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Monday, June 17, 2013

Rhubarb it's not just for pie! #Healthy Eating #Weekly Menu Plan

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Rhubarb
Rhubarb

Rhubarb is an interesting fruit or vegetable depending on where you are from. Here in New York State rhubarb was declared a fruit by court order in 1947 because tariffs were lower on fruits. New York State is weird that way, we have a similar legal declaration about tomatoes being a vegetable??? 

In England the first rhubarb of the season is harvest at night, supposely to pick them when the stalks are most tender.. traditionally they would do this by candlelight... kinda of scary, or romantic depending how you want to look at it....

Rhubarb leaves and flowers are toxic and were used to kill rats back in the day... the stems have been traditionally used as a laxative. Before the availablity of a regular sugar supply rhubarb was not eaten as a food in Europe and the Americans. But in the 1700's it was discovered how wonderfully delicious this vegetable could be when stewed with sugar. It has since become a seasonal ingredient in pies and cakes...

Thanks to the many bloggers who share their wonderful recipes with us on Foodie Fridays I have discovered that rhubarb is delicious in both sweet and savory dishes. Check out some of these great recipes:


Arugula Salad w/ Strawberries & Poached Rhubarb
Arugula Salad w/ Strawberries & Poached Rhubarb

Persian Rhubarb & Beef with Rice
Persian Rhubarb & Beef with Rice

Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce
Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Salmon w/ Strawberry Rhubarb Salsa
Grilled Salmon w/ Strawberry Rhubarb Salsa


Rhubarb Cream Cheese Blondies
Rhubarb Cream Cheese Blondies

Rhubarb Butter Tarts
Rhubarb Butter Tarts
Rhubarb Cake
Rhubarb Cake

Naughty Rhubarb Scones
Naughty Rhubarb Scones


Weekly Menu Plan:


Sunday: Mini Man Burger, Grilled Corn, Tomato Salad, Watermelon.

Meatless Monday: Onion & Cheese Quiche with Green Salad


Wednesday: Man Pleasing Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans

Thursday: Frozen Goya Taquitos, Sour Cream, & Guacamole

Friday: 8th Grade Graduation Party

Saturday: Softball Picnic


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29 comments:

  1. I'd LOVE to try rhubarb!
    I'm soooooooooo curious, but it's impossible to get it here.
    Do send me some :)

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    1. I'm not sure you can send a fresh vegetable. We have a lot of restrictions on that sorry Winnie.

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  2. Oh I LOVE rhubarb! I recently discovered a fabulous recipe for raspberry rhubarb crumble that will be appearing on my blog soon!

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  3. I love rhubarb, thanks for all of the great ideas!

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  4. Thanks so much for featuring my recipe, Diane! Have a wonderful week! :)

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    1. You are very welcome Sheena... I hope many people check it out.

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  5. Yay! I just purchased some rhubarb at the farmers market on Saturday and am dying to add it to my salad!

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    1. It is great poached for a salad... have fun with the recipes.

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  6. These all look sooooooooooooooooo good! Getting ready to harvest a bunch of rhubarb this week. Thanks!
    Visiting from The Chicken Chick.
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

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    1. How wonderful... you are just the person I was hoping to get these recipes too. Enjoy.

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  7. Yay!! I love rhubarb, but this is my first year experimenting with it! Thanks so much for sharing on OTMM, I can't wait to try the scones :)
    ~April

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    1. Enjoy the scones... this my first year cooking with it too.

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  8. Thanks for featuring my Grilled Salmon Diane! What a wonderful surprise. Have a great week!

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    1. You are very welcome... I'm finding rhubarb to be a very intriguing vegetable.

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  9. Pinning these different recipes! I can't get rhubarb enough so when I do I always have to make a strawberry rhubarb pie!! Thanks for the variety here....I will have to try. Visiting from Brag About It Tuesday Link Party and following you now via Bloglovin! Please visit my blog sometime....http://www.musingsofavintagejunkie.blogspot.com

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    1. It is so great to hear about other rhubarb enthusiasts. Got you on twitter thanks for the follow.

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  10. We love all of the rhubarb recipes! Thanks!

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    We'd love it if you would link back to BeBetsy at the bottom of your post. http://bebetsy.com

    Have a great week~xo
    Sharon and Denise!

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    1. It's linked through Brag about it @ VMG206

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  11. Oh how I LOVE rhubarb! Thanks for this lineup of wonderful looking recipes!

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    1. You are very welcome MJ what do you bake with rhubarb?

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  12. Thanks for featuring my recipe! All of the rhubarb recipes look amazing!

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  13. Just the other day, my (grown) son and I were at the grocery, and he pointed to rhubarb. "What's THAT?" he asked. I've always been afraid to cook it, and now you've helped me find my way to some great recipes. Thanks so much for including them at FF!

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    1. I had the same fear... so glad to help. I didn't realize it could be used in so many savory dishes.

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  14. Love rhubarb! Would love you to share it at our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party which is a summer theme this week! Visiting from the Pin Junkie link party! :)

    http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-funtastical-summer/

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  15. Thanks for the inspiration! Def have to try the salsa and other unique recipes. Please share your great creations and our Tuesday BeBetsy Brag About It party!
    Thanks and best of days ~ Sharon and Denise
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  16. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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