Revisiting a post from a few years ago, because rhubarb is coming on here on the prairies right now! What are your favourite rhubarb recipes?
This is a good year for rhubarb here in Calgary: we’ve gotten plenty of moisture and the temperatures have been relatively cool so far. I don’t grow rhubarb myself, but there is a plant at the community garden where I rent a plot. Because there are 27 plotholders, one rhubarb plant doesn’t go very far, so out of fairness, a system of rationing has been implemented. Late last week I picked my allowance, and mulled over how best to use it. My go-to rhubarb recipe has always been a rhubarb cake from the Purity Cookbook (you can see a modified version of this recipe on my blog Blooms and Spoons, over at Grit.com), but this time I was looking for something a little different. I had a refreshing drink in mind, but I seem to have misplaced my recipe for Rhubarb Fizz, and the ones I’ve found (so far) on the Internet aren’t the same. The organic lemons and strawberries I had in the fridge…
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Goodness! I just talked to my Pa last night about this! The best rhubarb pie contains just rhubarb and sugar! Rhubarb is supposed to be tart. That is what makes is to excellent. Adding apples or strawberries defeats the purpose. I still grow the same rhubarb that my great grandfather gave me before I was in kindergarten.