Happy Mother’s Day!
Today was a relaxed day (to be honest, the whole weekend has been a step back from a demanding routine). While I was told that it was my day off, I really wanted to make use of the free time. We have an amazing patch of rhubarb that I wanted to explore, and today was the day.
I even had help in the kitchen!
2 cups of regular flour
2/3 cup butter
1 tsp of sea salt
5 tbsp of cold water
4 medium rhubarb stalks chopped
2 cups of strawberries sliced
1 cup of vanilla sugar (a Mason jar of sugar that has a vanilla bean immersed in it to flavour the sugar)
1/2 cup of flour
*** toss filling ingredients together, then let this sit for 30-45 minutes before cooking***
Place the filling in the pastry pan (pricked). We cut out some lattice pieces (with a Ravioli cutter) . The lattice design helps the rhubarb and strawberry to steam, and therefore lose some of the moisture. I also whisked the lattice pastry with an egg yolk for a beautiful glazed presentation. Let it cook in the oven for 35 min at 350 degrees .
Let it sit in the oven after the temperature is turned off for 20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy! xx
Welcome! Let us tell you a little about ourselves! Five years ago, both of us were on a new direction in our life. We connected on a Jean Houston course: Passion for the Possible.
I don’t think either of us was looking for as much as we received- but we are lucky. My husband is from England and I am from Ontario. In a wonderful act of trust, Philip moved to Canada. We have decided to commit to a piece of land between Kingston and Brockville. When I say a piece, I really mean a 110 acre property! Crazy choice for a small-space loving Brit and a city dwelling Ontario lass, but hey- we are obviously up for a challenge!
We are moving into the most rewarding and challenging part of our year- the spring. Yesterday we marked out the land for the garden.
For the record: I believe in: GO BIG OR GO HOME! Philip, on the other hand, believes in small rational steps. So, when I marked a 20 meter square piece of land for our garden in contrast to the sensible 8 meters suggested by our neighbour, my wonderful husband sighed and agreed. Time will tell what will happen!
In a few weeks we will be developing three bee hives from the queen to the hive. We are supported by a wonderful mentor.
This blog is our opportunity to share our discoveries and challenges- to grow with you.
My husband is a lover of the natural world. A son of professional photographers in England, he connects with spirit and nature through photography. I love gardening, teaching , painting and writing, and share his passion in the love of our land.