Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Comfort Food

Hello everyone,

We got some much needed rain yesterday with cooler temperatures and a few showers this morning so it is a good day here for some comfort food. The rhubarb is ready now in our garden so the first thing I make every year with it is rhubarb cobblecake.

After cutting up the rhubarb you cook it on top of the stove with sugar etc. (recipe follows)

This base is then topped with drop biscuit dough.

It is so good!

some whipped cream

and a cup of tea and I am ready to enjoy some old fashioned comfort food!

Here is the recipe in case you would like to try it.( click on to enlarge)

The flowers on the table are a pansy geranium and' freckles'


you can see where it got the name 'freckles'

I hope you enjoy a little comfort food today!

Take care,



podso said...

Your little girls' tea party was so sweet. And nice to see you in your pretty kitchen with your apron on, and the stains on the recipe (we all love that; makes us know it is "tried and true." It looks delicious. You always brighten my day with your posts!

Damaris said...

Thank you, YYUUMM!! XXOO

mary pernula said...

This comfort food sounds good! I love the freckle face plant. I will have to keep an eye out for it when I go to the nursery. XO MARY

sweetbay said...

That looks so good! I love your 'Freckles' Viola.

Anonymous said...

Hi carolyn, the rhubard looks really good!! I never ate rhubard.I'll have to try it. Your tea party was so sweet....Kathy

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hello Carolyn,

Mmm rhubarb delight! I like your viola, never seen a freckled one before.

Thanks for the recipe,

Georgianna said...

Completely heavenly, Carolyn! I ADORE rhubarb and used to make apple-rhubarb cobbler as a child when we had an orchard. How lovely to see you in your charming kitchen, too! I DO wish you lived closer. :) – g

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, wonderful! Podso said it all perfectly in the very first comment! Hmmm, I could say that those flowers are new to me and very pretty.

I do have one funny thing to add. My next (and last) installment of my family's adventure at Old Sturbridge Village involves a very pretty farmer's daughter who had just made a rhubarb pie. It's desperately hot, today, though. All I want is h2o. I'll have to save this for another rainy day.

Love, katy Noelle

Lady Farmer said...

Oh yummy! I love rhubarb and have made sauce and pies but yours is a new recipe. Can't wait to try it out. Thank you for sharing!
Be Blessed!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Hi Carolyn: I have a similar rhubarb recipe to yours but it is a Pillsbury one called Rhubarb-Strawberry Puff. It is a favourite of the family. Looked delicious on your fine china. Valerie

birdie blue said...

love the freckles viola. i've never seen that before!

A Garden of Threads said...

Carolyn, Thank you for the receipe, the cobble looks so yummy. I have wonderful day. Jen

Ingrid de Villiers said...

Oh goodness...I can just imagine myself sitting in a beautiful garden drinking tea and enjoying this delicious, wonderful Rhubarb cobble cake!

Bernideen said...

Yes...I see this recipe has been well loved! Thanks so much!

Joanne said...

Looks yummy thanks for the recipe. We had rhubarb crumble for tes today but your recipe would make a nice change.

It's me said...

Yammie..............i wish i could smell...............xxxxxxx

Cottage Rose said...

MMMMMMMMM what a yummy way to spend a rainy day..... it looks and sounds good,, I love rhubarb,,,, your tea set is so beautiful..... have a great week.


Erin | Bygone Living said...

Looks delicious... I love those flowers, too! ♥

Jojo said...

That cobblecake looks DIVINE!

Unknown said...

Carolyn, I really love this picture of you fixing up your comfort food. I also wanted to tell you that the pictures of the tea party are the most enchanting pictures. I think the girls made some memories, don't you? Oh so sweet.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn.....That looks so delicious! I have not had rhubarb in years. I may have to make some of this! ~Hugs, Patti


Yummmmm! I will absolutely try the rhubarb recipe...mmmm...seems sooooo good!
Thank you dear Carolyn.

evcilik said...

Hi Carolyn,
what a wonderfull blog,I lıke very much your garden dreams and your porcellanes.So sorry for my Englisch but ı follow your blog and want anymore what writing...
Tahnk you for the recibe..

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A favourite dessert of mine is made with rhubarb - Rhubarb pie, rhubarb crisp, rhubarb cobbler, rhubarb anything; Mmmm, love it! And yes, very comforting! Yours looks delicious! Your flowers are lovely as always. This rain will make your garden grow! Enjoy your day.


Paula said...

Dear Carolyn,
You are such a lovely lady! Your kitchen is a beautiful place to cook and bake in! The cake looks so good and all of your tea things and flowers are beautiful! Love, Paula