Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rhubarb Pie and Ashby's Teas

Hi there everyone.....hope you had a good day. I have been very laxed in my blogging lately, not sure why???? Maybe cause I don't have that many visitors and/or commenter's. Gosh, just not sure how one goes about having regular readers and commenter's. Or....maybe my life is not that exciting that people don't care to come by and see what I am up to.  That's problem.

I for one, have a few blogs that I like to visit daily, I don't comment much, one reason is, I have to be in Google Chrome to comment, for some reason blogger won't let me comment when I am in Internet Explorer.....just don't know why things have to be so hard. Oh well, I guess I must be more diligent a commenter in order to receive comments and be in Google.
Right at this moment....this rhubarb pie is baking. The rhubarb is from our backyard....yum, I can hardly wait for a bite....better pull the whip cream out from the freezer. It's really an easy recipe. I use a freezer pie shell or Pillsbury pie and roll it into the pie pan. The filling is:
4-5 cups of cut rhubarb
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 egg (it keeps things together)
Mix together with your hand is the best.

Pour into the pie shell and cover with a topping of 3-4 Tablespoon butter, 1/4 to 1/2 + cup flour and mix together till crumbly (you may have to add more flour to make it more crumbly) Then I add some cinnamon to the mixture then spread across the pie.

The pie is baked at 425 for 10 minutes then turn the temp down to 350 for 30 minutes. Cool and serve with ice cream or whip cream.
Today in the mail, I received this wonderful tea, "Ashbys Tea" good. I never heard of it till I went to Doloris' house to cut her hair and she served me this tea.....the purple one is what I tried, "Cinnamon Plum Tea".....I always like something new and this sounded so delicious. The other tea I tried at her house (6 weeks later) was "White Pomegranate Tea"....oh my, that was good too. I vowed that I would buy some and that was like in January.....finally I ordered the teas on Monday and the teas came today.

I decided that I need to go back to my tea drinking, been doing too much coffee lately. I think the added cream sure can add calories to ones body.
I used to think my ducks all had to be in a row, and if they weren't I would shoot them....which is what I told one of my former bosses 14 years ago....we just laughed about it, because I found out later, he needed to have all his ducks in a row too!!
Anyways, I found these signs on the Internet....I think the duckies were on Facebook, the bottom sign, (probably Facebook also) they both brought a smile to my face and I needed to have them for my files. Which reminds me, I have been slowly working on cleaning up my picture files and putting all my 2015 pictures on the memory telling how many pictures I have. But it seemed to clear up some space, so I was happy about that.
Yep....sometimes I could use a little help around this house.....wonder what it is like to have a chef, butler and a maid????????????? Guess I will always wonder about that one and just do it myself. I don't mind the chef part, as I like to cook. A maid that cleans the house......that would be nice as I am not a cleaner.....just do the basics. A butler?????? now that would be interesting.

Watching hockey at I type this post, the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks are playing.....the Predators are losing miserably 5-0 and this is the last chance for the Predators, 7th game....oh well, looks like the Sharks will be playing the St. Louis Blues, not unless some miracle takes place for Nashville.

Tonight's dinner for JP, when he comes home, will be pork steak with applesauce, roasted cauliflower, fruit and rhubarb pie....well rounded I think, it was delicious as I already had some pork and applesauce.

Well, as soon as this game is over, I shall go downstairs and get my cards ready for Hospice tomorrow. I thought it was last Friday but after checking the schedule....I found I had one more week to work on cards. It will be the usual 50+ cards, but at least I am not rushing to make them.

Well, you all have a great evening and keep looking up.....better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise


Biz said...

Do you know that I never have made rhubarb pie? I found out the summer before Tony died that his favorite pies were peach and strawberry rhubarb. I made the peach one, but then we got the call to go to Mayo and we never tried it and I gave it away to my neighbors. I think that was the last pie I made!

I've been blogging for nearly 8 years and I of all people know how hard it is to keep up regular readers and commenters - and as time goes on, there are even more and more blogs to read that sometimes you get lost in the shuffle.

Hope you have a great Friday!

Brenda in IN said...

It is hard to keep up with everyones blog and I find if I read and comment on blogs I don't have time to make a card! It kind of defeats the purpose. I love tea too and drink a cup every evening after dinner. I just saw a program about coffee the other day and what great benefits drinking coffee has. It has to be dark beans and fresh. Your pie sounds good.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Well...I guess that is what has happened, I have gotten lost in the shuffle and fell inbetween the cracks of blogspot and Etsy. JP likes pies....but they don't seem to last long, which is good at least it does not get moldy. Have been having problems with my email on IE, Google and now I have switched to Microsoft Edge...will see how that works.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Brenda....I guess comments just lets me know people are reading and I am not wasting my time....but then maybe I am and should just stick with making cards...I don't know. Yeah...I shall have one cup of coffee a day and then do tea at the end of the day.

Susie said...

Louise, You are a busy gal. I loved your duck poster. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie


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