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Challenge: Recipe (Food) III (Basic Editing)
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Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Date: Jul 15, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2008

Rhubarb and strawberries. Rhubarb looks like red celery, but it's very sour.

Amounts? Errr. Two handfuls of 12-inch stalks of rhubarb and maybe 6 big strawberries, but vary according to taste.

Cut the rhubarb into short pieces and heat in a pan over medium heat with just enough water to keep it from scorching. Seriously, NOT a lot of water. Maybe 1/4 inch. It'll put out a lot of water itself as it heats up.

As it cooks, it more or less melts into red, stringy goop with a few larger chunks. This is a good thing.

When it's in that state, drop in the cut-up strawberries. They'll disintegrate pretty quickly.

Now boil while stirring until it's less soupy and more mushy. How's that for technical terminology? Don't let it sit without stirring; it's so thick, the bottom will scorch. This is where you'll pay the price if you put in too much water to start with, because it'll take longer.

Add sugar to taste. Start with maybe 1/4 cup and go from there. More sugar means less sour, but I like it a little tart.

Serve as is, put it over ice cream, or mix it into yogurt - it's all good!

Whatever you do, though, don't put it in an ice cream dish, center the dish in a large serving bowl, and take a picture of it from dead center with a blueberry on top!

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07/27/2008 05:39:01 PM
I tend to like the symmetry here, its almost an abstract.
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07/27/2008 04:29:01 PM
LOL!! Are you trying to outdo me with the description part of the challenges? Love the part about "this is a good thing" and really LOVE the last line. IT's a bit too symmetrical for me, but it is very colorful and patriotic! And my mother has done things with that nasty rhubarb stuff too. I never did like it.
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07/23/2008 12:59:17 AM
Love the plate, and the symmetry!

Should be up on a wall in a restaurant.
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07/23/2008 12:11:24 AM
lol looks patriotic. This is definitely a photo that has colors that just pop out at you!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2008 12:41:01 PM
very trippy, great colours. 8
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07/17/2008 01:19:57 AM
I like the result, but I don't get what it is, so it bothers me a little bit. Apart from that, it's a nice capture with good colors.
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