World’s Slowest Rhubarb

Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Gardening teaches me a lot of patience. In the big picture, having more patience is very useful. In the small picture, it doesn’t turn my rhubarb red! My new rhubarb recipes are starting to pile up. I planted a teeny rhubarb plant last year. Now it is a robust size. Some stems show some signs of red, but none are ready to harvest yet. It’s the middle of June. I bought some rhubarb from the store to make a quite tasty strawberry-rhubarb crisp.  I made some rhubarb sauce too. But now I want to use our own homegrown.

I’m itching to try a rhubarb bitters recipe from The Seasonal Cocktail Companion by Maggie Savarino. I even brought back grains of paradise from Kalustyan’s in NYC to be prepared.

Last week, I attended a mouth watering demonstration at the Book Larder featuring Food in Jars by Marisa McClellan. Her rhubarb chutnety recipe caught my eye, as well as her rhubarb syrup. She made strawberry vanilla bean jam as she shared her book. It was out of this world delectable.

Fortunately, there’s no shortage of other recipes to try in the meantime. And strawberries from our garden are beating the rhubarb to the being ripe finish line.

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