I’ve got this great big Rhubarb plant in the backyard.
That’s it there, behind the big “D” and silly screaming Munchkin ❤ 🙂
It comes back year after year, gets outrageously overgrown, turns lifeless and starts to mold by mid summer. I just don’t know what to do with it. I tried cutting the stalks and freezing them for smoothies etc. except raw rhubarb, I learned, does NOT work well in a smoothie if not cut really itty bitty first, nor are the stringies very nice to clean out of the blender. What is Rhubarb good for except for making strawberry rhubarb pie/jam/tarts?
Pies/jams/tarts aren’t usually a good idea since I have a husband who doesn’t touch sweet stuff (whaaaattt????? I know right.) and I don’t exactly want to have a whole pie hangin’ around in the kitchen because obviously I couldn’t let it go to waste.. there’s starving kids in Africa after all.. right?
Then I came across this post Angela put up over at eat spin run repeat Genius. Just genius. A Rhubarb puree was DEFINITELY in order, since it came just in the nick of time and my rhubarb had NOT yet molded or wilted. Hallelujah, finally I’m making use of my poor neglected garden! I marched my heiny right out there with a newly sharpened knife and I started slicing those stalks off like I’d done it a million times. Except I hadn’t done it a million times, the skin missing on the side of my thumb can vouch for that…
But I digress.
Wash it well, chop into small one inch pieces and dump it into a large pot with 1 cup of water. Let simmer for a few approx. 10-15 minutes until all the pieces turn to mush.
I immediately made Angela’s frozen yogurt rhubarb pops and froze the rest in ice cube trays to pop into a smoothie, or to top a bowl of oatmeal.
Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie.
Rhubarb puree works very well here. Very well. It was the perfect evening snack last night 🙂
What would you make with a plethora of fresh rhubarb? What would you use the Frozen puree for?
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