Readers, let us now turn to page 109 of your well-worn copy of WINTERSWEET, where you'll find a recipe for Cranberry Torte. Though cranberry season is well behind us, that simple butter cake is easily adapted for summertime fruit like black raspberries and blueberries. Just reduce the sugar topping to a sprinkling or omit it entirely. If rhubarb is your pleasure, sub in 1-1/2 cups of chopped fresh rhubarb stems for the cranberries, omit the almond extract (or keep it), and reduce the sugar topping to 1 tablespoon. It's perfect for dessert or tea or brunch or breakfast or a midnight snack or just because. Rhubarb cake doesn't judge.