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Send in your kitchen tips

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We are looking for your favorite fruit dish. And, if you have a kitchen tip, trick or a special technique, send them in so we can share with our readers; we all like shortcuts!

RECIPE CHALLENGE:

S.P., of Juneau, responded via e-mail to our "fruit" challenge with a family favorite. S.P. said that this recipe was given to her by her grandma, C.B. (1919-1994) and she thinks it's the best pie ever. Thank you, S.P., for sharing your treasured recipe. Keep those recipes coming!

Strawberry-rhubarb pie

1½ cup sugar,

2 tablespoon quick cooking Tapioca

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

3 cups rhubarb (cut up)

1 cup strawberries (cut up)

1 tablespoon Oleo

Combine the first seven ingredients together. Mix to coat; let stand 20 minutes. Meanwhile prepare pastry for 9-inch lattice top pie. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry. Fill pastry with the fruit mixture and dot with the 1 tablespoon of Oleo. Adjust lattice top, then seal. Bake 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

• Ask Auntie Emo, coordinated and created by Emo Bylund, of Ketchikan, is a weekly feature in Neighbors and the Ketchikan Daily News that includes sought-out and shared recipes from Southeast Alaska. To send in challenges, recipes or photos, write to Ask Auntie Emo, 186 Marblehead Lane, Ketchikan, AK 99801, or to aae@kpunet.net. If you are responding to a requested recipe, include the publication date and author of the original recipe request.



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