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Tag Archive for ‘rhubarb crisp’

Spring Flings From the Garden: Rhubarb & Rosemary, Sorrel & Chives

Fresh young mounds of sorrel and rhubarb beckon from the backyard, all dewy and green. While winter veggies are on the wane, they are garden sirens. For god’s sake, we’re at our prime, have your way with us! Rhubarb’s easy. I grew up loving its sauce and pie, and there was a brief moment in […]

A Rhubarb Recipe Reunion

Every January our rhubarb reappears, small bright green and rosy pink nubs emerging from the previous rhubarb’s dark organic compost. By mid-April it’s at its peak, robust and sassy in flavor. If a fruit could be buxom it would be rhubarb, full bodied green ruffled leaves ascending upward and outward while flirtatious hot pink lining […]

Rhubarb Reappears

For me, rhubarb proclaims spring. It’s been so since I was a kid when bowls full appeared at breakfast, and then pies on Sunday. I even hid inside the plant and under its broad leaves one time until I was scooted out of there by my grandmother – a sweet embrace while it lasted. I […]

Rhubarb’s Back

  . . . feisty and sour as ever, but add a little sugar and it’s transformed. Some of us are like that. This is our early spring vegetable that thinks it’s a fruit. We treat it as if it were fruit, like sour cherries, and make delicious desserts with it. Just a few weeks […]