Surprising someone with their favorite food is something I love to do. Yesterday when I came into Bethany I found the Sister in the kitchen doing just that. A guest from 20 years ago had returned to be with us, and the Sister was preparing dinner for him and those who would be eating with him. Remembering that he had loved our strawberry rhubarb pie, she was making one for dessert to go with the meal.
This pie has been a favorite of many when we serve it in the guest house or for retreats and at certain times offer it for sale at our Priory gift shop. We grow both the berries and rhubarb in our gardens which I feel gives the pie extra special flavor. However it’s delicious made with the fruits from any source even if they’re not
Leaving Bethany I went out to the gardens to check the Rhubarb patch still partially covered with snow…Sure enough brave little rosy buds were pushing their way up through the frozen soil as if to assure me that we could indeed look forward to this favorite pie in the days ahead.