Full Sun

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Things are happy because the sun is finally out. I love being in the shade when it is sunny. Riding bikes up to the grocery store for the first time. I love this time of year. Think I might make rhubarb custard pie later. Remember that poppyseed lemon cake I made for Martha? Cute, but it was a total brick. I've never made rhubarb pie before. Kind of excited. Wouldn't a rhubarb-colored dress be gorgeous?


Aww so sad your cake didn't meet expectations, but it sure was gorgeous! I imagined it as being similar to lemon poppyseed muffins but layered with frosting...anyway your flowers look so sweet--what kind are the ones in the top picture??

Finally you're enjoying sun ... hope it lasts long enough to get your fill before the clouds return with their summer rains.

Eat two pieces of pie - one for me....

salads are all that'll be passing these lips for awhile, swimsuits are in my near future

Gorgeous pics! Love dappled sun. Sorry to hear about your poppyseed lemon cake, it looked really good from the photo! I've made strawberry rhubarb pie but never tacked a custard version. Guess I'm just kind of stuck on the former. Reminds me of the Midwest. and memories. Finally located a store with rhubarb last week...pure gold at $4.99/lb. Regardless, bought 1.5 lbs. Planning to cube and freeze it since it's only found once in many a blue moon here in LA. Can't wait to see what your custard version looks like!

I want to live on your hammock. Just sayin'

Mmmm, rhubarb custard pie . That sounds delish! This recipe (http://thelittlegreycookbook.blogspot.com/2011/02/poppy-seed-muffins-or-bread.html) bakes up lovely as muffins, haven't tried it as cake. Another recipe I use is in the Joy of Cooking book ... With a custard filling and chocolate glaze ... But i am sure it could be adapted. The poppyseed sponge is lovely.

aww, it looked so good.
good luck with the pie.
Your hammock looks so cozy!!!
enjoy your sunshine :)

Oh sunshine ...I've missed him.
Love to see a rhubarb colored dress.

Love the light and crispness of your images. Your hammock looks divine.

beautiful flowers! i'd love to enjoy the sun in your yard...in a non-creepy way of course ;)

Elizabeth in London says: May 07, 2012 at 02:15 PM

Hello! You need to bake this rhubarb meringue pie that features in the Nordic Bakery cookbook. The bakery is in Spho, Lobdon and makes amazing cinnamon buns. The rhubarb pie is so good and I found a recipe online. Enjoy xxx


I made the lemon poppy seed cake also - mine was a brick as well. It tasted nice, but definitely a brick.

Rhubarb custard pie sounds yummy - let us know how it turns out. :) So glad you have a sunny day today - enjoy the shade! It looks so comfy with your pillows.

You will love this pie. I make a version from Fannie Farmer cookbook. For the record, I love all things rhubarb, so I might be biased. Hope to be making rhubarb jam soon.

Jessica says: May 07, 2012 at 02:43 PM

I was wondering how your cake turned out. I made it a few weeks ago too and it was also a brick...ended up making the lemonade cake from BHG at the last minute!

After a day of rain in Cumbria would love to be in your photos, especially eating some rhubarb pie, perhaps in a rhubarb coloured dress!

Oh the sunshine is lovely! I'm cooking with rhubarb all week on the blog, and making a rhubarb clafoutis for Thursday. The custard pie sounds delicious.

I seriously want to dive into your hammock. Wow.

OH! The flowers, the hammock, the flowers, the you get what I mean. So beautiful and relaxing. We're having a heat wave here, 80-90s and sticky. Yuck. I've never made a rhubarb custard pie, rhubarb-apple, yes. Great for people whose stomachs don't handle straight rhubarb well. Your lemon-poppyseed was a little heavy but there were no leftovers. That's a plus for me!! Thanks!

Also, is your sister O.K.? No postings for a while and I miss her little blog. Your family is wayyy too talented. Hope she osts soon!!

77 degrees in Sandy,OR !!! We just drove to Sandy via Orient Dr. The nurseries and Mt. Hood are stunning!!! Hope your rhubarb concoction is yummy. I'm celebrating the delights of the season with you. <3

Melissa L. says: May 07, 2012 at 04:05 PM

You're already napping in the backyard! Awesome. It's 78 on my shady deck here in Mt. Scott. Aaaahhhh.

Sorry about the cake. I made a pound cake once that was a doorstop. Good luck with the pie.

Rhubarb pie is my favorite, and rhubarb with custard sounds even better! Oh please, may I join you? :)

Oh, yum, rhubarb custard is my favorite rhubarb pie-- so much better than strawberry rhubarb! My recipe has no upper crust but is topped with meringue. I think it came from Sauveur a really, really long time ago??

marianne says: May 07, 2012 at 04:15 PM

I think rhubarb might be my favorite color.

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.