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.

liberyt yogurt

1.Liberte Yogourt

Thick, rich, fruit bottom, Mediterranian style yogourt.

Oh my!

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.

rhubarb cobblecake2

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.

Rhubarb Cobblecake

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

  1. Combine 1 cup of the sugar, cornstarch and cloves in a large saucepan. Stir in orange juice. Heat slowly, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Stir in 2 Tbsp of the butter and the rhubarb. Heat until boiling. Then spoon into an 8 cup dish.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, 1/4 cup of the remaining sugar and salt.
  4. 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.
  5. Mix remaining sugar with orange rind – sprinkle over biscuits.
  6. Bake at 425 for 25 min or until top is puffed and golden
  7. Serve warm with cream or ice cream

3. Continuing with culinary matters, I wanted to tell you about some cookbooks that I am enjoying:

Food That Really Schmecks

More Food That Really Schmecks


Schmecks Appeal: More Mennonite Country Cooking

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

taking flight_webThe 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.

Lady slipper_bokeh

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 sigh*

Happy weekend to you!

with love,

28 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Paula says:

    The photo of the Pink Ladyslipper is gorgeous. It has been a long time since I have seen one although we are fortunate to see many of the yellow ones when we vacation in Door County WI. Such an amazing creation! It is a complex flower, so complex that you wonder how all the pollinating and seed germinating ever manages to produce plants! With God’s help!The butterfly looks like a Pearl Crescent. I am fairly certain it is not a fritillary.Your blog is outstanding!


  2. Kathie–It must be so great to have your daughter back home!! I"ve been catching up–loving all your beautiful photos. Hope you have a great weekend away!!Jeanne


  3. Jody says:

    I just love coming here, Kathie!I still have some rhubarb and that cobbler looks like something I’d enjoy. Maybe for dessert tonight!I’ve always wanted to read the "Schmecks" books, but my library doesn’t carry them. I might have to try paperbackswap.comLove the pics.Jody


  4. Deb says:

    Kathie, have a wonderful get-away! Sounds perfect!


  5. Home Again says:

    I can see your passion in your photos. Keep Schmecking the good foods. It’s all about Good Schmeck, and I know that you do not have to be Menno to make good food.Have a wonderful weekend.


  6. Jerri says:

    I adore the picture of the church. It looks like a cross above the steeple!


  7. Carolyn says:

    That yogurt is my fav also-try the wild blackberry too. Seeing your rubarb cobblecake makes me want to go pick some rhubarb and make another one. Love the moth or butterfly pic also.Enjoy your getaway!p.s. The lighthouse is at Fort Amherst.Carolyn


  8. Love the butterfly pictures. And the rhubarb cake sounds GREAT!!!!!!!!And I just saw that Liberte yogurt at our grocery store last week. I will have to try it!Thanks for the tip.


  9. Hazel says:

    Hi Kathie, it’s my first time to join FFF and I’m visiting particpants. This is a lovely post. A "walk in the woods behind our church" – that is so heart-warming to me. It’s such a beautiful activity and one of my favorites. I enjoyed your photos too. Have a great week!


  10. Brenda says:

    I can’t wait to try the cookbooks and the yogurt. I love these reccomendations


  11. Joanne says:

    Great post! Loved the food excerpts (along with the pics of yummy food) Love the feisty spirit of Edna Staebler, who was from my neck of the woods. You can read more about her here:http://www.therecord.com/links/links_06011694123.htmlSo glad you are enjoying your camera! Beautiful photography!Have you ever wanted an SLR or does this meet all of your needs?Gald your sweet girl is home again. Enjoy her company!love,Joanne


  12. Carrie, RtK says:

    =D I’m so glad you are having such an awesome time having your daughter home!As always, the pictures are lovely. (Love "taking flight.")


  13. lovella says:

    Kathie .. so fun your posts and always so photo perfect. I love to see how you use the natural lighting to take shots. . particularly the butterfly on the spruce.You are right on with your translation . .and I will sure try your cobbler .. cause it is bound to smeck gut!


  14. melli says:

    Wow! I don’t know where to begin! That rhubarb thing looks amazing! I wonder where I can get some rhubarb! I don’t know anyone who grows it… and have never seen it in the grocery store… That’s a really cute shot of your daughter! I love it when mine comes home too — which she will do – again THIS weekend! I have a Canon too – not quite as fancy as yours – but still very good, and I LOVE it! Mine is a little more compact…My first FFF is up!


  15. nikkipolani says:

    A delightful collection, Kathie! What I have discovered that just about any full-fat yogurt is better tasting than the lower fat versions 😉 Glad you’ve found Liberté. And as for your camera and photography? That’s a fav you can post every week! Happy weekend.


  16. Susanne says:

    Your getaway sounds perfect. Enjoy it to the max!Love that picture of your girl. It made me smile.Your picture "taking flight" is stunning. You should enter that somewhere!We don’t have that yogurt around here. Guess I’ll have to come to PEI just to taste it!


  17. angie says:

    love rhubarb and the picture of the butterfly is very pretty


  18. BevK says:

    Once again your photgraphs are stunning. What exactly does Bokeh mean? I checked out the link – does it mean having some of the picture out of focus?However you do it – the results are amazing. Have a great getaway.


  19. Barbara H. says:

    I’d love to experience some Mennonite cooking!Those pictures are gorgeous.Have fun at your get-away!


  20. My [Half Flemish] husband says "goedge schmaak" when he has enjoyed his meal, which sounds mighty like your schmeck word.For reasons I do not understand, I was married to him for 25 years before he started saying it [maybe its taken that long for my cooking to be to his taste!]


  21. We are in the middle of rhubarb season here, and this recipe looks great!


  22. Melissa says:

    What a lovely butterfly! Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your list!


  23. ellen b says:

    Ahh, food. Looks yummy. I’ve never seen that brand of yogurt here but I’ll check it out. Love the photo walks you do and what you found. That sun shot is absolutely amazing. I love it!! Sweet to have your daughter around to enjoy. Is she home for the summer or longer?


  24. Jeanne says:

    beautiful blogLove Jeanne♥


  25. Beth P. says:

    Your getaway sounds wonderful. Have a great time. And along with the others above, I enjoy your photos so much.


  26. Pamela says:

    What a great post! Your photographs are absolutely gorgeous – the cobblecake looks and sound delicious – I’m going to have to check out those cookbooks. Have fun on your getaway!


  27. Your photography is excellent, as always. I always think the lady slippers look like tiny, living lungs.So glad you are enjoying your girl. Have fun on your getaway! Hope you have a chance to explore wiht your camera!


  28. Linda says:

    I can’t decide which I love more – it is all just delightful!


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