Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rhubarb Season!

Well, the bountifulness of the summer is already upon us - the rhubarb is ready to be picked. One of our family favorites - in really any recipe, is Rhubarb. However, I will let you in on the best and simplest recipe ever for rhubarb -one that you and your family can enjoy again and again. Rhubarb Compote.

Soak and clean the stalks of rhubarb and cut into chunks. Place in a nice heavy pan (or whatever you've got) and put on a very low heat to simmer. Yep, that's right - don't add water, the rhubarb has plenty enough to make the sauce. It may take awhile, but this will cook down into a thick sauce. Add sugar to taste while it is still warm and then = EAT!

Eat it all by itself, eat it slopped onto of some vanilla ice cream, eat it for breakfast served over a sliced banana, add some strawberries to it and serve over shortcakes (rhubarb will take on the taste of the berries and give you more to serve at less the price!
Ask your neighbors for some from their garden - then be polite, and share some delicious compote with them - you will always have a ready supply of ingredients at hand that way

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