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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
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked 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 and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.