Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mmmmm. I love rhubarb.

In my amazing bag '0 veggies, I found rhubarb this week.  I really like rhubarb.  I love the tart taste.  I love the slightly stringy texture.  I especially love it with strawberries.  We are heading over to a friend's house for dinner tonight.  I took my ruby stalks and sliced them into bite sized pieces.  I put them in a pot and added some sugar, vanilla, and a tiny bit of water.  I let it cook until the rhubarb wasn't so firm.  Then I added some sliced strawberries.  I let it simmer for about 15 more minutes until it was a ruby red, juicy slush.  I plan on bringing it tonight with a quart of vanilla ice cream.  Or, I may just sit over the pan with a spoon and eat the entire batch.  It could go either way.

1 comment:

Lainie said...

As the recipient of that rhubarb strawberry compote, I have to say how glad I am it made its way over to my place.

I've enjoyed it with ice cream, stirred into plain yogurt with blueberries, and I'm pondering using the rest along with some Cool Whip to make a frozen sort of mousse.

If it lasts that long.