Rhubarb Yogurt Parfait; blossoms everywhere

It's a pretty day, despite the layer of ash that's hanging over our heads, unseen by us except in the colorful sunsets.

I decided to do a pretty post in honor of the occasion.

Our apple tree is humming.

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It's absolutely packed with blossoms and each blossom appears to have it't very own bee.

The entire tree hums.

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I love the way the blossoms start out a very deep red and fade to pure white after they're opened.

Our wisteria tree is starting to bloom.

Wisteria

In another week we won't be able to see the pine tree underneath that's supporting it.  I'm certain the wisteria is killing the pine tree, but they are ao intertwined now it would be impossible to separate them.

Last fall mon mari gave our Catalpa trees a proper French cut.

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It's certainly an easy way to trim a tree…. cut everything.

We were relieved to see it coming back to life….

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One more apple blossom…..

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And just to let you know that green garlic is not the only thing I buy at the market….

I scored some wonderful rhubarb the other day.

Since I don't do pies, I made sauce.

Then I made this lovely Parfait for my lunch today.

Yes, this was my lunch…..

Rhubarb Yogurt Parfait

Rhubarb Yogurt Parfait 

Rhubarb Sauce
4 cups sliced, fresh rhubarb
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water

Cook the rhubarb, water and sugar over low heat until very soft.  I like my rhubarb on the tart side.  Taste and add more sugar if you prefer it sweet. Chill until cold.

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

In a pretty wine glass layer the rhubarb and yogurt.  Grab a spoon, find a lovely spot among the flowers and dip in.

I hope you enjoyed this bit of beauty brought to you by Mother Nature…..

12 thoughts on “Rhubarb Yogurt Parfait; blossoms everywhere”

  1. I’m bookmarking so I don’t forget this one! I have rhubarb growing and can’t wait to harvest some! I love your apple blossoms. They are gorgeous!

  2. The parfait looks picture perfect, as does the apple blossoms and wisteria. We had catalpa trees in front of our house in Michigan and I remember the catalpa worms; some kind of catepillar. I need to find out what latitude you are on as all of the blooming plants remind me of Michigan.

  3. HoneyB I have been unsuccessful in growing it – and I LOVE it! Bought more today.
    Gattina, it was pretty delicious LOL! (Thanks)
    Tigerfish, a flower bedecked picnic for one!
    Year on the Grill – I better be able to get more done – there’s an awful lot more to do!!!!
    Ina, my mother made a wondrful rhubarb custard pie…. I don’t do pies….
    Shayne, it was good…. I’m making more.
    Christine, between the rhubarb and the strawberris i’m ‘in the pink’ hahaha
    Penny, I think we’re a little further south than Michigan. We get winters more like No. Carolina…. I thnk….

  4. Rhubarb parfait… mmmmmm! That sounds almost as good as rhubarb pie.
    I wish I wish I had a sunny patch so we could grow rhubarb. Our next door neighbours do have a patch of it. I wonder if I can manipulate them into giving us some so we can have fresh rhubarb parfaits too – that is, if there’s any rhubarb left from making pie.
    What?? No pie at your house? Is it because you lost your mittens?

  5. This looks delicious Katie – spring is such a wonderful time of rebirth. I can’t wait to see the firts rhubarb in the market! This looks like the perfect recipe to welcome it back for another year.

  6. Elizabeth, I don’t do pie – mainly because I’ve never mastered pie crust, but now, also, with mon mari being Type 1 diabetic, no point in making something that he could only eat as a planned dessert…. I mean, one should be able to grab a slice of pie in the middle of the morning, right. It’s easier to not have it – easier to control the blood sugar, too.
    JDeQ, I love rhubarb – and this is my answer to the pie. Spring is such a wonderful time for foodies ;-))

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