I now know why I like gardening more than the computer. The garden allows you to make mistakes and not completley louse up your whole night looking for your blog. Suffice it to say I am on the verge of tears with this whole trying to log on to this blog, and I am NEVER on the verge of tears in my garden. So my best friend continues to be my garden and my social acquaintance is the computer. Actually my best friend has been my garden for a long time (except for my real best friend Sue), so this computer thing is only the continuation of an antagonistic relationship.
That being said, my blog tonight is about the asparagas I picked from the garden last night. Finally I got enough for a full serving. That's about right. I planted it 3 years ago and this is the 4th season, and it's no cutting the first year, 2 weeks cutttng the 2nd yr.; 4 weeks cutting the 3rd year and now this year I can cut until midsummer. They were delicious. We had them on a salad, with chives from the garden. (In my previous blog which was lost I told how to blanch them--just steam for about 3 minutes to soften up--then cool under cold water and drain and put over the salad. It was wonderful! )
I have rhubarb in the garden and I will make it Wednesday. Warm rhubarb crisp with cream and brown sugar. Yuuuummmm!
PULL THE RHUBARB OUT---DON'T CUT. IF AT A FARMERS MARKET, LOOK TO SEE IF IT HAS BEEN PULLED AND NOT CUT. YOU CAN TELL.
Cut about 8 cups into pieces. Put in the bottom of a pie pan or any pan you have. Over the top, place a mixture of a combination of whatever of the following you have:
Some oatmeat flakes (1-2 cups)
Brown sugar (1 cup)
Butter or Alterntive (1 to 2 cups, depending on how you like it!)
Some white sugar if you like
Some Cinnemon, and nutmeg
A cup of flour more or less to your liking
Mix it up with a spoon or your hands (Wash your hands first!!!!)
Spread this over the top of the rhubarb and bake for 30 -45 minutes until done.
Eat and enjoy this great spring dessert!