Rhubarb is a Vegetable

I have a new fondness for all things rhubarb and a supplier! (Thanks Marybeth!)

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Here is a recipe from Pat for Orange Rhubarb Coffee Cake! Enjoy!

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Orange Rhubarb Coffee Cake
1/3 c. butter
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. orange juice
1 egg
1 1/4 c. flour (half whole wheat) 1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
grated peel of 1 orange
2 c cut up rhubarb
Topping: 2 T brown sugar and 1/2 t cinnamon
Oven 350 degrees – grease and flour 9″ square pan
Beat butter and sugar – beat in oj and egg – stir in flour, baking powder, salt. orange peel and rhubarb – mix well – put in pan. combine topping ingredients and sprinkle on top
Back for 35 – 40 minutes

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…52 weeks of Happy (9/52)…catch up

Over at little birdie there’s something pretty fun going on; 52 weeks of happy.  (Since my bff is doing it, I am too!)

One post a week of things that make you happy.  So here goes…

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1. Sunshine warm enough to sleep in and melt the snow!

2 & 3. Apple pies and colored Easter eggs to celebrate.

 4. A new hat for a certain beautiful girl!

5. Cousins!

What made you happy this week?

…52 weeks of Happy (8/52)…catch up

Over at little birdie there’s something pretty fun going on; 52 weeks of happy.  (Since my bff is doing it, I am too!)

One post a week of things that make you happy.  So here goes…

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1 &2. New exercise toy and App.  Using Play pedometer and Striiv app for fun with bff.

3. Union College ballpark banner in support of my awesome nephew, a member of the team. #LLOYDSTRONG

 4. Actual yarn from spinning.  Batts from Debbi that I finally spun. Apparently the only photo I have and will need to change that to show its true beauty! Thanks Debbi!

5. Dixie the queen. Chillin’

What made you happy this week?

…52 weeks of Happy (7/52)…catch up

Over at little birdie there’s something pretty fun going on; 52 weeks of happy.  (Since my bff is doing it, I am too!)

One post a week of things that make you happy.  So here goes…

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1. Yummy and easy Tortellini Florentine Soup.

2. Fatcatknits sock blank in Cool Madras, separated into colors for a new hat! 

3. Rocketry sweater and hat for a friend’s new grandson.

4. Bonus pair of baby socks found amongst the stash.  I know just the girlie…

What made you happy this week?

…52 weeks of Happy (6/52)…

Over at little birdie there’s something pretty fun going on; 52 weeks of happy.  (Since my bff is doing it, I am too!)

One post a week of things that make you happy.  So here goes…

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1 & 2. My view on a bonus day of skiing!

3. Fatcatknits falkland fiber in color Magnolia.  Watch for its transformation into a colorwork hat!

4. DD3 loves to write oh her white boards.  I found this love note to her dad one night in the hallway. AW!

5. Baby cousin’s surprise visit!  Especially love that she is sporting her handknits!

What made you happy this week?

…52 weeks of Happy (5/52)…

Over at little birdie there’s something pretty fun going on; 52 weeks of happy.  (Since my bff is doing it, I am too!)

One post a week of things that make you happy.  So here goes…

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1. DD1′s League Champion team! (11-0 in league play!) She’s front row, first on the left.  Off to the State Tournament…

2. Some kids enjoyed the snowstorm…

3. …and some didn’t!

4. Remember that Breakfast Blend DK yumminess from last week? A new pair of mitts for my mom!

5. The birthday girl! Look who turned 12!

What made you happy this week?

…52 weeks of Happy (4/52)…

Over at little birdie there’s something pretty fun going on; 52 weeks of happy.  (Since my bff is doing it, I am too!)

One post a week of things that make you happy.  So here goes…

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1. A glorious winter walk the morning after a big snowstorm.

2. A measure of how a child grows…holding cast from 8 years ago!

3. An awesome picture of my pal Debbi (photo credit to Kate Huth) at her Portland trunk show.  How I wish I could have been there to support my friend and rockstar knitwear designer.

4. A new yarn from Anne Hanson of Knitspot, breakfast blend DK in burnt toast.  It is so soft and squishy.  Check back next week to see what it became!

What made you happy this week?

…52 weeks of Happy (3/52)…

Over at little birdie there’s something pretty fun going on; 52 weeks of happy.  (Since my bff is doing it, I am too!)

One post a week of things that make you happy.  So here goes…

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1. First family ski trip! (yes, it was THAT cold!)

2. How many pairs of footwear does it take to enjoy a getaway?

3. Apres ski with my buddy

4. Little niece will never want for the attention of her cousins!

5. The unsuspecting baby-wear model.

What made you happy this week?

…52 weeks of Happy (2/52)…

Over at little birdie there’s something pretty fun going on; 52 weeks of happy.  (Since my bff is doing it, I am too!)

One post a week of things that make you happy.  So here goes…

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1. Help doing the laundry

2. Finding my little brother’s favorite old break dancing album!

3. Spinning a pretty batt

4. Sunsets well after 5 pm!!

What made you happy this week?

…52 weeks of Happy (1/52)…

Over at little birdie there’s something pretty fun going on; 52 weeks of happy.  (Since my bff is doing it, I am too!)

One post a week of things that make you happy.  So here goes…

Cute baby knits

 

Charlotte

Blizzard at night

I'm outa here!

 

1. Baby knits

2. Newest niece

3. Blizzard exploration

4. Snow romping

What made you happy this week?