Thursday, June 22, 2006

I found Rhubarb!

I got an idea in my head while going to sleep Saturday night that I should make a strawberry-rhubarb pie, since strawberries are all on sale right now. So I made my crust dough, put it in the fridge and went off to buy strawberries, rhubarb and other groceries while it chilled. I knew i'd seen rhubarb at SuperFresh, and they DID have rhubarb, but IT WAS ALL ROTTEN!!! I was so pissed, and it was late, so I left without it. So my crust had to stay in the fridge.
Then on Monday on my way home I stopped at two more grocery stores, and not even the GOOD Safeway had Rhubarb! I'm so frustrated! I wanted my pie damnit! So i had to put my crust in the freezer.
On Tuesday I went out for drinks with friends and it was suggested that I try the Asian Grocery. I had overlooked the Lotte Mart because Rhubarb is a singularly American plant, and I've only ever seen it used in American food, so why wwould it be at the Asian Grocery?
Never underestimate the Supremacy of the Asian Grocery!
They had a whole bin of lovely, ripe Rhubarb :) YAY!
SO I made my pie! And the crust was AWESOME!
I don't think I'll do a lattice crust again though, it doesn't do a good job of keepingthe filling IN the pie.

and also I found these beautiful little hot peppers! I put a few in out spaghetti sauce last night WHOA were they hot!

1 comment:

DAWN said...

I love strawberry/rhubarb pie!! It is delicious--are those habenaro peppers? brave, girl.