Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Almost-summer treats

1. Rhubarb crumble

Rhubarb crumble
Lovely with leftover marscapone cream

I had never understood rhubarb...a sour stem as a fruit? Why contaminate strawberries with such a thing? That is, until last summer when I first tried the rhubarb butter bars and rhubarb pie at Destination Baking Company, a little spot near Chez Arrow...mmm...the bakery has not started baking with rhubarb yet this season, so I had to take matters into my own hands. I used rhubarb from Dan's sister Cecilia's garden, plus a few frozen strawberries since there weren't quite enough tangy stems.

2. Mail from Ireland

Knitter Treat Exchange prizes
Goody bag

Sara and Isobel sent a handmade fabric pouch filled with tea, sweet fig shower cream, chocolate, and more...extra treats from the Knitters Treat Exchange. Thank you!

3. A new cupcake book

Cupcakes book
Cupcake inspiration

A parent of one of my students surprised me with this book last week...she also discovered this lil' blog! It's a small world in crafty blogland!

4. I saw a parrot while walking Arrow this morning...wonder if it was one of the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill?

5. It's the last week of school...yippee!


Anonymous said...

Yay for treats! That rhurbarb crumble looks delicious. I haven't tried baking with rhubarb yet.

African Kelli said...

Mmm... those treats are all making me hungry! Lucky girl.

craftoholic said...

ohh, I have to make more rhubarb goodies before it disappears from the store again. This crumble looks so yummy!