Tag: rhubarb

Real Food Origins: Rhubarb

As common as rhubarb is in much of the US, it is not a native plant to North America. European immigrants brought it here in the 18th century, after it was grown and used for centuries as a medicinal root in China, and spread throughout Asia and Europe over eastern trade routes. Although commonly treated ...

CSA Share #4, Salads, and Strawberry Rhubarb Nonsense

As you can see, there’s a bit less green leafy here, as the cool weather greens make way for the warm weather lovers – squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers. There’s still lettuce coming, and kale, but the bags of baby greens are gone for now. In addition, there is basil, dill, scallions, and beet greens with ...


Rhubarb Two Ways

I have been messing around with rhubarb all month, looking for ways to use it that don’t involve dessert. After quickly discovering the Rhubarb Balsamic Reduction and Maple Rhubarb Glaze, I found myself struggling to find success in my Don-Quixote-Meets-Iron-Chef quest for rhubarby goodness, without a load of sugar or crust involved.


Maple Rhubarb Balsamic Glaze

According to Foodimentary, today is Strawberry-Rhubarb Day. Who knew? The week has gone by in a blur of strawberry-picking, recipe-working, homework-nagging, dog-walking, mad activity. One more week of school (but no homework-yay!), and then CSA pickups start-yay! So much food, so little time. So the Rhubarb Balsamic Reduction from last week sat in the refrigerator ...