I love nettles, I love sorrel, I love overwintered kale and other stuff from the garden this time of year, but nothing gives me more happiness that RHUBARB!
I don't even know why I started this thread, I was just so HAPPY!!
So, if you have reason to celebrate, I'd love to hear from you. Do you have a favorite variety? Is is mostly green or really, really red? Does it turn pies green/orange/pink? What is your favorite way to enjoy it? Have you tried some of the savory (Mediterranean) recipes I've heard about? Or do you have trouble wanting anything except Rhubarb Pie? (oh, yeah, that's me!) And how do you like that pie? Straight up, no ice cream or strawberries? (Yup!) Or do you like berries with it? (Raspberries are delish!) Any tips or troubles growing it?
Come celebrate rhubarb with me, by posting in this Positively Pointless Thread of mine! Here's a recipe to use with all that rhubarb sauce I know you (and I) will be making:
RHUBARB SAUCE WITH LEMON CREAM:
Rhubarb sauce (which is really good cooked with lime zest, BTW--try it!)
Lemon Cream: Using a fine zester (like a MicroPlane) zest 1 tsp of zest--no white part. Mix into whipped cream, along with sugar to taste (optional). For best flavor, allow to chill overnight before beating into Lemon Cream.
Place a dollop of Lemon Cream on rhubarb sauce, or fold in sauce like a Fool (the fruit-and-cream dish, not you!) and serve immediately.