Thursday, August 18, 2005

Rhubarb!


Well, I tried to add a slick little poll to this blog entry, with no success :( What I want to know is, do that many of you really not know what rhubarb is?? Steve and I love, love, love it...his parents have a big patch in their garden so we got some when we were home last weekend. It is so yummy: rhubarb crunch, rhubarb sauce, strawberry-rhubarb jam, rhubarb pie, rhubarb cake...are you noticing a pattern here?...

Steve and I made some rhubarb cake so he could take it to work for a little potluck they were having. All the guys eyed it warily like it was some drug or a plant from outer space, and only about two and a half pieces were eaten (one of which I'm sure Steve himself ate). They had never heard of rhubarb! Apparently it doesn't grow well in the South. What a sad, deprived life. He tried to describe it to them, without much success ("well, it sort of looks like huge stalks of celery, but it's red on the ends...it's a vegetable but tastes like fruit...you'd never want to eat it raw; it's extremely sour-bitter...but I promise, it's sweet and tart and tastes so good in this cake!").

So I'm curious, how many of you have never heard of or tried rhubarb? Leave me comments! And you will have my sympathy.

4 comments:

Kelly Ashlock said...

Are you kidding me!!!! Rhubarb is the BEST THING GOING. In fact, I just bought some Rhubarb to make a pie with this week. (Had to buy it...didn't know anyone who was growing some.) Aaron thinks it's awful. I'm okay with that, though...More PIE for me!!! You'll have to send me a recipie for Rhubarb crunch! That' sounds wonderful. I miss you Amy...I'm dying for a talk!
Love, Kelly

tonia said...

are you serious? Man, I'm sure glad my roots lie in the Midwest cause people out here in Cali are clueless as well!! Poor people, i feel so bad for them. Tell the hubbie hi and give em a hug for me! (you did marry the worlds best hugger ya know?!?)

Jackie said...

Wow it is very sad when you meet people that don't know what rhubarb is! I actually used to eat it raw with sugar on it .. but is IS sour! My grandma makes ruhbarb everything. It's so yummy! :-)

Hummel Family said...

We Grow rhubarb in our back yard!!! Its great...we have a good Rhubarb Crisp recipe. Let me know if you want it.

JoEllen