Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday





The refrain in my head all week has gone something like this. It started when I met my friend Kathleen for dessert at the Boat Street Cafe last Thursday. I had the rhubarb clafoutis; she had the bread pudding. Saturday night, I found myself at Boat Street again. (While I love the place, twice in one week was a first.) Rhubarb margarita was the special; Alexi and I each had one. Sunday, I decided to make a rhubarb cake. I expected to love it based on the list of ingredients and the recipe's author; it was only okay. Today, I made a rhubarb buckle - also only okay.

RIP Maurice Sendack. Sendack On Death (and life) (via Stephanie).

8 comments:

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

But the pictures are pretty.

Janet said...

That seems like an awful lot of sugar in the MS recipe. Here is one with less, never tried it but heard it was good.
http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/strawberry-rhubarb-cobbler/

Lecia said...

Thanks, Denise :)

Janet: yes! too sweet. Thanks for the link! - I'll check it out.

molly said...

"Apricots dissapoint." This is one of my favorite lines from Nigel Slater, several books back. Two words. Boom. Of course, he changed his tune in his latest, Ripe, but I've always remembered that line, as it applies to so many things, rhubarb baked goods among them. I adore rhubarb, but it can get lost in the midst.

Love the tree climbing. There's a certain holding of the breath, being far back from such situations, no?

Penelope P. said...

Hello Lecia

I hope I've commented before but in case I haven't I wanted to say how much I love popping in to see if you've posted. The Internet is such a strange thing - how can someone whom I've never met, on another continent ,enhance my enjoyment of life by sharing snippets of her life?But you do! I've just been watching the Maurice Sendak interview. What an interesting man. And ,yes, I too find that rhubarb things that I make never taste as good as rhubarb treats bought in cafes!with love from Penny L in Dorset u.k xx

la domestique said...

Love it. It's rhubarb week at la Domestique, so this post made me smile. I'm (just about) rhubarb'd out after making rhubarb syrup, 2 rhubarb clafoutis, and rhubarb compote.

Emily said...

I've often tried rhubarb cakes but have never been truly satisfied either. Somehow crumble and foos lwork better or maybe I haven't found the right recipe yet. Still, as Denise says, your photos are lovely.

KPiep said...

I haven't had rhubarb since the food allergy diagnosis as I can no longer add the sweeteners it needs to make it edible. But....I really, really miss it!