Thursday, May 17, 2012

Farmgirl Friday blog hop # 58

Welcome back to the fun and fan-tab-u-lous Farmgirl/guy Friday Blog Hop! 
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Here's an update from our BACKYARD FARMYARD this week! 

  I harvested the first stocks from our Rhubarb yesterday here at home and at the cottage. I didn't have enough to make a pie ( 4 cups ) but I did have just enough to make Strawberry- Rhubarb Date Compote  to smother vanilla bean ice-cream with last night for dessert! It was oh so delicious, fast and easy!

Here's the recipe!
 2 cups chopped rhubarb
2 cups sliced strawberries
4 dates chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 table spoons water

Mix fruit, sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until fruit is softened. Add vanilla.

Serve warm over vanilla bean ice-cream, pound cake, waffles or pancakes!

The Cottage Hens got dessert too! 

Did I mention how wonderful the compote was drizzled all over the ice-cream with just a dollop of whipped cream on top? 


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1.) Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals, quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!

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Have a great week everyone and thank you so much for all you share here every Friday! I'm in the garden much of the time ( as most of you are ) with little time for commenting regularly, but please know I am reading and learning from all of you. I appreciate your comments and wisdom when you have time to share it!

 Farmgirl Blessings to all!
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