I grew up on a great avenue. It was a dead end street and there were about 10 of us kids all around the same age in the neighborhood. At night we would catch lighting bugs and play cops and robbers and during the day depending on the weather we would be playing out in the sprinkler or inside watching a film we rented at blockbuster. Those certainly were the days. Getting in my parents car heading to rent a few movies for the night was a highlight for the weekend.
I have many memories of that neighborhood, one of our neighbors had a beautiful garden in which stalks of rhubarb grew and every year our family would get some of their stalks or receive a dessert made with this tart plant. I wanted to bring a little nostalgia back for myself and my family. I brought back from the farmers market a bundle of stock and a few pints of organic strawberries.
I got the recipe from Ina garten I was both pleased and worried to be working with cornstarch. I wasn’t quite sure how it would thicken the mixture but it certainly did a fabulous job the recipe was delectable.