Busy in the Kitchen..

They a woman’s work is never done.. But neither is that of man.. As we have both been busy this week in the kitchen and the garden harvesting the ripened produce and putting in the Freezer..  We have shelled around 10lbs of peas weight after shelling, and I have frozen strawberries, Broccoli with stalks made for soups, recipe here   courgettes have been coming our of ears as we have eaten most days with salads both cooked and raw ( lovely if sliced in ribbons raw with dressing ) Beetroots we have had daily in both salads and smoothies…  Potatoes have been on the menu with salads too as  well as lettuce and spring onions..  Not to mention the Curly Kale, Cabbage, and Beans.. oh and few raspberries… and the harvested Garlic.

Below is what was picked just this morning alone..

One mornings pickings from the allotments

Below is a recipe I found in a magazine..  Being as I had all the ingredients I gave it a go and wow… you should really give this one a try… Delicious!

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb and Strawberries

Serves 6:

Ingredients

500g ( 180z) slim rhubarb ( trimmed weight)

225g (80z) golden caster sugar

300g (11oz) strawberries

150g ( 5oz) plain flour

150g ( 50z) Ground Almonds

150g (50z) unsalted Butter chilled and diced

Clotted or extra thick cream to serve..

Have ready an ovenproof dish about 2 litre ( 3 1/2 pt ) capacity, for example a 30cms (12inch) gratin dish.

Preheat oven to 200C /180CFan Oven/Gas 6

Method

Cut rhubarb into 3cm (1  1/4in) lengths  Toss the pieces in a large bowl with 75g ( 30z ) of sugar. Hull and halve the strawberries, combine with rhubarb and arrange fruit evenly in oven proof dish.

Tossing the fruit with sugar

Whiz the flour, ground almonds, butter and remaining Sugar in a food processor. If using a processor stop whizzing before before it turns into dough you want crumb texture.. or if like me rub in the butter and flour until resembling fine breadcrumbs and add the almonds and sugar  and mix in last.

Mixing the crumble 

Scatter the crumb mixture over the fruit and bake for 30 to 35 mins until the top is crisp and golden and the juices are bubbling..

Cooking until golden and crisp

Leave to cool for 20 to 30 mins, its also very good eaten cold, especially with thick cream.. or even vanilla ice cream..

I just loved this with our home grown rhubarb and strawberries.

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble with Cream

 Now back to the Kitchen to sort the Peas into bags to freeze..

Enjoy your weekend…

and Be Good to each other ..

~Love Sue~

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  1. wolfgangpowerpoint.wordpress.com/
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 15:46:00

    Guten Hunger. LG. Wolfgang

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  2. Writing to Freedom
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 15:55:46

    Hi Sue, This is exactly what I was talking about in my post. I applaud your gardening skill and yield. Unlike me, it seems you know what you’re doing. 🙂

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  3. oawritingspoemspaintings
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 16:00:04

    Pie looks scrumptious! What a pick 🙂

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  4. Visionkeeper
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 16:22:30

    Glad you don’t live close as I would feel like a slug around my dear…Ever on the go and doing, doing. Such good things too 🙂 I’ll fly over for some crumble next time you make it! Thanks for sharing….VK xxoo

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  5. prenin
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 18:16:37

    Mmmmm…. 😛

    Pity I’m allergic to rhubarb, but even so it looks DIVINE!!! 🙂

    Love and huge hugs my friend!!! 🙂

    Prenin.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 22, 2014 @ 12:04:52

      Sorry to hear your body reacts to Rhubarb… Apple would be a good substitute Prenin… Hope you enjoyed your weekend.. Warm again here.. But not without its sharp down pours.. 🙂

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  6. narf77
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 19:06:27

    Lovely to see what you are getting up to in your garden and how you are translating your home grown produce into “good tucker” as we Antipodeans would say ;). I am going to have to wake up a bit from my hibernation and start thinking about getting some seeds started soon for our coming growing season. I missed out last year but not this year! I have a mountain of horse manure and oak leaves that need to be transported up to the back to my veggie garden but there is snow on the mountains and it’s COLD outside do I doubt that is going to happen today no matter HOW much sun is predicted for the weekend 😉 Hugs from frigid Sidmouth 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 22, 2014 @ 13:04:55

      Horse manure is great, we had a load of manure last year delivered from the local farm.. .. Good luck with all that digging in.. and lets hope your frigid season will soon be transcending .. Seems weird when we have opposite seasons… Here I am melting today in record highs.. while you freeze your butt off LOL… I need to look up Sidmouth 🙂 on the Map to see exactly where you are 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 22, 2014 @ 13:08:42

      Just looked you up 2 degrees C.. and forcast Rain.. brrrrrr…… 🙂

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      • narf77
        Jul 22, 2014 @ 18:16:16

        I love the cold. When the alternative is a 4 month long summer where it might not get as scorchingly hot as the rest of Australia, it only rains about 3 times in the whole 4 – 5 month period so everything is dry and half of the garden dies. I MUCH prefer winter 🙂

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  7. amandaseesdreams
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 21:08:52

    that looks really really yummmyyyyy 🙂 hungry now…. 🙂

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  8. Aquileana
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 23:31:34

    •°˚ˆ*✿✰///Hello Sue///♪ •°˚ˆ*♥

    Nature can be amazing and bounteous, don’t you think?.
    I am blown away by all those fruits and vegetables you are able to cultivate in your own orchard.
    Cool recipes and beautiful photos, my friend.
    Thanks for sharing…Best wishes and wishing you a nice weekend ahead,
    Aquileana 😀

    PS: By the way, I love the new header with the snowflakes and the fractals

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 19, 2014 @ 17:15:28

      Dear Aquileana, I thank you so much, I will be catching up with your own amazing posts to comment soon… I put the headers on random, Some I did of snow flakes nearer Christmas, so if you click a different post it should show a different header.. Glad you liked.. 🙂 xxx

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  9. quarteracrelifestyle
    Jul 19, 2014 @ 04:53:58

    Busy, busy!! I love Rhubarb and strawberry Crumble!

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  10. Maria F.
    Jul 19, 2014 @ 05:37:59

    Thanks so much for these recipes. And the images really help to envision the dish and it looks delicious!

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  11. jacksjottings
    Jul 19, 2014 @ 08:14:55

    Sue this is one fantastic post.
    You are showing food that a lot of people have never experienced.
    In both the rich countries and the poor food like this is rare today.
    It is either fast food or no food, for both rich and poor.
    What a joy you bring to us all. _/\_

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 19, 2014 @ 16:08:59

      awww thank you Jack, I love being in the kitchen and baking, but my waistline is now wanting to protest.. LOL I should take a bigger leaf out of your own book and get to exercise a lot more.. The hoeing of weeds is good for arm muscles but not for the stomach inches LOL..

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  12. Fantasyharper
    Jul 19, 2014 @ 09:42:12

    That looks delicious! Have a lovely weekend!☺

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  13. Ruth Nina Welsh
    Jul 19, 2014 @ 15:07:47

    A mouth-watering post Sue!! I’ll pop by for a little crumble and afternoon tea please! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend – the humidity is rather fierce here though. Lots of love my lovely friend xxxx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 19, 2014 @ 15:18:32

      Hi Ruth, yes anytime Ruth the Kettle is always on LOL.. and yes the humidity is uncomfortable we are not used to it Even the Fierce Thunderstorm last night did nothing to cool things down… Many thanks for dropping by xox Hugs Sue

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  14. Jo Bryant
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 00:57:59

    Talk about gardener extraordinaire…wow Sue.

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  15. Hunt FOR Truth
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 04:20:48

    YUM

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  16. Renee Espriu
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 06:04:41

    The visit with dad went well. I’ve been back a couple of weeks now but have not written anything new. Hopefully will do that soon. My roommate loves rhubarb and her favorite pie is strawberry rhubarb. She would love your pics here an recipes as well. Looks like your garden will keep giving for some time to come yet. Do take care. xoxox

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:37:17

      Hi Renee, so pleased to hear you back and your Dad is well… Any time you want the recipe Renee I have put on my Home Recipe page in the header.. just click the title and it will take you there 🙂 xx

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  17. beverley
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 09:17:21

    It’s been a perfect summer for growing and it all looks good. Might try the crumble when my daughter comes over.

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  18. giselzitrone
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 11:41:20

    Schöner Text wünsche dir einen schönen Sonntag lieber Gruß von mir und Freundschaft.Gislinde

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  19. Valentine Logar
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 12:47:22

    My stomach went into overdrive just looking at the end results! Lovely. I must learn to be patient and get back into the kitchen soon.

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  20. pictimilitude
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 14:28:15

    Yummy! I’m over here trying to figure out just what to do with all this summer squash sitting on my counter. My husband had a great crop this year! I think I’ll make soup and casserole…and go pick more berries this afternoon. 😀

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  21. drapersmeadow4
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 17:36:23

    Bountiful, beautiful photos, Sue! Now I’m hungry! All the best. ~Karen~

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  22. Christy Birmingham
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 20:02:24

    My mom makes a similar crumble with apples and strawberries and it’s amazing – just like yours is, I bet! I would be happy to try some 🙂 Happy weekend, dear Sue!!

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  23. gingerfightback
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 07:48:14

    Post me some Sue. PLEASE!

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  24. Shakti Ghosal
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:59:46

    Hi Sue,

    I could make out that you you were penning this post during busy times when I noticed the absence of the word ‘say’ in the first sentence! Just kidding:)

    Your exploratory nature clearly shows in your willingness to try out something new. Like this great recipe that you have posted. If truth be told, I am more of a sampler of good dishes……

    Cheers

    Shakti

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 22, 2014 @ 10:17:35

      You know Shakti I had not even noticed the absence of the word [Say] lol.. and you are right… 🙂 I was rushing too.. I had lots on that day and typed away and didn’t proof read 🙂 Good to see you, I know I owe you a visit or two maybe… as I am way behind my visiting… 🙂 .. I hope all is well with you and your family Shakt..
      Blessings Sue

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  25. chicasl10
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 15:36:11

    Would love to test ur work..LOl
    looks very sweet Love it But indeed not without a lot of work with ur hands
    Huggy
    Mj

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  26. europasicewolf
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 19:58:55

    Looks lovely! My landlord has been harvesting Apricots from his apricot tree…they look delicious and are soft and appealing like mini peaches…trouble is I have never liked the taste of Apricot in any shape or form and my landlord kindly left a huge fruit bowl of freshly picked home grown apricots out on the table for me to eat up! He said he would fill it up again from the tree when I’d finished them all!!! I haven’t had the heart to tell him about my apricot issues! lol…I am going to have to do something with them though or he’ll be very hurt! Oh wolf!!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 22, 2014 @ 10:03:30

      Why not try them Wolfie,, Peel off the soft skin, you can do this by blanching them in a little hot water.. like you can blanch tomato skins off.. then de-stone them cutting in half, and why not buy one of those empty fruit flan bases, Buy a packet of Jelly the sort for flans though not the Jelly/Icecream sort.. And cover and set … then add cream.. You are bound to LOVE them that way Honest.. 🙂 xxxx ❤

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  27. The Emu
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 11:10:14

    Finally got here Sue to see your delectable delights, beautiful absolutely beautiful.
    I love peas, and to read how many peas you have ready for freezing is a gardeners dream.
    Surely Sue you must never have to buy vegetables at anytime.
    Emu

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 04, 2014 @ 15:31:53

      We have frozen even more Peas now Emu.. and Dwarf beans, runner beans, blackberries, Raspberries, Broccoli, and living off of Beetroot smoothies and having courgettes with our salads… Lettuce, Radish, spring onions and potatoes all out the garden too… Harvest time is the best in the Dreamwalker Kitchen LOL.. 😉

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  28. lavendermoongirlblog
    Aug 02, 2014 @ 16:57:45

    Your produce looks fresh and wholesome. I must try your crumble, I love to use almonds in recipes. Rhubarb and strawberries..perfect for a summmer pudding. 🙂

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  29. Eddie Two Hawks
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 15:30:20

    Looking at your delicious recipes has made me hungry! Wow Those really look good Sue. Yup. Have to get something NOW. with love, Eddie

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