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Post  altagarden on 5/31/2011, 11:52 pm

My rhubarb is just about ready for harvest.

Below are some ideas. Anyone else have any? I like to make crumble and muffins with my rhubarb. Or just simmer it in a little water, add sugar and enjoy. It kills me to see a neglected rhubarb patch going to seed in someone else's backyard or alley.

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Post  CindiLou on 5/31/2011, 11:58 pm

Jam, more jam, crisp, more jam, canned, more crisp, jam....yup lots of rhubarb. Want to make a rhubarb slush and maybe some rhubarb syrup. Yup LOTS of rhubarb rofl...

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Post  milaneyjane on 6/1/2011, 12:57 am

Mhmmmmm....just had rhubarb crisp for dinner. I could eat it 7 days a week. Rhubarb cake, strawberry rhubarb jam....... Nummmy!!!! I just traded a box of plants for a bunch of rhubarb that my coworker says her husband routinely just mows over because they don't eat it ***GASP***!

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Post  CindiLou on 6/1/2011, 2:06 am

..I have a bed that is about 4x8. I don't mow it over! I share with almost anyone that asks. Then when they are getting really ratty looking from the bugs in about August I let them flower! It is so pretty! My sister just found out she has rhubarb rofl...her hubby didn't know what it was so for the last three years he had been mowing it over! She was slightly aggravated at him!

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Post  middlemamma on 6/1/2011, 2:13 am

@milaneyjane wrote:my coworker says her husband routinely just mows over because they don't eat it ***GASP***!

I had my huibby just pull the whole patch out and chuck it. Embarassed

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Post  Old Hippie on 6/1/2011, 2:44 am

Rhubarb pie. Strawberry/rhubarb pie. Rhubarb marmalade. Stewed rhubarb as a sauce over ice cream. Stick of rhubarb dipped in sugar and eaten raw. Rhubarb juice. Rhubarb cake. Rhubarb crisp.

Another name for it was 'Pie Plant." It's poor man's dessert because it grows almost anywhere, even in the sub-arctic and is almost impossible to kill.

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Post  walshevak on 6/1/2011, 8:05 am

Never saw or heard of rhubarb until I was in the third grade. We moved to a house in Independence, MO. and there was a huge patch out by a little shed in the 1/2 acre garden. Daddy just plowed a lot of it under so he could plant beans. I'm thinking it must not grow well here in eastern NC because of the heat.

I love strawberry rhubarb pie and rhubarb sauce, but never make it because of the cost of fresh rhubarb. I have used the frozen pieces a few times.

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Post  herbarium on 6/1/2011, 9:49 am

Information and recipe links from my Rhubarb post on my edible landscaping blog: http://eatyourlandscape.blogspot.com/search/label/rhubarb

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Post  westie42 on 6/1/2011, 2:46 pm

I like your blog and plan to explore it in detail. Next year I would love resume rhubarb wine making. Sweet rhubarb wine is marvelous. I acutually made some once that rivaled the piestengel from the Amana Colonies but that was in my hay days of the 70"s. Here is a link to the rhubarb compendium with a ton of recipe ideas. http://www.rhubarbinfo.com/recipes

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Post  herbarium on 6/1/2011, 7:59 pm

Thanks, it is nice to have another site for recipes

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 6/1/2011, 8:47 pm

The Oregonian (a newspaper) has an exceptional garden writer, Vern Nelson. He suggests the following, Rhubarb Bitters:

Rhubarb bitters

Vern Nelson for The Oregonian

The following is a rhubarb bitters recipe adapted from an orange bitters recipe given me by John Eisenhart, chef at Pazzo Ristorante. It will yield 2 1/2 to 3 cups of bitters, which is not nearly enough, so make larger batches while you are at it.

Ingredients:

The peel from 2 oranges cut into thin strips with as little of the white pith as possible

The peel of 1/2 grapefruit cut into thin strips with as little white pith as possible

1/2 to 1 cup chopped fresh rhubarb

1 juniper berry

3 inches tamarind pod with seeds

3 coriander seeds (or substitute 4 or 5 cloves for the juniper, tamarind and coriander)

1 to 1 1/2 cups vodka or Everclear



Mix the ingredients in a large jar and screw on a lid to seal it. Shake it every 3 to 4 days for 12 weeks. Strain out the solids and enjoy!





Champagne cocktail

Place a sugar cube in a Champagne flute. Put 1 to 2 tablespoons of bitters (or to taste) over the sugar cube. Fill the glass with Prosecco or other sparkling wine.

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Post  camprn on 6/1/2011, 8:50 pm

Oooo, Nona, would you please repost under beverages in recipes, I don't want to loose track of this one! And THANKS!! Very Happy

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 6/1/2011, 8:55 pm

CampRN, It's reposted to beverages. Enjoy. BTW, we have on hand a relatively cheap champagne that is destined to be the recipe's suggested champagne/rhubarb cocktail. BTW, rhubarb current muffins sound devine! Nonna

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Post  kputikka on 6/1/2011, 11:54 pm

My rhubarb is ripe for the picking as well. I havent had rhubarb for quite a while and it was ready to harvest before I was ready to do anything with it LOL

Thanks for the recipes as i was going to ask if anyone had ideas. My mom had 3 plants in her "garden" and made sauce with it and i have made pie as well.. I forgot how early in the season (here) it is ready for picking.. This is the 3rd summer for the plant and it has finally taken off after I thought that it was a lost cause.

Time for bed, but is there a recipie section here? I havent had a chance to look through them yet.

Thanks
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Post  CindiLou on 6/2/2011, 12:24 am

@westie42 wrote:I like your blog and plan to explore it in detail. Next year I would love resume rhubarb wine making. Sweet rhubarb wine is marvelous. I acutually made some once that rivaled the piestengel from the Amana Colonies but that was in my hay days of the 70"s. Here is a link to the rhubarb compendium with a ton of recipe ideas. http://www.rhubarbinfo.com/recipes

Hubby made rhubarb wine about 5 years ago..he still has about 16 gallons
left rofl..I rarely let him get by with drinking it because it is
REALLY potent!!! He gets snockered on just one half of a 20 oz coke
bottle! And this is a man that is 6'3" and 280! And is used to his beer.
He is sooo funny when tipsy! AND HE DON'T SHUT UP!!! You can even
smell how potent it is!

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Post  westie42 on 6/2/2011, 12:47 am

My rhubarb wine was not that stout. But stout was the dandelion wine . One new years eve we decided to take a little drink of it from the first bottle in the batch before heading out for dinner. It was so good and it crept up on us, neither could drive actually could hardly even stand up after one bottle between us. It was almost midnight before we felt able to get in the car and go for dinner. It was a very strange buzz because neither of us could remember what happened during that time, it was just a real time warp. Didn't even feel like getting up for a needed trip to the powder room, just sat there very tranquil and content. Had a neighbor once who liked it too. After 3 glasses one Saturday afternoon he fell asleep on my couch. His wife was walking around outside yelling for johnny but I let him sleep it off for about 45 minutes. He never did come back for more. There may be simpler wines to make but those two are certainly among the best I ever made or enjoyed.

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/2/2011, 1:54 pm

@CindiLou wrote:
@westie42 wrote:I like your blog and plan to explore it in detail. Next year I would love resume rhubarb wine making. Sweet rhubarb wine is marvelous. I acutually made some once that rivaled the piestengel from the Amana Colonies but that was in my hay days of the 70"s. Here is a link to the rhubarb compendium with a ton of recipe ideas. http://www.rhubarbinfo.com/recipes

Hubby made rhubarb wine about 5 years ago..he still has about 16 gallons
left rofl..

If you have that much left, have you thought about opening up a gallon to the air and making some rhubarb wine vinegar?

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Post  OntarioGardener on 6/2/2011, 2:44 pm

I have a recipe somewhere for a rhubarb punch which is very, very good and also a recipe for spiced rhubarb jelly that is amazing.

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Post  CindiLou on 6/2/2011, 5:12 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:
@CindiLou wrote:
@westie42 wrote:I like your blog and plan to explore it in detail. Next year I would love resume rhubarb wine making. Sweet rhubarb wine is marvelous. I acutually made some once that rivaled the piestengel from the Amana Colonies but that was in my hay days of the 70"s. Here is a link to the rhubarb compendium with a ton of recipe ideas. http://www.rhubarbinfo.com/recipes

Hubby made rhubarb wine about 5 years ago..he still has about 16 gallons
left rofl..

If you have that much left, have you thought about opening up a gallon to the air and making some rhubarb wine vinegar?

TC

Oh my hadn't though of that. woohoo, hubby said..ook if you want it rofl..AFTER I researched what to use it for rofl...he hordes his wine.

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Post  ErinL on 6/2/2011, 9:37 pm

I second the strawberry-rhubarb pie suggestion. I've always thought rhubarb was
too sour for my tastes when I remembered the pies my mother made when I was young, so I didn't bother to grow any in my garden. My husband
likes rhubarb pie, though, and somebody told me to try the
strawberry-rhubarb, so I thought I'd make him one for a surprise. Well
... oh my... I now have rhubarb in my garden. Very Happy
It was positively scrumptious! I got the recipe straight out of an
older Betty Crocker red-and-white checkered cookbook. (It never hurts to
serve it with french vanilla ice cream!)

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Post  Old Hippie on 6/2/2011, 11:42 pm

@ErinL wrote:

(It never hurts to
serve it with french vanilla ice cream!)




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Post  westie42 on 6/3/2011, 11:04 am

OntarioGardner if you ever stumble across those recipes would you post them here. I love playing with new rhubarb ideas. Besides that Dr. Oz really pushes rhubarb as a cancer fighter.

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Post  herbarium on 6/3/2011, 12:51 pm

Using tart cherries instead of strawberries with rhubarb makes a tasty pie also. Just follow the same recipe but substitute the cherries.

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Post  jbh29 on 6/3/2011, 1:47 pm

For a while now I have been following a very low carb way of eating and have included my family over the past month. (quick side track, I highly recommend everyone to read a bit about this in the book "good calories, bad calories" by Gary Taubes and "the paleo solution" by Rob Wolf .) So when our rhubarb began flourishing I didn't know how I might use it without all the sugar and flour that is usually in desserts. I modified a crisp recipe I have.

I used about 3 cups rhubarb and 3 cups frozen strawberries (didn't have time to thaw, but I think I'd do that next time... crisp was a little juicy.)

For the topping, I combined 1 1/2 cups Almond meal, 1 cup oats, 2 t. cinnamon, 2/3 cup butter. Then I stirred in 1/4 cup maple syrup.

(If you like a thick topping, double the topping recipe. I will next time.)

The maple syrup was the only sugar I used. The strawberries made the rhubarb sweet enough (we do like it on the tart side, though). I don't have to feel bad about my kids eating this dessert as it has very little sugar in it and no flour at all.

Next time, I'm going to mix some blueberries instead of strawberries just to see if they would be sweet enough to flavor the rhubarb.

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