Tag Archives: rhubarb

This is what May tastes like

If it’s May, that means it’s time for baking with rhubarb! I still don’t have my own rhubarb plant, which means that around this time of year I have to hope that friends with better gardening skills than I are generous enough to share a bit of their bounty.
When my husband brought back a bag [...]

Homemade chutney, or, who needs Stonewall Kitchen?

I have a weakness for gourmet chutneys and jams.
This weakness most often manifests itself while traveling. Because, inevitably, my husband and I will stumble upon a gourmet grocery or kitchen shop. And, inevitably, that gourmet grocery or kitchen shop will have samples. Very, very tasty samples. Samples of things like apple cranberry chutney and roasted [...]

My favorite Iowa spring things

Lilacs (In my backyard! Hurray!):

Rhubarb (From my very generous friend Noel’s backyard! Yay!):

My mouth is already watering for tarts and crisps and slumps and perhaps some preserves or chutney…

If you need me, I’ll be spending the rest of the holiday weekend looking for new rhubarb recipes, cooking new rhubarb recipes, and eating new rhubarb recipes [...]

CSA, week 3

Considering the weather, I didn’t really even expect to get any veggies from my CSA this week. But, amazingly, not only did ZJ Farms survive the powerful winds and damaging floods (minus one 102-year-old barn), the folks there were able to get out into the muddy fields to harvest fresh veggies.
So, here’s the full share [...]

CSA, Week 1

My CSA has begun! Week 1 came a little later than usual, thanks to the cold and rainy spring, but from the looks of our first box, it was worth the wait.

I was out of town for our first pick-up date (Monday, 6/2), but I’m splitting a small share with fellow Gazette reporter Carly Weber, [...]