We decided to use the rhubarb to make his pie (we both love pie instead of birthday cake for our June birthdays!). I've never baked with rhubarb, but this recipe was easy and really yummy. It's from Martha Stewart, and you can find it here. All the girls love to be in the kitchen, and since Sophia is now skilled and confident enough to be on her own, I'm focusing on the younger ones. Olivia wanted to help with this, and she did a great job. Here's what it looked like after Olivia and I cut the strawberries and rhubarb and coated them with sugar and tapioca:
Those colors are just gorgeous! I love how baking is multi-sensory...everything works together to make it a wonderful experience. This variety of rhubarb doesn't turn red, so it really looks like celery.
|Brush on egg yolk and cream...|
|Add (a lot, if you're me!) turbinado sugar...|
|Ready for the oven|
|Make a wish!|
|I wish we had more pie!|