Even though it’s very much fall here in Copenhagen, I’m still playing catch-up with summertime recipe posts. It’s good – I can reminisce about summer and be glad that it’s over and we get to wear cozy coats instead of sticky sunscreen (am I the only one who likes winter better than summer? sometimes it feels like it).
This recipe is all about summer produce – vibrant red strawberries, fuzzy peaches, and… um… what’s this rhubarb thing? Is it real? Rhubarb never really made it to Israel so I have only ever heard about it from TV shows and the blogosphere – up until this summer. Apparently you make pies with it, and it’s tart – just like my mom likes pies, so it’s a good thing that she was here to share this pie, because, myself – I’m more of a chocolate person.
One of the things I had to get used to here in Northern Europe is that strawberries are a summer food. It’s another one of these blogosphere things I’ve read about, but I never really got it until I saw (Danish) strawberries standing right next to (obviously imported, but still) watermelon in the supermarket. You see, in Israel, being a (very) warm country, strawberries grow in winter-spring, and most definitely NOT summer (that’s when we get watermelons!). But hey, I think it’s pretty cool to have strawberries available at the same time as peaches. If nothing else, it makes this pie possible!