Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Who knew rhubarb could be so delish?

Rhubarb is beautiful
I recently got my hands on some rhubarb for the very first time. And not just any rhubarb. This stuff is gorgeous. Seriously. I couldn't stop admiring its beauty. Red metallic? Intense.
Metallic red rhubarb
The Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler recipe I used is from the always wonderful Kitchen Parade. (Alanna's recipes are always good!) Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic combination, in season at the same time, and their colors!
Spring strawberries
And with this long grey spring in Portland, these vibrant colors are so welcome.
Strawberries + rhubarb = delicious scents
Such an easy recipe, with no pie crust to roll out, and a whole lot less butter. I had never made a cobbler with cornmeal, but it gives the crust a wonderful crunch.
Bubbling rhubarb strawberry cobbler
Did I write about how good my kitchen smelled? But then there was what it tasted like....pure deliciousness. The tart tang of the rhubarb joins with the sweet strawberries, sugar and cinnamon and it's the weirdest thing. I could swear it was carbonated. It bubbled in my mouth like carbonation. Or it felt that way.
Taste-a-liciousness
Now THAT'S an introduction to rhubarb. Taste-a-liciousness!

14 comments:

April said...

my mouth is watering!!! great photos, too!

Jean Ann said...

Holy Moly! I can't believe I didn't stick around long enough to eat some of that! What was I thinking?? And great rhubarb photos, too!

thanks for the extra attention to my blog...I can always use the good press!!

Alanna said...

Aii, maybe it's the beautiful rhubarb, the glistening berries or perhaps especially your sweet words -- or hey, maybe it's hormones -- but your post brought tears to my eyes and I'm sitting here pouring over the photographs, impressed that you've made cobbler look every so swank, which it isn't of course ... it just tastes that way. Thank you for today's big smile ... post tears, that is.

Andy said...

Yum! I love rhubarb!!!!

Jean Ann said...

I forgot to mention that I made rhubarb strawberry lime ice cream. Yes, I have an ice cream maker and I bet you do, too.

It was good, reminded me of a strawberry limeaide...I need to work on perfecting the ice cream thing now that I have more time...I made a good blackberry ice cream a couple of years ago...

Cindy. Lo. said...

That is a wonderful picture of rhubarb!

SassyFemme said...

I've never had rhubarb before, but that pie looks so yummy.

Rozanne said...

Gorgeous photos!

Get this: My mom tried to serve us plain boiled rhubarb (no sugar)---yowsa. That experience put me off rhubarb for years!

fairydogmother said...

Those photos are making me want to run out right now and pick up strawberries and rhubarb so I can try the recipe for myself!

Alas, I'll have to wait until the weekend for the farmer's market. I hear patience is a virtue.

purpletwinkie said...

This brought back a lot of memories. When I was young, my family would often visit my uncle's ranch. He always had a huge garden and big rhubarb plants. I would break one off and chew on it--so sour you would squint and pucker--while exploring the ranch. :)

michelle @ TNS said...

i am so growing my own rhubarb next year.

Sophie said...

Rhubarb is a wondeful food - I'm glad you are so sold on it!

Surprisingly it works well in a savoury sauce too - we've been having it a lot with tofu recently! I love sweetened rhubarb on my porridge too.

Kevin said...

That looks so good!

Jessica said...

That looks fabulous - thanks for posting! I've become a rhubarb addict as well. I cooked some down with sugar (not too much) and orange zest and cardamom and have been mixing it into vanilla or plain yogurt every day. Yum! Gonna experiment with strawberry rhubarb jam this weekend.
Thank you!