Blue Tongues are Coming

My city is soaked in a wonderful thing.
It’s drenched with a freshness announcing the spring.

Bring on the water and muddy my path.
Grass keeps on growing and loving its bath.

Since we hath rain then make no mistake;
Blue tongues are coming from blueberry shakes.

I’ll take all the water God’s willing to throw,
Then drool over patches where strawberries grow.

Petals are glowing the fragrance of spring.
A flower’s a queen with moisture her king.

Little birds sing while treading wet ground;
So happy with big, tasty worms that they’ve found.

The sounds and the smells and the tastes are unreal.
The beauty of spring is a thing you can feel.

Chilly bones heal embracing warm air.
Smiles start spreading as fast as they dare.

Like paring cold layers with water his knife;
God readied the world that’s springing to life.

Baked rhubarb with strawberries from my organic home garden.
Baked rhubarb with strawberries organically grown in my home garden.
Perhaps eating baked rhubarb with strawberries won’t give a person a blue tongue, but it will give them a happy demeanor!

The link I posted above will take you to the original recipe I used. The first time I used a cup of sugar (as the recipe calls for). Then 3/4, then 1/2, and last time only 1/4 cup of sugar. To me, the dish still tasted sweet.

Each time I made it was right after I had harvested a handful of rhubarb stems. Immediately after pulling the rhubarb out of the oven I added strawberries that I had frozen a couple weeks earlier.

Baked rhubarb with strawberries - organically grown in my home garden.
Baked rhubarb with strawberries – organically grown in my home garden.
I am not a doctor, but I suggest exercise should go hand in hand with eating a treat like this. And I also suggest, at least once in a while, eating a treat like this.

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