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 ...

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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.

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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 ...