Saturday, July 04, 2009

Rachel's Rhubarb Bumble Crumble and other delights

A delightful giveaway is being offered by sewmeow in honour of her birthday this month. Go and visit her (well, read the rest of my post first) and you can enter.

The other night, Mr. P and the OnlyChild went to a football game. While they were gone, I got creative in the sewing room and in the kitchen.

I finished my Bunny Hill Tisket a Tasket block for June... just in time for the release of July's block.

And I made the Seasons of the Heart June block from A Legacy of Stitches. I changed this one a little bit, creating a shooting star rather than the patriotic theme that Sandi had chosen.

In the kitchen, I decided it was time to use up some of the fruit before it passed its prime. The result of my messing around is this:

Rachel’s Rhubarb Bumble Crumble

(Warning: Despite the abundance of fruit in this recipe, this is not diet food, although I suppose you could substitute Splenda for the sugar. All measurements are approximate since I didn't bother to measure and had to guess. That's my cooking style...)

5 stalks rhubarb, cleaned and sliced
2 c assorted berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries)
1 apple, cored and diced
½ c granulated sugar (or more to taste – you know how tart rhubarb can be)
1 ½ c oats
1/3 c margarine
1/2 c brown sugar
Dash of cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)

Preheat oven to 425ยบ F. In large casserole dish layer rhubarb, apple and berries, alternating with granulated sugar.

In small bowl, combine margarine, oats and brown sugar. Sprinkle over top of fruit. Cover and bake for 35-40 minutes until fruit is tender and bubbling.

Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Happy Fourth of July to my American friends! I hope you had a wonderful holiday... with lots of fireworks!


goldenbird said...

Love the blocks! Sounds like you had a nice evening to yourself. Thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious, but I don't think I've ever tried rhubarb and I'm a bit wary :-)

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

we had a great day, cookout, poker game and fireworks. And drinks in unmarked cups. my parents were here and don't drink. ;) my brother and I have mastered this trick. haha

Pat said...

We had a good day....up at 4:30 and to work as volunteers at the church art show by 5:30.....then rested a bit....then off to sit on our friend's "party boat" (a pontoon boat) with several others at their boat dock to watch the nearby fireworks. It was a fun night. Your blocks turned out very nice and the recipe sounds yummy!

Sherri said...

Your Tisket a Tasket block is great! I love the red basket fabric!!! And your dessert looks good too!

Anne said...

I copied your recipe, it looked so yummy - I will give the strawberries a miss though!. Love the skirt and dress. Love you too.

pattyruth14 said...

We had a great day, went to Lil' Sis's house good food & fire works. Dessert looks good,love rhubarb Blocks look great.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Remember I said I'd be back on Monday. lolol I didnt realize TODAY is Monday already. But I Monday. Be there!!

Thimbleanna said...

Your Bunnyhill block is adorable -- I love that you did a little blackbird!

Lynn Wheeler said...

mmmmmm....looks so yummY!

Vesuviusmama said...

That dessert looks yummy! My sister made some strawberry rhubarb crumble while I was visiting her last week, and I wanted to move in with her and have her make it for me every week. (she sent me home.)