Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rhubarb and Dates

GK: Wouldn't this be a good time for a piece of Rhubarb pie? Yes, nothing gets the taste of shame and humiliation out of your mouth like Bebopareebop Rhubarb Pie.

One little thing can revive a guy
And that is a piece of rhubarb pie.
Serve it up, nice and hot,
Maybe things aren't as bad as you thought.

Mama's little baby loves rhubarb, rhubarb
Beebopareebop Rhubarb Pie.
Mama's little baby loves rhubarb, rhubarb
Beebopareebop Rhubarb Pie.
Beebopareebop Rhubarb Pie.
~~A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

Yes I love Rhubarb in all its incarnations. And apparently so do food bloggers everywhere. My problem is they have it and I don't. It doesn't grow here in TX and the stuff you buy frozen or they ship to the stores is horrible. I once broke down and asked my family in Iowa to send me some. They laughed and told me no. Bastards.

My other favorite fruit is Dates. Now I haven't checked to see if they grow in TX but I have a feeling that we are a bit to cool and to wet. But since everyone else had to buy their dates too I don't feel so bad. I love dates but periodically I get freaked out by their resemblance to roaches, that shiny, slick surface that is brown black and oily looking. blech. When that happens I get the prechopped ones and carry on as usual.

Some where in all this is a point. I am not real sure where but I know it is there. It might be people who don't share their rhubarb are evil, or that dates are worth the squick factor. But I have a feeling that the point is my favorite fruits are alot of trouble and I am therefore deprived!


Lori said...

wow - you have been baking and cooking up a storm!

I love rhubarb and how rude of them not to send it.

Medea said...

i loooove cooking as much as i love living..
my moyfriend is chef jeje thanks Gos we have learn form each other jkejejejeje
But i dont know this Ruibarb.. i live in the caribbean it looks like a celery from the cold places..

My boyfriend tells me it hasa wonderful taste.. tell em about riubarb?
Love your blog!!!