When Inspiration Strikes

Happy Independence Day to all my U.S. friends out there! Is anyone doing anything special today? We’re having a picnic at our house with family this afternoon and I can’t wait! 

In preparation for our little gathering, I found myself at the grocery store in search of pork ribs to barbecue. First, I had to pass the produce and inspiration struck. 

Strawberries and rhubarb

Whoever put the strawberries and rhubarb together in the produce area of the store is smart!

Jimmy has been asking me to bake a strawberry rhubarb pie for a few weeks now, and what better time to make it than when we’re having guests over to enjoy it with us 🙂

Strawberry rhubarb pie fillingStrawberry rhubarb pie

Pies are definitely a bit of work to put together, but so rewarding when they’re finished.

We’ve been having some hot, dry days here in Pittsburgh, so we’ve been keeping a close eye on our garden and watering it as needed. I don’t think we watered the garden more than twice last year, but this year it seems like we could water it twice a day.

Sadie helped me pick some zucchini and squash. We are patiently awaiting the arrival of the cucumbers. Can’t wait to make pickles

Zucchini and yellow squash from vegetable gardenToddler eating squash from garden

Sadie and Niva spent some time cuddling in the yard yesterday and it was too sweet. These two seem to be best buds and partners in crime.

Yesterday I let Sadie play with my washi tape collection so I could get some housework done and she shared it with Niva… who chewed a few rolls. I was totally okay with sacrificing some washi tape so I could get a bit done, lol. 

Toddler laying with Siberian Husky in grass

Alright, off to bake those pork ribs for our picnic! 

What are you up to today?

Do you like strawberry rhubarb pie?

8 comments

  1. It is so funny to me that you guys don’t have to water your garden most years. We have to water ours every day or nothing would last longer than three days. So interesting that climates are different in the same land mass.

    Looks like a tasty pie! Hope the barbecue was fun.

    1. I never thought about that! Yeah, last year we literally watered the garden twice! So wild you guys have to do daily watering. I bet you can plant earlier than us, though! We pretty much see frost until Memorial Day and have snow in May!

      The barbecue was a blast! Hope your Independence Day was great!

  2. That picture of Sadie and Niva at the end is so precious! Just a girl and her dog. ❤ I'm glad you were able to get a little bit done! Just think of the washi tape as MUCH cheaper than paying someone for childcare. 😉

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