Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tired of Rhubarb!

I have had such a busy week, and am really tired of rhubarb now! I have made everything I can think of, including a yummy recipe I got from Jeanne for Aunt Emma's Rhubarb Cake. I took a plate of cake to the quilt guild executive potluck supper and the kids ate the rest!
A few people have emailed me for the rhubarb juice recipe and here it is:
Boil 4 cups of chopped rhubarb in 6 cups of water until the rhubarb is mushy. Strain. (Throw the mushy rhubarb in your composter). Stir into the juice: 3/4 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup orange juice, and 1/4 cup lemon juice.
That's it! Refrigerate and drink when it's cool. I make it all throughout the winter with frozen rhubarb and sometimes toss in frozen strawberries or blueberries to give it a pretty colour.
And that is where most of my creativity is going this week - to rhubarb management!
Late at night when everyone has been sleeping I have cut out the fabric to make a baby quilt for a friend who is expecting a baby. It is from a kit and is just fussy cut baby blocks from Bessie Pease flannel and pieced pinwheel blocks. I feel very happy working on this quilt because although this baby will not need another quilt (the grandma is a talented and prolific quilter) I just want to make it to celebrate this miracle baby. All of us girls who used to work together and have been friends for 18 years had lost hope of her having another baby. We encouraged her to give up and stop trying
....but she didn't, and at 47 years of age she is truly blessed with this baby and we are all hoping for a healthy baby and safe delivery. I have to finish it by pressure! I'll show you a photo of her and the quilt if I finish it in time!


Greenmare said...

of course you will finish it on time! best wishes and prayers are headed her way! I'm sure she will be such a relaxed and fun mom at this age.

Jeanne said...

Kathy, I'm glad you like the rhubarb cake. Thanks for sharing your juice recipe, too. have a wonderful week-end!

GraceBeading said...

Awww, that quilt will be beautiful. And wow... a new baby after trying for so long. God bless her. She's the same age as me. I'm looking forward to the photo!