Rhubarb

The Victoria Day weekend brought another opportunity for a ride, my Mom suggested I come to her house and lighten the garden of its rhubarb. It was a pretty quick ride, I cut across the county straight to her house, the weather was even better than the previous day. When I got to the farm, we cut a lot of rhubarb, did I mention that I love rhubarb? My saddle bags aren't that big so I was limited with what I could bring home. My mom and I spent about a half hour preparing the vegetable that I enjoy as a fruit, we started by collecting it, then trimming the leaves off and cutting it in half to fit the saddle bag. Once done, I realized I could squeeze in a few more stalks, and then, of course it was back to the garden, soon I was full and the journey home began. It was a perfect weather day, I did dress a little warmly because it can get cool along Lake Erie but I was super warm while doing the rhubarb and glad to get on my way. I took highway 50 home and enjoyed the breezes off the lake and in the end I was pretty glad I did dress warmly.

I was in a bit of hurry to get home because we were going to have a family dinner, I tried a new recipe to incorporate some of the rhubarb and it turned out delicious, we had

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Onion Rhubarb Sauce,  plus summer time potato salad and a delicious garden salad with homemade ranch dressing made by my daughter (so good). I've included the recipe if anyone is interested in trying it.

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Thanks for the rhubarb Mom!

A short but fun ride

First Long Ride of 2015

I've become obsessed with checking the weather, today I was promised sunshine and temperatures in the 60's but when I checked the weather this morning - the sunshine went away. Today's Weather

I sucked it up, and put on a pair of long johns, jeans, tank top, sweater, an extra warm sweat shirt, winter coat, boots and went for a great ride, I drove to Leamington and had lunch with my Mom and drove home following highway 18 and then highway 50 which follows Lake Erie. By time I got home my right gloved hand was cold and the wind was riding up my sleeves, which left me with a chill.

 

A bleak day with Lake Erie in the back ground.

Once home I took a nice, warm bath which not only warmed me up, it soothed those 'first long ride of the year' sore muscles. And then gave my bike a bath, and detailed her so she is just beaming!

Tomorrow's forecasts seems more promising, think I may give it another try.

Tomorrow's predicted weather