Up here in northern Ontario, seeds have been planted, some things may have healthy sprouts, and lots of the flowers are blooming. Unless you have employed the use of a greenhouse however, pretty much all you can really guarantee is that the rhubarb is ready!
Rhubarb is plentiful this time of year, and a pretty reliable crop. I have a couple of standby recipes that I make with rhubarb. Let’s see, strawberry rhubarb pie, rhuberry jam, rhubarb crisp, rhubarb cobbler and rhubarb muffins have been the most successful. I have included some recipes below, in case you find yourself with plenty of rhubarb, and need something to do with it. When I was a little girl we use to just pull it out, and dip it in sugar. I wonder if it is still acceptable to do that. Hmmm. It also freezes really well.
As for the rest of our gardening… the onion sets are sprouting, the peas are sprouting and the pumpkins are sprouting now also. There is no sign of carrots, but I have never had much luck with carrots. I always have the best of intentions, but ultimately I forget about them, and then rediscover them very late in the year. In fact, I think I picked a few this spring from last year, when I was getting the soil ready. I have heaps of tomato and pepper plants that are ready to go into the garden also, but I am procrastinating. I am putting it off, maybe for another week. See, I have this fear that there will be another frost. Historically I have waited until the new moon in June to plant frost sensitive items outdoors. This year the new moon in June isn’t coming around until the 28th. I don’t plan on waiting quite that long to plant, but boy wouldn’t I feel silly if I put out my tomatoes and peppers just to have them wiped out by the frost.Around the yard; the bleeding heart is in full bloom, and the daffodils have almost run their course. There are some beautiful blossoms on our cherry tree. Aren’t cherry blossoms one of the most beautiful things in the world? They remind me of Anne of Green Gables, and make me want to grab a book, and sit by the cherry tree.So I thought I would wrap up this week’s blog with some favourite rhubarb recipes, and ask you to share some of yours. Just click on the links to get the recipes, enjoy!
Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie