A Little Snow Now and Then

June 3rd, 2017

Signs of the Season--- A little snow now and then.  Springtime in the Rockies!
If we had no winter, the spring would not  be so pleasant.”  A quote from Anne Bradstreet.


A picture of Kristin's new camper-brought home from the dealer in the snow!


We have a beautiful bumper crop of rhubarb. Most of the recipes using rhubarb are so good and so sweet. I was anxious to try this recipe and am glad that I did try it. I over cooked the rhubarb and will be very careful about oven time next time I make the salad. 

Photo credit: The Pioneer Woman


1 pound fresh rhubarb, trimmed and cut into  3” lengths
1 small shallot, minced
3 T. honey
1 T. red wine vinegar
½ teas. salt
1 ½ teas, freshly ground pepper
3 T. good quality olive oil
6 C. mixed salad greens
Shavings of Manchego cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 400’ F. In a shallow baking dish, combine the rhubarb, shallot, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Roast the rhubarb for 10 to 12 minutes, or until soft but not falling apart. Transfer to a plate and let cool.
2. Transfer cooking juices to a small bowl and whisk in the olive oil. Divide the salad greens among four plates and top each with a portion of the roasted rhubarb. Drizzle some of the dressing over each salad and top with shavings of the Manchego cheese.  Serves 4.



Perhaps you remember the beautiful Montana Star quilt we made at the Quilting in the Country retreat from last June. We have some kits left over and we are now making them available for you at a great sale price.

There are several color choices. Click on the fabrics you prefer to access the web page for that kit.


MT Star 1 (Teal)

MT Star 2 (Orange)

MT Star 3 (Brown)


MT Star 4 (Purple)

MT Star 5 (Spring)


MT Star 6 (Rose/Purple)

MT Star 7 (Brown 2)



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