Kieran McCourt, Weavers Way Ambler
- It’s in the same family as buckwheat.
- Due to import/export laws, it’s classified as a fruit. (At one time, it was cheaper to import fruit than vegetables.)
Things to Do with It Besides Pie, Jam, & Crumbles:
- Blanch it to use in a salsa with tomato, pepper, vinegar and a little sugar.
- Stew or braise it with chicken, pork, or lamb.
- Make a spring salad with rhubarb cut in thin strips and sliced radishes.
- Make a shrub: Put equal parts rhubarb and sugar into a sealed jar and let the combination sit for a couple days until it gets syrupy (or cook it on the stove). Then strain it and add to seltzer, club soda or the adult spirit of your choice.
- Make a chutney with onion and mustard seeds.