Thursday, July 1, 2010

Faux Theme: Pie

Since I wasn't around when the theme for Theme Day 7/1/10/ was released, I'm declaring my own theme: Pie! Here's a photo of my favorite summer pie(you're not listening blueberry, are you?)... Strawberry-Rhubarb. It was my Father's Day gift from my 'better half'. She's a GREAT cook and can make just about anything scrumptious! Here's the recipe:
Combine 1 1/2 c sugar
3Tbsp quick cookin tapioca
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg.
1lb. rhubarb, 1/2'' pieces(3cups)
1 cup sliced-fresh strawberries
Mix to coat fruit
Let stand 20 minutes.
Prepare crust(single), Line pie plate.
Fill with fruit
400 degrees 35/40 min.
Crumb topping!
1/6 cup sugar
Half of a 3/4 cup flour
3Tbsp butter
cut in til crumbly.
Bon Appetite!!!


  1. I like your faux theme. My guess is where you are you are seeing lots of reflections, the true theme for July 1, 2010. Hopefully you're not sea sick.

  2. It occurs to me that making good pie reflects well on your wife's skill as a cook. But maybe that is a bit of a stretch.

    I just read the recipe to my wife who recalled that rhubarb pie was her father's favorite, as it mine. My mother would occasionally make one per my request. She said it was too tart for her taste but I loved it and over the course of 2 or 3 days would make short work of it. The ratio of 3 rhubarb and 1 strawberry sounds fine. Sue says she will make one for me. I'll let you know.