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Rhubarb Crumble

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Nothing says springtime like rhubarb. You either love it, or have no clue what to do with it. If we get strawberries soon, a strawberry rhubarb pie sounds great, but until then, rhubarb crumble is the ticket.

The other day, when I stopped at Boarman’s, these long beautiful stalks of rhubarb just jumped out and landed in my cart.

This was the same day I found the steamed shrimp. I brought it home and searched my apps for a good recipe.

The iPad is such an amazing toy. This Food Network recipe was simple, straightforward, and looked good. I didn’t follow it though. I substituted all over the place. And, I make a real mess when I bake. At cooking, I am organized. When I bake, the kitchen is a war zone.

Since I had to zest an orange for the recipe, I decided to use it plus some fennel, the last of the CSA beets, red onion, lemon olive oil, salt and pepper and make a salad to go with dinner.

The rhubarb crumble will be dessert later tonight when my hubby gets home from teaching. I will serve it with vanilla ice cream. Since joining a CSA and getting things like rhubarb in the box, like we did last year, I have become more adventurous in the kitchen. Have you cooked with rhubarb? What did you make?


About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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  1. Rhubarb Rhubarb! YUM YUM! I have been working on growing it here in S.TX. The first year I brought transplants from my mom’s up in MN – that didn’t work. Then I learned it is an annual here (can’t survive the summer heat). I found some plants in a local nursery and put them in this fall (faithfully covering them in the winter as necessary) and they were doing great. Then I noticed they weren’t putting up new stalks – dang fire ants had eaten out the center core of the plants – no more growth – no harvest AT ALL! grr. Will try again next year. Until they, when ever I head up to mom’s I LOAD my backpack FULL of rhubarb and bring it home and freeze it. I love making a rhubarb fizz drink (will post about that soon, it is time to thaw some and make a new batch!) Love anything rhubarb. your crumble looks wonderful!

  2. I looove rhubarb also. When I was little my mom would give us a stalk of raw rhubarb & a dish of sugar to dip it in. It was veeeery puckery, but good.


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