Sunday, June 20, 2010


For Father's Day lunch my mom made a strawberry rhubarb pie with strawberries and rhubarb from her garden. It was yummy. I am waiting to post a pic because mom said she would post one on her blog, and since she has only made two posts, I figured I would give her the chance. But I will post one after she does :) My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. That you can't see.

I've long since known that a store bought tomato is so different from a home grown tomato that they should almost be called something different. Yet this is the first year that my mom has had a good strawberry crop come in. Man. Talk about tempting your taste buds.

I wish I had half my mom's talent when it comes to cooking. And gardening. But mostly cooking since I don't have a place for a garden. And I kill all plants. Except for the one B&Tom gave me when they moved. 2 years and its still alive! Anywho, I figure if I want to be better at cooking, I need to actually do it. Novel concept I know. And its actually not that I'm bad at cooking, I'm not, I just don't do it. Its not as much fun to cook for yourself. So that might be a goal of mine. Except I don't follow through on "goals" so its just a thing I'm randomly mentioning and might mention on here again in the future. Maybe.

Since I'm not gonna post a pic yet of the wondrous pie, I will post a pic of the secondary dessert. Not because 2 were needed, but I had been saving this since my vacation and couldn't wait. Behold heaven

(sorry marty) Did you know some people hate Trader Joe's? Like hate it? I know. Blasphemous.


Maiken said...

The strawberries fresh from the garden should be called something different, too, for being in such a better class of fruit!

Britta said...

What!? That's my favorite store. EVER! And my favorite product from said store.

I made a brioche cake with apples, pears, and some rhubarb from our garden. I totally burned it. :( But the inside was still good.

Marty Wombacher said...

I concede that that toffee looks wonderful! But I still hate the Trader Joe's because I'm not a fan of chain stores, especially here in New York. They put them up and underprice the local bodega's and put them out of business. And the local bodegas are the last bastion of old-school New York. So I guess I should say I hate The Trader Joe's in New York. But all in all, it's a little bit of a joke! Can't wait to see the dessert picture!

Britta said...

Oh but one of the reasons I love TJ's is because they cut out the middle man for so many of their products so you can get things like organic items at a good price. Plus they just have the most delicious treats! And I'm a total sucker for packaging and theirs is the best.

But I do see what you mean about the bodegas so I can forgive (because you totally care what Kari's sister thinks, right?) what I previously thought was a travesty of untold proportions. ;)

Kari said...

Marty, I will concede to your dislike for chain stores and see your point. See out here in the west we don't have cool things. So I don't see them as Walmartish, I see them as something special and new. And I will still harass you about them.

Kari said...

Oh, and Rachel Ray bugs me, so we can agree there!

Marty Wombacher said...

HATE the Rachel Ray! And thanks to you and Britta for understanding, bodega's rule!

Andrea said...

I hate tomatoes from the grocery store, but ADORE the tomatoes my parents grow in the backyard.

Those desserts both sound delicious!