Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp


My buddy Kelly and I took a field trip this weekend to our coworker Mark's house. He lives up a canyon and has a little farm...chickens, goats, and quite an impressive array of raised garden beds. And fruit trees.

Kelly's got chickens and she was picking his brain. I've got some raised beds and was getting some tips. We came home with plantable garlic and some Rhubarb. Which I've eaten (growing up in PA), but never cooked.

On Monday I did a little web surfing and found this recipe. It looked pretty good, despite the large amount of sugar, so I gave it a shot.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp
3 cups diced rhubarb: free (about three stalks)
1 pint strawberries, halved and hulled: $3.33 (from our local CSA farm, but I bought them)
1/2 cup sugar: 0.10 (no wonder people are addicted to sugar. Stuff's cheap)
2 tsp flour: 0.01
1 tsp lemon zest: ? (do I count the lemon cost in the juice or the zest?)

topping:
2/3 c. chopped walnuts: 0.83
1/4 c. melted butter or margarine: 0.31
1/2 c. flour: 0.08
1/3 c. brown sugar: 0.40
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon: 0.20
pinch salt

We used a 7x9 glass dish, baked it for 30 mins. About 8 servings.

Total: $5.26 for 8 servings, $0.66 each.

1 comment:

fitandfortysomething.com said...

yum! it looks delish. can you believe i have never tried rhubarb-weird. good for you on your fast mile. i have yet to do a track workout-need to because i hear that is what gets you strong and fast. know of any races up there i may want to do?