Sunday, June 3, 2012

First Rhubarb Harvest

After mowing part of the lawn, I decided it was time to make my first rhubarb harvest of the season.  Always a fun day for me each year - love that rhubarb!  So many delicious things to do with it.

This was only about half of what I finally ended up working with.  There was way more ready to harvest than I realized.  Still is!

Drin has never made rhubarb sauce (to serve on ice cream, toast, biscuits, scones, shortcake or pound cake) so I decided to make a batch of that to give to her, and had enough to bag for a pie.  That, too, is always a nice gift - which I gave to Betty!  I love sharing my rhubarb - it is superb.

This is the final rhubarb sauce which I have canned so it will last if I don't want to use it right away.  My four cups of sliced rhubarb made three half pints of sauce.  Pretty, huh!

Well, when that was all done and delivered and the rest of my Bountiful Basket veggies were done I decided that I just had to make up a batch of orange chocolate chip scones.  Love those scones.

Here they are out of the oven, cooling so I can glaze them.

I put a yummy orange glaze on them - nice and thick!

And here they are - ready to give away as gifts.  Yes, I had one when they came out of the oven - they are so delicious - but I have to give away the rest of them.  If I had them in the house, I would probably have to eat them - all of them!  The guys at coffee in the morning will certainly enjoy them - and save me all those yummy calories!