Tag Archives: rhubarb

Barley Scones with Rhubarb-Ginger Jam

I’m a terrible shopper when traveling. Fortunately, the Gardener is not. Other husbands may bring home gifts of meat. Much like the Will Ferrell character in the movie Stranger than Fiction, mine brings me flours. There was buckwheat flour from a … Continue reading

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6.24.13 Greens, Scapes, and Rhubarb

The long spring allowed us to put off picking rhubarb until this week. It’s rare that their season coincides with that of local strawberries, and, to celebrate, we straight away made a strawberry rhubarb galette. All of the garlic is … Continue reading

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4.22.13 Garden Emerging

This week’s sunny weather is giving us days that range in the 50’s, with chilly overnight temperatures still in the 30’s. We’ve been patiently awaiting for the rhubarb to emerge, a sign to take stock of what else in the garden … Continue reading

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Mastering Food Preservation: Jams & Jellies

I came away from our first hands-on lab with a new-found appreciation for homemade jams and jellies, the topic of our next class in the Master Food Preserver Program. Timed to coincide with strawberry season, flats of fragrantly ripe strawberries … Continue reading

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6.18.12 Rhubarb, asparagus and garlic scapes

A friend advises picking asparagus between Mother’s and Father’s Day. As the asparagus season wanes, we begin harvesting the first of the garlic scapes.  Greens are coming in strong, including our plantings of tatsoi and fun jen. Carrots and beets … Continue reading

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Rhubarb & Buttermilk Scones

Sweet or savory, I’ve come to appreciate how versatile rhubarb can be, though its burgeoning presence in the garden is cause enough to expand my repertoire of rhubarb cookery. At first glance, rhubarb in scones would seem impossibly tart. However, I … Continue reading

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6.4.12 Wet and bedraggled

A Nor’easter has blown in, ripping the leaves right off the trees. It came in Saturday, continued on through Sunday, and doesn’t look to ease up for another couple of days. After which, there’s sure to be a mess of … Continue reading

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