Signs of Spring & Rhubarb Pie

rhubarb pie
rhubarb pie

Spring is full upon us. Beautiful warming sun one day, light drenching rain the next. Yesterday was the warming sun day. From sun up to sun down, life giving sun. Tickling the soil to life. Encouraging life to spring forth. The air heavy with the scent of lilac & daphne & freshly mown grass. Mmmm…

Today is the light drenching rain day. A thorough gentle watering for all. Grass & flowers & leaves heavily laden with it’s raindrop weight. In the greenhouse the air heavy with the scent of lemon blossom, rosebud & warm moist soil. Mmmm…

In the kitchen this afternoon, the scent of Rhubarb pie baking.  It must be Spring! A pie crust of freshly ground flour & butter, worked lightly with experienced hands, rolled thin, crimped on the edges like Mom showed me so many years ago.  The filling of crisp red rhubarb, sugar & flour with a sprinkle of nutmeg, piled high. Into the oven this right of Spring. The house fills with the scent of baking pie, not any pie, Rhubarb pie. It bubbles and browns and wafts its heavenly scent. Mmmm…

Dessert tonight a celebration of Spring. A gift of Love from farm to table. Mmmm…

Lilacs
Lilac
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5 thoughts on “Signs of Spring & Rhubarb Pie

  1. Lilac! Rhubarb!
    My two favorites growing up in Sweden. I miss it so incredibly much sometimes, living here in scorched California.

    Although, where I grew up the lilac and rhubarb would not come until late or mid June…

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