast and a great composition.
7 May 2021 12:22AM
Beautiful set Peter,
I was maybe in my 20's when I got to know "Gram" Jodrey - no relation but everyone called her Gram. The first gift of spring was always rhubarb and everyone was bringing Gram rhubarb. She was gracious and thanked them and then handed it off to me. That year I made rhubarb everything. I was also into baking beans and one day I sent my husband (Now ex- husband, so I enjoy this memory very much) off to school, (he was a math teacher) with a lunch of baked beans and rhubarb pie for dessert.

Apparently he did not have a very pleasant afternoon. Nor did his students.

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dales Plus
5 11 Australia
7 May 2021 3:56AM
Or you could give rhubarb and apple pie a go PeterSmile The sauce sounds delicious by the way , bright and beautiful floral set also !
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
7 May 2021 4:15AM
Lovely spring flowers Peter. I just call it stewed rhubarb. It is very good.
7 May 2021 5:23AM
A beautiful set, Peter. I can almost smell them from here.
7 May 2021 9:04AM
Thanks for the concept of Rhubarb sauce!
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 9:20AM
Love rhubarb. We make sauce and eat it with natural yogurt. A set of beautiful images Peter.

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 167 16 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 10:52AM
A great set PeterSmileSmile

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 11:31AM
A beautiful floral set... Each variant is very appealing and impossible to pick one...
Good work Peter !! Isabel GrinGrinGrin
7 May 2021 1:48PM
Beautiful set
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 4:01PM
Wonderful set of these blooms Peter. Rhubarb crumble for me.
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
7 May 2021 5:24PM
A fantastic set Peter !!
. . . And I love rhubarb sauce.

Great set Peter. Our division of labour is Jackie does the flowers and I do the fruit and veg.
7 May 2021 8:29PM
Beautiful colourful set Peter.


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