06 May '11, 10pm

Spring Means Rhubarb! Make Ice Cream, Jam and More

Spring Means Rhubarb! Make Ice Cream, Jam and More

Tangy, delicious rhubarb is on the minds of many. A sure sign of spring -- ours is finally peeking up through the snow. It was something we had to plant on our bare town lot last season. A beautiful, vibrant red and green rhubarb patch is a symbol of a well established yard- something we both wanted! For years we have found other sources to acquire the neglected plant--often from neighbors or friends. So, going out to the yard to gather our own crisp stalks--and transforming them into something delicious- -connects us to the fact that our parents and their parents alike, have done so for many years. Perhaps we wanted to plant rhubarb to carry on this tradition. Pungent rhubarb, also known as, the "pie plant"-- begs to be mellowed. You can do this easily by cooking the stalks. You'll be rewarded with luscious jams, syrups, pies and tarts. You would love the simplicity of Fo...

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