I grew up in New England and rhubarb was always a staple of our garden. I remember my mom telling my father that she didn’t care how much ^%$& rhubarb there was in the garden, he should leave the darn stuff there! It grew like a weed! Here in the south, it is considered an ‘exotic’ garden plant! I planted a root a couple years ago and it has been slow to take off but I am finally starting to get actual rhubarb from it! It is great just eaten straight dipped in a bowl of sugar but you can make it into pies, crisps, sauces and all sorts of other things! Here is a recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Compote…it is great over a bowl of vanilla icecream! I got the recipe from the Rhubarb Compendium seeing as my mom didn’t have one readily available…her’s is more a ‘throw all the stuff in a pot and cook’ sortof suggestion!
3 Cups chopped rhubarb (green or pink, it doesn’t matter)
1 Cup chopped strawberries
1/4 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup water
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.