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First Rhubarb of the Season

May 16th, 2016

Yesterday, I harvest the first rhubarb of the season. I have some frozen strawberries from last year’s harvest that I have saved for this day. A delicious strawberry rhubarb sauce was made, which will be stirred into semifreddo to make a strawberry rhubarb ice cream.
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It’s such a wonderful flavor combination, no wonder it’s so popular. Of course I made more than I needed for ice cream, so I’ll have it to stir into yogurt as well. I’m happy as can be that the harvest season has arrived, it’s such a wonderful feeling to be eating seasonal fruits and vegetables once again, especially those harvested from my garden!

What are you harvesting from your garden?

5 Comments to “First Rhubarb of the Season”
  1. Laura ~ Raise Your Garden on May 16, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Silly, but it snowed yesterday in Buffalo where I live! A few days before it was almost 80 degrees. That is Buffalo weather for you!! anyhow, not really harvesting anything yet, but my garlic is looking so good! Can’t wait to eat.

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  2. Tom Wolfe on May 16, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Rhubarb!!!

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  3. Tom Wolfe on May 16, 2016 at 9:31 am

    (and with it I baked a very tasty apple rhubarb cake! Yay!)

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  4. Katie on May 16, 2016 at 9:44 am

    What pot is that in the background?! Looks really cool!

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  5. Susan Ingle on May 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/scottloitsch/rhu-who/?bffbtasty&utm_term=.bkNKOr8vJ#.tgEmbZzM5

    Saw this recipe online today for individual strawberry/rhubarb cobblers with cream cheese buttermilk biscuit topping.. oh YUM!

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