02 May 2015

Weekend Cooking: Rhubarb and Strawberry Sauce

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Hi all. It's been a stressful week owing to a number of family issues, so this week's post is going to be short and sweet.

I haven't done very much interesting cooking at all, relying instead on tried-and-true recipes like split pea soup, pasta, grilled burgers, and even a night of take-out.

I did take the time to make the season's first rhubarb and strawberry sauce. I generally cut up the strawberries (1 quart) and rhubarb (4 or 5 stalks) and put them in a pot, add the juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 cup of sugar, some cinnamon, some vanilla, and about 1/4 cup of water. I let it simmer until the rhubarb falls apart. Then I let it cool to room temperature and refrigerate it.

We eat it plain (like applesauce), mixed into yogurt, as a topping for pancakes, or over vanilla ice cream. The sauce is such a nice taste of spring.

Hope your week went well. I'm looking forward to reading your posts, just as soon as I can.


Tina 5/2/15, 7:01 AM  

Rhubarb is a natural, something o remember well growing up in PA but let me tell you, the southern palate in this household doesn't share my enthusiasm!

I would happily tuck into that sauce. My husbands first reaction to a strawberry rhubarb pie (which I surprised him & my son with when we were camping) was to scrape it off his tongue. No kidding. I ended up eating almost all the pie one own. Great recipe you shared and I hope things calm down for you.

The Travelling Lindfields 5/2/15, 7:11 AM  

My grandmother used to make rhubarb desserts when I was a child. i have very fond memories of them.

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) 5/2/15, 7:46 AM  

I saw rhubarb in my grocery store the other day - for the first time in awhile! Your sauce sounds yummy and that's such a great thing to just keep around to add to all kinds of things! Hope next week is a bit more relaxing for you.

Esme 5/2/15, 9:12 AM  

I have not yet seen rhubarb in the stores. I adore it. My husband not so much. The only comment I have is it is probably the one fruit that is not very sweet-so you do need to add lots of sugar which I am not fond of.

bermudaonion 5/2/15, 9:21 AM  

It sounds yummy to me!

I've been praying for you and your family.

Katherine P 5/2/15, 10:24 AM  

I'm not sure I've ever had rhubarb but I'd love to try it. It's strawberry season here and I'm looking forward to starting to bake with them! Hope all is well with you and yours.

Jackie McGuinness 5/2/15, 11:54 AM  

YUM I love warm rhubarb with hot custard!!

Carole 5/2/15, 4:28 PM  

rhubarb and strawberry - I can't think of many better combinations. Cheers from Carole's chatter

Roberta Gibson 5/2/15, 7:18 PM  

As it won't grow here, I'll be looking for rhubarb in the store. I miss it, and your recipe sounds great right now.

Sorry to see you have family issues...

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! 5/2/15, 9:58 PM  

I have rhubarb sauce on the stove right now, one of my fall-back recipes for those busy times. I just wrote an apology post for being so long between recipes. Take care, and see you next weekend.

Debbie 5/3/15, 6:22 PM  

rhubarb! It is the first sign of spring.
I will be thinking good thoughts about you and hoping that issues resolve themselves and the best that can be will be.

Claudia 5/3/15, 7:26 PM  

Whenever rhubarb is mentioned, I always say we don't have it in Hawaii, but I'll just sub in guava, which in this case would work well with the strawberries.

Julie P. 5/4/15, 1:52 PM  

Yum! Our rhubarb is just about ready!

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) 5/5/15, 10:14 PM  

Hmm I don't think I've ever had rhubarb. Might have to try that some day. :D

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