Wordless Wednesday: Rhubarb


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  1. Chloé254

    These sticks of rhubarb look like candy! They’re beautiful.

    3:08 pm  May 27th, 2009
  2. Jodi

    i have been craving rhubarb cake!

    3:12 pm  May 27th, 2009
  3. Rachel

    I adore rhubarb!! That picture makes me want to find some fresh rhubarb and make a rhubarb/strawberry crisp!!

    3:15 pm  May 27th, 2009
  4. Amber

    What did you think of the smell? I am not a fan! Though I did enjoy the rhubarb crumble I made. I can see why it’s often paired with a sweeter fruit like strawberries.

    3:28 pm  May 27th, 2009
  5. Julie

    Had seared foie gras with rhubarb on a soft cracker last night at Cafe’ Juanita. It was the best appetizer I’d ever had. Check out the chef Holly Smith at CafeJuanita.com

    4:11 pm  May 27th, 2009
  6. Tom

    Forget the strawberries and other fruits. Just go for a straight rhubarb pie. I use the Joy of Cooking recipe.
    My 90 year old pie-making mom just moved in with us and the rhubarb outside is ready. How can I send you a picture?

    4:39 pm  May 27th, 2009
  7. theungourmet

    The little white specs look really cool! I really want to use rhubarb in some jam this summer.

    4:56 pm  May 27th, 2009
  8. E'beth Garren

    Old Mrs Wenberg shaking her ancient finger at us kids as we scramed out of her yard with big handfuls of stolen rhubarb stalks. Whoa, was she scary. The saliva’s running just thinking about chewing on that stuff once we got where it was safe.

    5:16 pm  May 27th, 2009
  9. Devany

    BEAUTIFUL ! Perfect for a wordless Wednesday! Did I read you had a new camera? SLR? You are capturing such depth. I have to say that Julie’s post made my mouth water! Aw they all did.

    My house in Chicago has the most amazing bed of rhubarb, just sitting there next to the asparagus beds… the house is for sale and it breaks my heart that nobody is harvesting it.

    They do have rhubarb here in Hawaii, up north in Waimea, but even there it doesn’t turn very red, barely pink really, and I hate the idea of using food coloring!

    E’beth… your story was great!

    5:54 pm  May 27th, 2009
  10. Virginia Claus

    Ohhhh so pretty! Here’s a great Cinnamon Rhubarb Muffin Recipe…


    6:48 pm  May 27th, 2009
  11. Nicole

    Virginia: That muffin recipe sounds fantastic! I was already thinking about making muffins or a cake tomorrow. I have quite a bit of rhubarb and I’m looking forward to experimenting more tomorrow!

    7:12 pm  May 27th, 2009
  12. Stacey

    Mmmmmm… That time of year again.

    7:54 pm  May 27th, 2009
  13. Allen

    Great photo of the rhubarb – it’s making me wish I had bought some last week when I had the chance. I must make rhubarb bread soon.

    7:25 am  May 28th, 2009
  14. Kathy

    what a gorgeous photo ! When I was little my great aunt (Annie Owens, Grammy’s sister) used to make rhubard pie. She also used to cook it up and serve it in dish in a sweet syrup. I remember liking it.

    10:24 am  May 28th, 2009
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    11:00 am  May 28th, 2009
  16. Jumper

    OMG! Rhubarb!! I was raised around southern Lake Michigan. Rhubarb was the first “fruit” of the season that we could pick for pies. My grandmother lived with us. When I cut and brought in the first bag full, they’d be just as happy as me. Within a couple of days they’d knock out a couple of rhubarb pies, sometimes with raisins. Don’t eat much of it any more because of all the sugar required to blunt the strong native bitterness but the memories are so sweet!.

    12:40 pm  May 28th, 2009
  17. Janice

    Gorgeous! Makes me want to run and make a pie ASAP!

    7:36 pm  May 28th, 2009
  18. Mamaliga

    Nicole, I know it is wordless – but did you harvest these from your garden??

    Gabi @ mamaliga.

    9:28 am  May 29th, 2009
  19. Nicole

    Gabi: The rhubarb came from one of the Farmer’s Markets down here in San Diego. My garden is bare at the moment. My lettuce is done and I never got around to planting anything else. My summer is filling up quickly so I’m thinking the vegetable garden might best be put off til next year! 🙂

    10:35 am  May 29th, 2009
  20. Anticiplate

    I am so anxious to see the adjoining recipe that goes with this first photo! 🙂

    1:54 pm  May 29th, 2009
  21. Hélène

    I love your picture. I have to get some more, at the market, to make jam 🙂

    10:19 pm  May 29th, 2009
  22. Cookin' Canuck

    What a beautiful shot!

    4:03 pm  May 30th, 2009
  23. Yum

    Beautiful picture, the rhubarb looks delicious!

    12:15 pm  Jun 1st, 2009
  24. Meagan

    How odd… I saw someone checking out yesterday here in Sig with these and was all like “What the…” I couldn’t figure out what it was (honestly, i’ve never seen a stalk of Rhubarb before in my life). Welp, now I know!!

    5:22 am  Jun 2nd, 2009
  25. julo

    The rhubarb is looking wonderfully delish this year! I just made the rhubarb coffee crumb cake from Smitten Kitchen and it was fantastic.

    11:20 am  Jun 3rd, 2009
  26. Janine

    I always have rhubarb envy when everyone else seems to have it before the chilly Midwest. I just made this season’s first batch of rhubarb jam, sweet lusciousness on toast!

    7:00 pm  Jun 10th, 2009
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