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Strawberry Rhubarb CheesecakeThis is a dessert from my childhood. So many moms made aversion of a “no bake” cheesecake, and still do, as I routinely see similar recipes topped with canned cherries or a stew of strawberries and rhubarb at church and school bake sales all over Nova Scotia. In my house growing up, this dessert was luxurious and saved for special occasions. I even requested it several times on my birthday instead of cake! The memory inspired this dessert to be served in a Mason jar. If you don’t have jars, just use water glasses or even wine glasses and show off the lovely layers. Using frozen strawberries is just fine for this, as I try to use any of the previous season’s fruit in frozen form before buying imported fresh fruit out of season.Rhubarb Streusel MuffinsThis recipe was given to me by a close family friend. Finding different uses for rhubarb is a fun challenge, and these muffins are great for entertaining at a Sunday brunch. They are not too sweet and are made with wholewheat flour, bran and a relatively small amount of oil, yet they are moist and delicious. I have also made this recipe at other times of the year using fresh highbush Nova Scotia blueberries. The unique butter they are served with is simple to make, and most people have the staples in their pantry.
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