Sunday, May 12, 2013

TWD/BWJ: Fresh Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Apparently, I have a problem with posting "on time". Even made this cake a day in advance, but never got around to the documentation. Guess I'm not perfect... as if there was ever any doubt, ha ha.

I only have one thing to say about this recipe. And it's a personal opinion.

brown sugar + pecans ≠ "spring"

Made the trip to the Farmer's Market for the fresh rhubarb, even substituted Cointreau for the bourbon thinking it would seem fruity-er, but this cake still tasted like Autumn to me. And I'm ready for Spring. REALLY ready. Just when I think it's going to be warm, the temperature drops 20 degrees. I know I don't have anything to complain about compared to the folks getting SNOW in May, but it's almost unbearable this year. Spring (or should it be Summer now?) is tantalizingly close and yet just out of reach. It turned me against the cake psychologically. It's not the cake's fault, but most of it went to waste. Here are a couple of pictures just to prove that I tried.

Maybe I'll try this recipe again some crisp autumn day, when it's supposed to be cold. The other Tuesday With Dorie participants are here. And the recipe can be found on (new mom) Erin's blog. Literally, she just had a baby girl 3 days ago. Congratulations, Erin! Enjoy every minute because the time passes so quickly and before you know it, your baby will be graduating from college.

I say this with certainty because we have a new graduate in the family! Yes, my first-born, my baby, my son has a real degree now. He just received his B.S. in Computer Game Design and Development, with minors in Computer Science and Software Engineering. I'm so proud! And astounded at how fast he went from diapers to adulthood. Don't know what's coming next, but I can't wait to watch it unfold and reveal itself.

Here's a shoe. Perfectly calm in the middle of a busy intersection on Jimmy Carter Boulevard.


  1. Congrats to Mr. Graduate! How exciting.

    As one of "those people" who saw snow last night, I will take spring in any shape or form...

    1. Oh poor, poor Cher!!! As I sit here and look out at new green-ness and sunshine, I know how lucky I am that we might get up to 70 degrees today! It's just that it's SUPPOSED to be so much warmer. And we have a very poorly insulated, drafty house. It makes me feel old. You're an inspiration! Staying upbeat even in the face of snow in May. I'm not a good enough person for that. It's getting to me this year.

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  3. Congrats to your son! I hope you get warmer weather soon. We've been teased off and on here in CA, flirting with 90° one day and rain (sprinkles) the next.