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Monday, June 23, 2008

Rhubarb and Champagne In the Garden


There's nothing quite like a warm homemade rhubarb crisp with its early summer tartness alongside a glass of sparkling sweet champagne. The Compound said they'd be here at 7:30 last evening -- and they were, complete with the best of gifts straight from the oven. The beginning-of-summer sky set the scene perfectly as we sat on our back patio to toast our going away watching the contrails of airplanes headed north high overhead. They are the greatest friends and neighbors....you'll recall one of my more wild posts about them here. Thanks you guys....we love you all to death. And no matter how far down the road we move, it'll never be that far.

15 comments:

K-A said...

Mmmm, champagne! Do you know where you are going yet?

bridgeout said...

OOOO! Sounds delightful (the dessert and champagne)! I remember that post (all that nudity and mayhem)!
I imagine you will find new and exciting neighbors at your new home (like k-a asked, have you found one yet??)

CawfeeGuy said...

hmmm...rhubarb...never had it.

Lemuel said...

Now, you're gone and made me hungry for Rhubarb Crisp! I almost bought some rhubarb at the farmer's market this past Saturday. (We have not plants yet at the new place.)

Sharing that with good friends - how delightful!

WAT said...

Congrats on the house being sold and here's to a new more lovely home! Make sure u have an extra room for me at the new place, unless u want me to share thine bed...

Laurie said...

Rhubarb makes my mouth water.
My mother in law makes one of
the best rhubarb pies I've ever
eatten.

HUGS!!

Christopher said...

Never thought of pairing champers with rhubarb...hmmm...sounds d'lish!

travelling, but not in love said...

Surely it's rhubarb crumble?

Anyway, it's marvelous with champagne (but then isn't everything?)...

dit said...

What a perfect evening. Rhubarb and champagne, how interesting. I will have to try it.

Never easy leaving friends and loved ones.

Ur-spo said...

which champagne?
inquiring wine students want to know!

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Oh great, I just ate and now I'm hungry again!

Michael Guy said...

Sounds awesome!

Love rhubarb/strawberry pie. But a rhubarb crisp would fit the bill nicely. Plus...champagne....hmmmm, breakfast of champions, sweetie darling.

afod said...

After eating so much cake, I am ready for some pie. Looks delish! Unfortunately the only rhubarb I come across is the "weed" kind. They grow by leaps and bounds in no time flat!

Doug said...

My grandmother used to make rhubarb pie. Yummy!

As others have said, I'm sure you'll find new friendly neighbors.

Mark in DE said...

You and I read at least a dozen of the same blogs - I can't believe I've never read YOURS before!

I love rhubarb crisp, and the idea of pairing it with champagne sounds decadent and divine - a 'must try'!

Mark :-)