Fruit kiosk on the Nairobi-Naivasha highway
In addition to personal and professional growth this year, I’m also growing around my waistband. While that’s not exactly newsworthy, and while I’m not exactly excited about getting bigger, I am quite pleased to know that I’m cooking lots and coming up with impressive recipes every once in a while. When Sameer was here, I was excited that we were in a private vehicle since it meant we could actually stop at a street vendor on the highway between Nairobi to Nakuru. This is the only place in the country I’ve ever seen rhubarb for sale and our driver was totally willing to pull over and let me haggle for a bunch of rhubarb.
My most recent treasure of my own design was a fabulous rhubarb cobbler. I didn’t use a recipe, and instead just decided I’d try to combine all of my favorite baking elements in one dish. I made a graham cracker crust, two layers of cake with homemade rhubarb pie filling in the middle, and a yummy crumbly topping. My other purchase from the same vendor was a rhubarb plant in a little four inch plastic sack. I’m not sure if the new (male) volunteers next year like to cook or even like rhubarb, but I plan to add the plant to the garden and see what it can do. Even if they aren’t big fans themselves, surely they can find someone who can appreciate the rhubarb.