Yes, rhubarb, that’s all I have to talk about today. My husband loves rhubarb and strawberry pie. I’ve never made strawberry and rhubarb pie. I’ve made, chocolate cream, cherry, black cherry, apple, and cream pies. I’ve never done a thing with rhubarb except eat it combined with strawberries in a pie which someone else made.
I don’t understand the rhubarb. It’s a vegetable you know. Tell me when have you every steamed up a plate of rhubarb? When have you ever thought about this misunderstood vegetable? Why does it hang out with strawberries? Actually, it does occasionally hang out with other vegetables in salads every now and then, but I’ve never seen it. I also read it frequents cakes — alone. There is even a rhubarb wine — so apparently it hangs out with grapes too.
So, tell me how did a vegetable, with a name like rhubarb, ever make it into a pie? Did you know there are at least 10 rhubarb festivals around the world every year? Did you know that June 9th is National (although I don’t know which nation) Strawberry Rhubarb Pie day?
Yes, there is so much exciting information to glean from the study of the vegetable, isn’t there? Did I tell you the leaves were poisonous? Yes, they are, but you can still put them in your compost pile because the toxins will decompose, and you will not be poisoned–as long as you don’t eat your compost pile.
I hope I didn’t disappoint anyone with this rhubarb post. I’m sure those Quince and Persimmon lovers would like a post for them and maybe someday their wish might come true. And who says you can’t write something interesting when you have writer’s block?