Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rhubarb Custard Tart

Here is a recipe I adapted from an old friend’s mom in Wisconsin. It’s a rich dessert that is easy to make and is a perfect way to herald the start of rhubarb season. Makes one 9-inch tart. Crust 3/4 … Continue reading

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Rowan

Sorbus spp. ROSACEAE, The Rose family Mountain Ash Wonderful rowan. My favorite of these pretty, rugged trees is the Sitka mountain ash, which grows at high elevations. This resilient species is sometimes found in the form of a shrub or … Continue reading

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Spring arrived yesterday morning

It is two weeks till the vernal equinox, but the slow creep of warmth and growth that begins after the holidays here has blossomed into, well, blossoms. Yesterday was the first day the sun felt warm and today was the … Continue reading

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Sprout Poem

Birth By the waxing moon they swell tidal forces pulse sap upwards an ancient draw   They work all night freeing themselves from their close sac from earth from darkness   Inch by inch,¬†creating selves tiny radicles grasp damp seed … Continue reading

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