Mother’s Day Rhubarb Pie

IMG_8710Happy Mother’s Day!  

Today was a relaxed day (to be honest, the whole weekend has been a step back from a demanding routine).   While I was told that it was my day off, I really wanted to make use of the free time.  We have an amazing patch of rhubarb that I wanted to explore, and today was the day.

I even had help in the kitchen!

 

 

 

Pie Crust:

2 cups of regular flourIMG_8699

2/3 cup butter

1 tsp of sea salt

5 tbsp of cold water

Filling:

4 medium rhubarb stalks chopped

2 cups of strawberries sliced

1 cup of vanilla sugar (a Mason jar of sugar that has a vanilla bean immersed in it to flavour the sugar)

1/2 cup of  flour

*** toss filling ingredients together, then let this sit for 30-45 minutes before cooking***

IMG_8705Place the filling in the pastry pan (pricked). We cut out some lattice pieces (with a Ravioli cutter) .  The lattice design helps the rhubarb and strawberry to steam, and therefore lose some of the moisture.  I also whisked the lattice pastry with an egg yolk for a beautiful glazed presentation. Let it cook in the oven for 35 min at 350 degrees .

Let it sit in the oven after the temperature is turned off for 20 minutes.

Serve and enjoy! xx

 

 

 

 

A beginning..

IMG_8349Welcome!  Let us tell you a little about ourselves!  Five years ago, both of us were on a new direction in our life.   We connected on a Jean Houston course: Passion for the Possible.

I don’t think either of us was looking for as much as we received- but we are lucky. My husband is from  England and I am from Ontario.  In a wonderful act of trust, Philip moved to Canada. We have decided to commit to a piece of land between Kingston and Brockville.  When I say a piece, I really mean a 110 acre property!  Crazy choice for a small-space loving Brit and a city dwelling Ontario lass, but hey- we are obviously up for a challenge!IMG_1975.JPG

We are moving into the most rewarding and challenging part of our year- the spring.   Yesterday we marked out the land for the garden.

For the record: I believe in: GO BIG OR GO HOME!   Philip, on the other hand, believes in small rational steps.  So, when I marked a 20 meter square piece of land for our garden in contrast to the sensible 8  meters suggested  by our neighbour, my wonderful husband  sighed and agreed. Time will tell what will happen!

In a few weeks we will be developing three bee hives from the queen to the hive.  We are supported by a wonderful mentor.

This blog is our opportunity to share our discoveries and challenges- to grow with you.

My husband is a lover of the natural world.  A son of professional photographers in England, he connects with spirit and nature through photography.  I love gardening, teaching , painting and writing, and share his passion in the  love of our land.

Welcome!