Sunday, May 23, 2010

Candied Flowers Everywhere

This coming Friday Kim and I are doing the desserts for a wedding here in town.  My kitchen has become a field of candied white and lavender roses.  Its such slow contemplative work.  Last week Diana and I started with white roses and we might have well been two women from 200 years ago working quietly together.  Hours and hours to produce something fanciful that will be strewn on the wedding guests tables.
Diana is a former missionary with a Mona Lisa calm about her that started working with us a few months ago.

Candied Lavender Roses

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

J.R.'s Tart

J.R.'s Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

Two years ago I planted some rhubarb. I knew the plants take two years to really produce, so I wasn't concerned that although they had big showy leaves, the stalks were thin and green. I put some up in jars anyway and my recollection is of me at the kitchen sink, spooning mouthful after mouthful of silky sweetness. Still, this year I was looking foward to rhubarb show girls