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Rhubarb, In Season and on the Blackboard

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One of my favorite things to post on my kitchen blackboard is a list of all the in-season goodies going on now. I post these because they are good reminders of what I should be eating and when.

I just updated the board with the May eatables. On the list?

  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Bell peppers
  • Asparagus
  • Snap peas
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Hot-house tomatoes

I like all of these things. Except rhubarb. Not because I’ve ever eaten a dish with rhubarb that I didn’t like. More because I’ve actually never tried a dish with rhubarb. Pity, ain’t it?

Thankfully, in my google-searching for a dish using rhubarb I stumbled across this little gem of an article from Paula Deen.

She offers tips about rhubarb selection, storage, and preparation, and even includes a few recipes. I’m setting a goal for myself to give a couple of rhubarb recipes a try. First on the list? Strawberry rhubarb ginger crumble. Yes, please. I’ll have two.