Rhubarb cinnamon pie

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My Mom is not the sort of woman people think of as strong.  Possibly, this is because of the way she looks: she is a tiny woman, almost to the point of frailness. She wears an expression of perpetual worry and confusion, as though she is always lost.  She carries three sorts of footwear and least […]

Rhubarb Eton Mess

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England has a bad reputation for two things. Can you guess? I’m sure you can. The first would be its weather, by which I can more specifically say, the rain. The second, its food – for which there is no specific: all of it, according to most, is bad.  England is a rainy miserable country […]

Elderflower Pots de Crème with Rhubarb Compote

As June dissolves away into the first humid and hot days of July, the elder flowers start to bloom. They are everywhere. Along every roadside, looking up from every moist ditch, surrounding the borders of every pond and every lake. Everywhere. Cloud like sprays of cream-colored blossoms ablaze in the strong summer sunshine, filling the […]