Monday 11 July 2011

Thanks for the Features!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend!
Ours was busy and exciting too!

Which brings me to send a big shout-out to a couple of blogs that featured some of my posts recently!
 as well as my Barnyard Birthday Bash.
Handy Man, Crafty Woman featured my window as well.
So a BIG thank you to you both!!

It's so exciting as a newbie blogger to get that sort virtual "pat on the head"
and a "good job" by way of a feature!
So thank you again...and here's my recommendation that you head over to their sites and check them out, if you haven't already done so!

I also want to say a big "hello" and "welcome" to new BPP followers!! Unfortunately my "followers list" isn't showing up for me, so I can't see who you are right now, but I can see the numbers growing every day! So humbling and exciting when they are soooo many thousands of blogs to read out there!
So again...welcome! : )

Aside from that excitement, last weekend my aunt and uncle gave me a fantastic gift!!!

Yep! That's a whoooole lotta rhubarb!
So I was up to my ears chopping and freezing...

and juicing...

(A big thanks to hubby for insisting we get a juicer! I have to admit he was right about that one too!)

and turning the juice into syrup for future beverages...

Isn't the color brilliant?!
I froze the juice/syrup into cubes, so now I can use as much or as little as I want when mixing up a drink or two. Much easier than canning the juice, using a little bit at a time,
and then eventually having to throw the rest out when I can't use it up fast enough.
Hubs and I tried some yummy rhubarb and strawberry drinks this spring on our little getaway,
 and I'm anxious to give it a whirl myself!
Strawberry rhubarb lemonade anyone?! Mmmmm...

Then I attempted some rhubarb pate de fruit...

I think mostly because of the enticing name!
Now I'm just not entirely sure what to do with it all.
Although I just got word that we may be having a lot of out of town visitors this week...

Check back in the next couple days for a post on some experimental rhubarb ice cream too!!!!
I think I've been watching too much Food Network lately.

Until then...cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Amanda Marshall11 July 2011 at 14:33

    How about some yummy rhubarb jam? It used to be my absolute favorite as a kid... in fact, I think it still might be! :D


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