Rhubarb Fritters - I got this recipe from my niece's son. Since we live in apple country, we have enjoyed apple fritters for many years. This rhubarb treat is a nice change for spring when apples are few and rhubarb is plentiful. -Helen Budinock, Wolcott, New York
Rhubarb Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is one of the first perennials to come up in spring. This is a plant for cooler regions since it cannot withstand heat above 90F. Well-drained soil amended with rich manure is ideal for growing this vegetable. Sections of rhubarb roots should be planted in early spring and the soil kept moist. Since the clumps can grow 3-4 feet across, sufficient… [read more]
Strawberry rhubarb muffins with a dash of cinnamon, using greek yogurt instead of milk and applesauce instead of oil. This is a great way to bake with rhubarb and eat up some of your strawberries too! | @trialandeater
*STEWED RHUBARB - Don’t peel the deep pink stalks! Just wash them well, trim them and slice into three-quarters to one-inch lengths. For each pound, add 1/4 cup water and cook, covered, in a heavy pan until barely tender. This takes about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 to 1 cup sugar–to suit your taste–and cook until sugar is dissolved. Stir it gently but be careful not to mash it to pieces.