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Friday’s Fave Five

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

because

I have discovered something that is just too good not to share.

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.

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

and

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.

Photography.

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 (click to enlarge)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 sigh*

Happy weekend to you!

with love,

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