Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rhubarb

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The rhubarb is coming on strong. Tonight we had a rhubarb strawberry lavender compote for dessert.

15 comments:

The Gardeness said...

Beautiful color. Can I have your garden? I spread mulch and had eggs for dinner after deciding cereal was too pathetic. Some day I will produce produce out of this darn yard.

Katarina i Kullavik said...

What a great combination - rhubarbs, strawberries and lavender.... must be delicious! /Katarina

Wild Flora said...

You can be sure I'll be thinking about this dessert all day! The addition of lavender (which I love in all its guises) is a great touch. But where's the recipe? Enquiring tummies need to know!

Thanks for stopping by my blog,
Wild F.

GardenJoy4Me said...

You have me VERY jealous .. rhubarb .. strawberry and orange sections are also a heck of a delicious combination ! Yum !
Joy

Jean Ann said...

What is so weird is that my post today is also on rhubarb! That's kinda freaky...go check it out!

gintoino said...

I tasted rhubarb for the first time the other day (not a commun vegetable in Portugal) and I totally loved it! I'm considering adding it to my vegetable garden. Just need to find where to buy it ;-)

Brenda Kula said...

I wish I was so inventive. My usual fare is organic black bean soup over wheat rice. Of course, my husband usually eats a protein bar for supper if he's here (and doctors often aren't). You get use to eating alone. But then you don't go to the lengths you once did. I don't even think I've ever had rhubarb!
Brenda

Brenda Kula said...

I wish I was so inventive. My usual fare is organic black bean soup over wheat rice. Of course, my husband usually eats a protein bar for supper if he's here (and doctors often aren't). You get use to eating alone. But then you don't go to the lengths you once did. I don't even think I've ever had rhubarb!
Brenda

Petunia's Gardener said...

Yes, yes! The recipe please. I'll look tomorrow, but I don't think I have much stalk showing to harvest yet. I do have the lavender to add, though. Lovely photo, too.

Jean Ann said...

Oh, and I would love to have your compote recipe...at some point all 4 of my rhubarbs will start producing...yeesh! That's a lot of rhubarb!

Petunia's Gardener said...

No stalks here yet. Just leaves all snuggled up to the earth.

jean said...

Hi there. It was nice to hear from you and to learn that there are other garden bloggers living close by. I just posted about rhubarb too! Seems there are several of us with the same things on the brain. My photos actually look like brains... Weird.
I am enjoying your writing. Thanks.

Sarah Laurence Blog said...

What a great rhubarb photo! My in laws grow it in their garden in England and served it in a pie with ginger and custard on our last visit. I'll have to show her your compote recipe. I haven't seen rhubarb much in the states.

Annie in Austin said...

Those red stems are so pretty! We used it for strawberry rhubarb pie when we lived in Illinois - but your recipe sounds quite interesting WWWenches! No rhubarb here- while we dip below freezing, this plant needs a couple of months of cold temps to rest the root.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

ladyluz said...

Cor, that looks fab. Just cannot grow it here - it needs to be colder so we pop along to Gibraltar and have to buy it in tins and make a lovely rhubarb and ginger crumble. Can't beat the real thing though.