The other day I saw a recipe on Pinterest that included rhubarb and it instantly brought back memories of summer. When I used to spend days at my grandmother’s house, we would often play around in her backyard, which included a small garden (we mostly played basketball on the small court, but the garden was a close 2nd in terms of outdoor fun). One item she frequently grew when the weather was warm was rhubarb. I’m sure she made food from the rhubarb, but all I remember is picking it myself and biting on the sour-yet-delicious plants straight from the ground. I loved the tart taste for some reason and would look forward to enjoying rhubarb when I visited her.
Then as I got older, I experienced rhubarb once again. When I was a waitress at a local restaurant/ice cream shop/candy store, they often had strawberry rhubarb pie as a dessert. It was delicious. Sure, that job wasn’t the best and created a lot of embarrassing/hilarious teenage moments, but at least the food was good.
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t think I’ve had anything with rhubarb in it since then, and I’m missing it. So I browsed the web for a few summer recipes that I could try to make on an upcoming weekend. I’m thinking a fun rhubarb drink or a fruity dessert- two of my favorite things to make. Do you enjoy rhubarb? What are some of your favorite recipes using this ingredient?
Rhubarb Iced Tea | Rhubarb Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting | Toasted Pecan and Rhubarb Bread | Strawberry-Rhubarb Sangria | Rhubarb Sorbet | Rhubarb Meringue Pie | Rhubarb Bundt Cake
I have similar childhood memories…we used to dip it in bowls of sugar and eat it straight from the garden!
To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I ate rhubarb, I really must try it again!
Yum! Definitely trying these–I don’t think I’ve ever actually made anything with rhubarb!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE rhubarb pie! It is my fave! My mom used to grow rhubarb in our backyard, so we cooked with it a lot 🙂
love anything with rhubarb! my mom makes a killer strawberry rhubarb pie. we were so excited when we moved a new house and found a huge rhubarb plant in the back –best surprise ever!
Yummm! That’s awesome that the house came pre-installed with some rhubarb
I don’t think I’ve ever actually had rhubarb but the pie sounds delicious!
Rachel your nana seemed like such a sweet little lady! It’s no wonder you miss her. Those childhood memories will be with you forever and her legacy will live on! She would be so proud of you! I’ve never tried rhubarb, but I definitely will…especially in sweets;)!
This is such a sweet comment 🙂
I adore rhubarb! Making a crisp is my favorite. Reminds me of summer!
I hate to admit it, but I’ve never had rhubarb before! These look yummy though!
A lot of people haven’t tried it – they’re always asking me what it tastes like.