What's in Season - Rhubarb

Growing up on a farm, we grew a variety of fruits and vegetables...but never rhubarb.
At Grandma's house is where I discovered my affection for the tart-sweetness that came in the form of a rhubarb pie. These celery like stalks made me hesitant at first, but I knew Grandma wouldn't disappoint. 

Upon seeing these beautiful stalks at the farmer's market, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them. My own simple version of a "pie." 

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

3 cups strawberries, halved
3 cups rhubarb, chopped
1/2 cup agave (or honey)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2-1 cup oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice (optional)
1/3 cup butter (I used Earth Balance)

Mix the strawberries, rhubarb, and agave throughly and place in 8X8 pan.
Then in a separate bowl mix rest of ingredients together until crumbly.
Sprinkle over fruit. Bake in oven on 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.

Sometimes I crave a little more "crisp" so feel free to add more flour and oats if you are that way too.

I think rhubarb's taste is heavenly and so appropriate for the time of it's harvest. Other than pie and crisps, I haven't had a chance to experiment with it, but would love to try it in muffins, sauce, or even a soup. I made sure to buy enough to have leftovers to freeze. Rhubarb freezes extremely well and can be left in the freezer for up to a year! I dig it. 

 Yet another successful purchase from the farmer's market. I cannot wait to go again this weekend since the list of "what's in season" is growing quite fast. 

Happy Eating! 


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7 Responses to What's in Season - Rhubarb

  1. Trying rhubarb in a soup would be interesting. I've only had strawberry rhubarb pie and I love it! Mmmmm!

  2. mmm, Farmer's Market :D I really should go to it, since it's seriously only a few blocks away from my apartment.

  3. I think I just drooled on the keyboard! Haha. I really should make this for next weekend, my Dad really loves rhubarb, he was JUST talking about this and he hates gifts so I think I am going to try it! Squee!

  4. Oh good! Food is always a great gift for men! :)

  5. Um YUM. Please just send some of this to me in the mail. haha I wish!
    I'm glad to see someone who appreciates Farmer's Markets as much as I do. Aren't they the greatest? I try to go to the one in my city every Saturday it's held. I love looking at the cute little indie shops selling soaps, earrings, and all that fun stuff. And of course the samples are great too!
    You know I don't think I've ever had rhubarb before but a rhubarb soup sounds excellent. You'll have to post the recipe if you end up making it.

  6. rhubarb pie has been on my list of things to bake for the longest time! my dad loves it, i just haven't been brave enough to cook with it yet.

  7. Beautiful pictures! Can't believe that as much as I cook and bake I've never cooked rhubarb. Will have to try it!


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