Rhubarb Custard Pie

I am not a pie expert, and have made less pies than I have fingers, but when an old-time Vermonter told me the ‘very best rhubarb pie’ was a Rhubarb Custard Pie, I had to try it out. I must agree… it is a winner! Make pastry for two-crust pie of desired size. I used…

Rhubarb

Rhubarb is technically a vegetable, only the stalk of the rhubarb, called ‘petioles,’ are edible. Selection and Storage: The first rhubarb stalks to appear in early spring are the most tender.  Stalks can range in color from pink to red to green; color is no indicator of maturity, though generally red stalks are sweeter than…

Shaved Rhubarb and Radish Salad

A little hesitant to try rhubarb without drowning it in sugar? You will be pleasantly surprised at how good it is! This salad seems a perfect balance of sweet, sour and a little bit of spice. Ingredients: • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar • 2 tsp honey • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil…

Rhubarb Orange Refresher

Welcome Summer! A perfect way to cool off during the hot summer months! Ingredients: • 3 cups fresh rhubarb, cut crosswise in 1/2-inch slices, about 3/4 lb. • 4 cups cold water • 1 cup strawberries, frozen (or fresh) • 1 cup orange juice • 4 mint sprigs, for garnish Directions: 1. In large, stainless…

Charred Rhubarb Compote

Another farm share season and another year of delicious food! We hope you enjoy the many tasty recipes to come! Ingredients 1 1⁄2 lb. rhubarb, trimmed and sliced 1⁄4” thick 1 1⁄2 cups sugar 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice Instructions Heat oven broiler. Arrange rhubarb in…

First Distribution 2017

The summer distribution season of 2017 is finally here! We were awakened this morning by beautiful sunshine and blue skies. What a great way to start off the season especially due to the fact that the past few weeks have been filled with torrential and non stop rain. Even though mud boots were still a…

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Rhubarb, a spring tonic for vitamin C and calcium, is an easy and versatile fruit to use. One of the drawbacks is that because it is so tart, most recipes call for more sugar than most other desserts. By combining the stalks with sweeter fruits, like strawberries, the sugar content in recipes can be lowered…

Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars

This is one of Kaarina’s families’ favorite way of cooking and eating rhubarb for a delicious spring treat. Crust (Mix till crumbles): 1/2 C Butter 1/2 C Brown Sugar 1/2 C Oatmeal 1 1/4 C Flour 1/4 tsp Salt Press half into 9” square pan (save rest for top). Filling (Combine, blend well): 8 oz…