My love of rhubarb
Rhubarb taste soooooo wonderful. I looks amazing just as it is.
I love the colors from green to red tones.
I love the leaves. I use them for decoration. Just one leaf on a plate and then whatever you put on it it looks fantastic. I loooooooooooong for the time when they are in season, and that is NOW!!
My first rhubarbs are just big enough to pic. Make a pie out of them. Make a jam or a lovely lemonade. Make a salsa to put on you meat. Prepare them as a part of a salad. Put them in a vase. Be in inpired by RHUBARBS.
Wikipedia says :
Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a species of plant in the family Polygonaceae. They are herbaceous perennials growing from short, thick rhizomes. They have large leaves that are somewhat triangular, with long fleshy petioles. They have small flowers grouped in large compound leafy greenish-white to rose-red inflorescences.
In culinary use, fresh raw petioles (leaf stalks) are crisp (similar to celery) with a strong, tart taste. Most commonly, the plant's leaf stalks are cooked with sugar and used in pies and other desserts. A number of varieties have been domesticated for human consumption, most of which are recognised as Rheum x hybridum by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Rhubarb is usually considered a vegetable. In the United States, however, a New York court decided in 1947 that since it was used in the United States as a fruit, it counted as a fruit for the purposes of regulations and duties. A side effect was a reduction on imported rhubarb tariffs, as tariffs were higher for vegetables than fruits.
Rhubarb also contains glycosides—especially rhein, glucorhein, and emodin, which impart cathartic and laxative properties. It is hence useful as a cathartic in case of constipation.
Ok ... I can not wait a minute longer. I have to make a RHUBARB PIE NOW!!!
I love rhubarb