Everything Rhubarb and some Chocolate too.
I got a phone call the other day from a woman I've never met and she asked me to participate in the Day of the Rhubarb which is being held in a kind of Folk museum in the City. Apparently she got my name from the Gardening Society as someone who is an expert on using Rhubarb. Oh! Ok! I can be that!
So I've been up to my eyeballs in Rhubarb ever since that phone call, wiping the dust off my various Rhubarb recipes and looking for new ones, making stuff from the recipes to snap photos and even creating one, this Rhubarb and Chocolate chip muffins. Well, at least adjusting a recipe to fit me needs. In my 20 minute talk I want to show how incredibly versatile Rhubarb is and give people recipes for every part of the plant.
I didn't have a photo of my Rhubarb syrup, so I made some so that I could snap a picture. When making syrup, there is always the problem of what to do with the mash that is left from sieving. This time I adjusted a muffin recipe and came up with this:
Rhubarb and Chocolate Muffins.
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Fill the muffin form and put a small dollop of rhubarb mash on top and a chocolate chip. Sprinkle with some sugar. Bake for about 20-30 minutes, check with a toothpick.
They were really nice and I was very happy that I didn't have to throw away food. Although I could have put it on the compost heap, but this is so much better.
The speaking thing is on June 30th and I have reserved the rest of the month to everything Rhubarb. Dyeing yarn and hair, insect poison, and, yes! There is Rhubarb soap. Might be two different ones. And it's all coming soon to a ...