ShelterBox, Rhubarb and Next-Door’s Garden

25 Apr

1   Asked by whatshappeningatmyhouse, which charity would I give £1m if I had such a sum,  I realised that ShelterBox is one of my beautiful things. Started by one man with a very big heart and a very special vision, here in Cornwall, this charity works worldwide to give shelter and dignity to those affected by disaster, be it natural (tsunami, earthquake etc) or man-made (war, civil strife etc). It was indeed, a beautiful thing Tom Henderson started.

ShelterBox has brought these Fijian families new homes allowing them to start to rebuild their lives again whilst living in comfort and dignity.

2   My good friend, Jean, gave us a rhubarb plant at choir on Monday – and because we cannot pick any until next year, gave me a bunch of rhubarb too. Today I’ve made a very special pudding that has been cooked in our family for three generations! It’s an Ambrose Heath recipe called Rhubarb Butterscotch Pie but we don’t put it in a pie case and we call it Different-Every-Time  Pudding because it is!  See my Food pages for the recipe and photos of the process and see shelikesherfood for KJ’s take on the pudding.

Different-Every-Time Rhubarb Pudding

3   Both our garden and next-door’s have some beautiful, delicate colour at the moment.


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2 responses to “ShelterBox, Rhubarb and Next-Door’s Garden

  1. Flowerpot

    April 26, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Love teh idea of the rhubarb pudding! I got some from the farmers market this week and have had it stewed for breakfast. Yum!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Delicious. Do try the butterscotch pud, it really is very yummy!


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