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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Cabin Fever

My artist in residence completed another painting today, I cleaned house and baked rhubarb bread.  Then cabin fever struck and we were off—first to deliver the rhubarb bread to a friend here in our little valley who has been fighting breast cancer this winter—damn cancer!!  She looks great and is doing well! 


Here’s the recipe for the rhubarb bread—I’m not a fan of rhubarb pie and was tired of my rhubarb crisp recipe.  This recipe popped up on my Facebook feed and it’s a keeper!  It calls for buttermilk which I never have but I do have this:  and it works in any recipe I’ve tried which calls for buttermilk.  You just add the required powder and then water.  The stuff has to be refrigerated after opening which takes up space in my RV refrigerator but I cope!Smile


Back home we retrieved Emmi as we most certainly couldn’t go to Nat’s without Emmi!  We spent the afternoon visiting with Nat listening to stories—Big Timber stories and World War II stories.  After a quick stop for ice cream and groceries we were back up the Boulder where the wind is howling.  Rain/snow in the forecast for the next few days—ugh!



  1. Love the painting:) The bread sounds yummy! They had fresh rhubarb at the farmers market today but I forgot to go back and get some before I left. Your post just reminded me of that...darn!!

  2. Life on the range! Sounds relaxing. Miss our neighbor to the north.

  3. LOL You say you have "this" but you don't say what "this" is. ;-)

    BTW you can buy buttermilk powder on Amazon. I use it all the time and it's great orrrrrr you can add of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to regular milk and it will turn into buttermilk. I have a Foodsaver so I put my buttermilk powder in a jar and seal it after each use. The powder will last for years if you do this.

    1. Nancy, were you not able to see the little Amazon ad for the Saco buttermilk powder--that's what "this" is. I also buy it from Amazon.

    2. No, when I hovered over the "this" nothing showed up. No link I mean.
      Still nothing showing. Hummmm?

      Neeeeeeever mind then, as Rosanna Rosanna Danna would say. ;-)


  5. Great painting! I saw rhubarb at the Farmer's Market yesterday... didn't buy any, but now that I see your recipe I just might have to try it.

  6. Mike is really talented. As are you in the kitchen :-) Lots going on inside that cabin!

  7. Beautiful Painting Mike!!. 1 cup of milk and 1 Tbs of white vinegar or lemon juice works just great for buttermilk substitute. The Bread looks and sounds really good. I will have to go and check my Rhubarb Plants now and see if they survived the frost.

  8. Another most productive day on the Boulder.

  9. Thanks for the tip about the Saco Cultured Buttermilk. My local Walmart had it, much to my surprise, and the "Best if Used by" date is Jan 09 20!! Perfect!


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