Town pride

Last night, I chopped my precious half stalk of local CSA rhubarb and tossed it into a pan with a teeny bit of water, covered it, and simmered until the rhubarb broke down.

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At which point I mashed in three CSA strawberries:

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And voila! Rhubarb sauce to top my healthy cheesecake:

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I followed the cheesecake with the last piece of Pat Shannon’s famous carrot cake:

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This piece had a cute white chocolate seahorse on top:

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I couldn’t stop taking pictures!

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Soon after my cakes, I heard all sorts of cheering outside and remembered that last night was Brooklyn Pride! I scurried downstairs for a bit to cheer on the paraders:

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Brooklyn makes me proud! What makes you proud of your town?

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11 thoughts on “Town pride

  1. verbalriot says:

    You know, I’ve never actually had rhubarb! Is that crazy or what?

    Oh, what doesn’t make me proud of Brooklyn? I love that I can walk down the street and hear 5 different languages within a 3 block distance, eat any food from any part of the world when I’m craving it and know that there are at least 434546 songs written about Brooklyn and so much more to come πŸ™‚

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  2. Melissa @ For the Love of Health says:

    You’re a genius! Strawberry rhubarb is such a great combo!

    Glad you had a great time at Brooklyn Pride! I live in TOronto now but for 18 years I lived in small remote town in Northern Ontario with a population of 1200! I consider that my home. I have a lot of pride in being from my small lil town. The people are great and there is a real sense of community.

    Have a greast Sunday Sarah!

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  3. Maddy says:

    Oh wow, that carrot cake looks utterly gorgeous! The icing looks so moist and yummy πŸ™‚

    Go Brooklyn Pride! Its fantastic that theres so much support and diversity in there.
    Pride in my ‘town’ (village) has got to be the various village fetes / scarecrow trails, when people come from miles around to see the village and enjoy the countryside, all while donating to charity. Makes me feel very ‘patriotic’ towards this little place. πŸ™‚

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  4. biz319 says:

    Oh, I can’t wait until my CSA starts – not for another 5 weeks though!

    I live in a tiny town – but still close enough to get to Chicago! πŸ˜€

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  5. janetha says:

    that looks like such a fun time!! we just had a pride festival here but it was rained out for the most part and i am a wimp πŸ™‚ those desserts are making my mouth water..

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  6. Gina says:

    Great idea with the rhubarb sauce. I never know what to do with rhubarb..I’m not going to make a pie (I just dont have the time or patience), so your idea is perfect! OF course, I’ve got to get cheesecake πŸ™‚

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