Last year our rhubarb plant did not survive the previous winter so we planted a new one and took extra care to protect it this past winter. I was so happy to see it sprouting up through the earth this spring. It is thriving and we can already see that it has multiplied into a few other plants. So today I cut my first few stalks of homegrown rhubarb! And, of course, to celebrate this feat, I made a cake. Yeah, you’re not surprised by that fact, are you? There’s always a good excuse for cake!
I can only cut a few stalks this season so that the rhubarb plant can become and stay strong. I’d love to try a poached rhubarb in maple syrup and lemon to spoon over homemade yogurt and granola. Please share some of your favorite and unusual ways to cook and eat this beautiful tart plant in the comments!
If you make it to the end of this post (I hope so!) there’s a funny photo of “Rhubarb Boy”, my sweet little helper at it again!
Rhubarb Boy to the rescue!!!