Rhubarb ideas

Rhubarb Ideas: Rhubarb pie is a recipe most people can find in a cookbook - here are some other rhubarb suggestions.           

-Add rhubarb to bean dishes, lentils or stuffed inside a roasted chicken. It adds a lemon flavor and vitamin C to your meal.         

- Make a rhubarb sauce for dessert or on meats– for a sweet sauce good on ice cream or pancakes we heat 2-3 cups rhubarb, ½ cup maple syrup or sugar and ½-1 cups water and simmer until the rhubarb dissolves into a sauce. For meats we use a similar technique but add 3-4 Tbs. Balsamic vinegar, a few pinches of salt and pepper, and only 2 Tbs. of sweetener. Ramps or onions can be added to the savory sauce and served over pork, beef or tofu.                                                                                 

-Make Rhubarb-Aide/Rhubarb “ice tea” – Bring to a boil 3 cups chopped rhubarb, 4-5 cups water, 3 Tbs honey or maple syrup. Simmer for 15 minutes, strain out rhubarb and chill. You can also add a cinnamon stick or 2 regular tea bags of your choice for different flavors.