Welcome to this week’s edition of FFF
I’ve noticed that a lot of Friday Fave Fivers often highlight food.
I don’t think that I ever have,
but it’s time to change that trend
I have discovered something that is just too good not to share.
Thick, rich, fruit bottom, Mediterranian style yogourt.
Try the lemon – not the lowfat stuff either.
Be expansive. Buy the creamy 8% milkfat and skip the ice-cream.
Because this yogourt is better ~ honest!
2. Let’s stick with the food trend.
Do you have any rhubarb left?
I used the last of mine to make this yummy orange-rhubarb cobblecake dessert.
Carolyn served this cake when we had tea together last week.
Listen to the description from the cookbook:
A homey dessert of orange biscuits on spice-sparked fruit, to serve warm with cream.
It even sounds delicious! 🙂 I love food descriptions.
Bake at 425 degrees for 25 min. Makes 6 servings
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 stick butter
5 cups rhubarb – washed trimmed cut in 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- Combine 1 cup of the sugar, cornstarch and cloves in a large saucepan. Stir in orange juice. Heat slowly, stirring until sugar dissolves.
- Stir in 2 Tbsp of the butter and the rhubarb. Heat until boiling. Then spoon into an 8 cup dish.
- Sift flour, baking powder, 1/4 cup of the remaining sugar and salt.
- Cut in remaining 6 Tbsp of butter until mixture is crumbly. Add milk all at once – stir until just moist. (dough will be soft) Drop in 6 even mounds on top of rhubarb mixture.
- Mix remaining sugar with orange rind – sprinkle over biscuits.
- Bake at 425 for 25 min or until top is puffed and golden
- Serve warm with cream or ice cream
3. Continuing with culinary matters, I wanted to tell you about some cookbooks that I am enjoying:
by Edna Stabbler
I borrowed all three schmeck books from the library.
According to the Amazon book review, schmeck means “taste good”.
(I should really check with the girls over at MGCC. 🙂
We all know from the MGCC blog, that Mennonite girls can cook and I’m sure that Edna Stabbler follows in that same wonderful Mennonite culinary tradition.
But to be perfectly honest, I haven’t tried one of the recipes yet.
I am just enjoying her warm and witty writing style.
Cookbooks are my favourite kind of cozy literature.
4. Are you pleasantly full yet?
Let’s shift the topic to another favourite.
I don’t know much about it, but I love to play with my camera, a Canon Powershot S5 IS. It was a Christmas present from my family last year.
I took these pictures last week on a walk in the woods behind our church.
I loved the way this shot captured the sun’s rays above the steeple.
I especially enjoy taking bokeh shots.
I’ve entitled this one: “taking flight”
The purpose of that walk, along with the exercise of course, was to find some Lady Slippers – they bloom far back in the woods. You have to hunt for them. I made sure that I had good sneakers and bug spray! I mention the bug spray, lest you think PEI is perfect – we do have mosquitoes especially in June in the woods.
Doesn’t the Lady Slipper look just like a pair of little ballet slippers? It’s PEI’s floral emblem.
One more cool picture – I was on my way back home when I saw this tiny creature.
It landed, very obligingly, on a spruce branch and I was able to click the shutter before it fluttered off again. I’m trying to identify it and I think that it is a Variegated Fritillary Pearl Crescent (Thanks Paula!)
5. For my final fave, I have to repeat from last week.
This girl – it’s such a joy to have her home!
Hope you enjoyed your visit with me this week.
For more Friday Fave’s, pop over to Suzanne’s at Living To Tell The Story.
Now . . .
I need to pack a little overnight bag.
My beloved and I, along with some old friends, are off for a getaway.
A spa afternoon (for the girls:), then dinner, and a walk along the beach. Maybe even a campfire.
Happy weekend to you!