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Saturday, April 25, 2015

An Abundance of Rhubarb

Hullo! Mama was out and about today and stopped by some friends who had a rhubarb plant. They don't like rhubarb so offered some to Mama. It was an awfully big plant!

So... she brought it home for me to handle... uh-huh...

Like... seriously??? All of this??

I'm just a little bear!! I will supervise... Mama can chop and wash and do whatever.

First, you have to take the leaves off... they are poisonous you know - but they make good compost.

And good lounging spots for little bears!

Then you take the stalks and wash them very well.

Then... well... then you decide what you're going to do with 50+ stalks of rhubarb.

After a quick phone-a-friend call, we decided to chop it and freeze it.

That's a lot of chopping, glad I am supervising!

Voila!! Six zip-loc bags full of chopped rhubarb!! Does anyone have any good rhubarb recipes that we could try? Maybe with honey in it???

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  1. Andrea's Mum makes a good Roo Barb Crumble with mashed up digestive biscuits on it.....

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  2. We have our own rhubarb plant in our garden, we love rhubarb! We found a recipe for a rhubarbcake but haven't made it yet. Our rhubarb plant is very small, we'll have to wait till june to get rhubarb cake:-)! If the recipe is good we'll try to translate it for you.

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    1. We have a little rhubarb plant in our garden but it is still small. Mama said she couldn't leave the big pile of rhubarb on that huge plant because the flowers were just starting to come. Any rhubarb recipes are appreciated!

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  3. Rhubarb?!? Already!?! "Grumble, grumble" says Jerry. Ben is more interested in how you're going to use it...rhubarb crumble? rhubarb pie?

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    1. Yup... rhubarb! Not sure how to use it... any good ideas/recipes

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  4. How about Strawberry Rhubarb pie? I found a recipe and if you need a taste tester I bet I would be happy to help out. My guess is a little bear from the Midwest with a sweetooth and a green paw might be willing to taste test as well.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/grandmas-strawberry-rhubarb-pie-recipe.html

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    1. That sounds yummy! I will have to try and decide which recipes are best!

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  5. Wow, that's a lot of rhubarb. Was this another back alley deal? Isn't there a type of pie called Strawberry Rhubarb?...

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    1. Sort of a backyard deal! I see a pattern between strawberry & rhubarb... is that a match made in heaven?

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  6. I guess..I hear about it all the time. Best part is...there's no chocolate involved, so I can taste test it! Let us know what it turns out.

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    1. I will definitely do that... I see rhubarb cake (instead of carrot cake)... and strawberry-rhubarb tartlets are an option as well... so many choices...

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  7. I have never had rhubearb before.. I didn't know the leaves are poisonous!

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