Friday, April 8, 2016

Random Friday

1.  I keep forgetting to post pictures of the bread and the rhubarb berry pie I made for Easter.  I was proud of both; they came out pretty and tasted good too.  We spent Easter with some friends and shared the cooking.  I brought lamb for the BBQ in addition to the pie and bread.  Our neighbor was a bit dubious about the pie since her only experience with rhubarb was as a child at her grandmothers house, a mushy compote foul tasting thing.  My pie changed her mind about rhubarb -- it must have been the Skoog Farm rhubarb.  Kyle came up from Berkeley so that was a really nice, unexpected, surprise.


2.  I pulled my sourdough starter out of the fridge and have been feeding it.  I'm going to make a couple loaves this weekend -- a nice rainy day activity.

3.  Last year, we replaced the shower and remodeled the master bathroom because the shower was leaking, and dripping from the downstairs ceiling onto the counter.  The other day, Brett noticed that the paint on the ceiling by our breakfast nook is bubbling -- and sure enough, it's right below the tub in the second upstairs bathroom.  So, we will need to replace that.  The tile is really old (and the grout is shot, ugly, kind of green even after multiple applications of bleach).  I won't be sad to see it go -- but this wasn't in the budget.  Sigh.  It's always something in an old house. By the time we finish, we will have replaced everything I'm sure.



5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing about your mom. I know I'm not alone in having gone through this, but it still helps to hear about from others who have gone through the same. Thank you.

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  2. I was like your neighbor - my only experience being sour mushy rhubarb in childhood. Then J made me take a bite of rhubarb cake which hits the bakeries in Summer, and it was really good! Did you know there is no pie in Germany? Just cakes and torts.

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    1. My mother loved rhubarb and she made an awesome rhubarb pie so I fell in love with it as a small child. I was fortunate not to have the experience of you with it being nasty.

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  3. Is there anything you can't do! I made bread yesterday too, but it sure did not look like yours. Our weather has been too insane for our rhubarb to make much progress. Looking forward to a pie.

    The grass in your header shot sure is looking good.

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    1. Oh, Lori, the list of things I cannot do is much longer than the list of things that I can. I sense a post...

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