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Rhubarb is an all-time favorite vegetable that once was used for medicinal purposes, but has always tasted delicious in Mom s homemade pie. In this cookbook, you ll find more than just pie recipes to spark your imagination in cooking with rhubarb.
Delicious rhubarb is versatile, nutritious, and always adds a special flair to many dishes, whether used in cakes, pies and breads, in preserves, as a salad ingredient, in wines or brandies, or any number of other imaginative ways. In Rhubarb Delights Cookbook,author Karen Jean Matsko Hood presents her collection of more than 250 exciting rhubarb recipes that will be sure to please everyone. Inside, you will also find some fascinating reading regarding this old-time favorite s history, folklore, cultivation, and much more. With recipes using readily available ingredients, Rhubarb Delights Cookbook will be a valued addition to any chef s bookshelf.
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Living in the heart of Washington brings great appreciation for the rhubarb season. Washington State has the ideal climate for growing fresh rhubarb, and is the leading rhubarb producer in the United States, boasting 824 acres of farmland dedicated exclusively to growing rhubarb.
Most people wonder whether rhubarb is a vegetable or a fruit. Rhubarb is often mistaken to be a fruit, but it is actually a close relative of garden sorrel and is a member of the vegetable family. Rhubarb has a unique taste that makes it a favorite in many pies and desserts.
Rhubarb has an interesting history of facts and folklore. Some of this folklore is included in this book. As a poet, I found it enjoyable to color this cookbook with poetry so that readers could savor the metaphorical richness of rhubarb as well as its literal flavor. Also included in this Rhubarb Delights Cookbook are some articles on history, cultivation, and botanical information, along with some interesting trivia and tidbits.
Inside this book you will find a collection of delicious rhubarb recipes. On a hot summer day you can cool off with a tall glass of Rhubarb Strawberry Lemonade, or enjoy a refreshing glass of Rhubarb Ginger Peach Julep.
Surprise your family and friends by serving Buckwheat Pancakes topped with warm Cherry Rhubarb Sauce for a special breakfast. Or start your day with some delicious Orange Rhubarb Muffins.
For entertaining, you may choose to serve Chinese Egg Rolls with Rhubarb Dipping Sauce as an appetizer.
For that special dinner, try Chicken Breasts with Rhubarb Sauce or Rhubarb Marinated Barbecue Chicken. Adding a tasty side dish such as Rhubarb Potato Delight or Rhubarb Cornbread Stuffing to your favorite entrée gives your meal a touch of class.
What better way to finish a meal than serving a traditional homemade rhubarb pie for dessert or try a delicious Rhubarb Blueberry Crumble.
Snack time might include Rhubarb Ice Cream, Rhubarb Fudge Candy, or a slice of your favorite bread topped with your own homemade Rhubarb Orange Marmalade or Rhubarb Strawberry Jam.
You can find a recipe for whatever part of a meal you might desire in this comprehensive rhubarb cookbook.
Holiday and Special Events cookbooks in the author's Delights series include:
New Years Delights - Book 1
Valentine's Day Delights - Book 2
St. Patrick's Day Delights - Book 3
Easter Delights - Book 4
Mother's Day Delights - Book 5
Memorial Day Delights - Book 6
Father's Day Delights - Book 7
Fourth of July Delights - Book 8
Labor Day Delights - Book 9
Halloween Delights - Book 10
Thanksgiving Delights - Book 11
Christmas Delights - Book 12
Other cookbooks in the Delights series include:
Apple Delights - Book 1
Blueberry Delights - Book 2
Chocolate Delights - Book 3
Coconut Delights - Book 4
Grape Delights - Book 5
Huckleberry Delights - Book 6
Lentil Delights - Book 7
Onion Delights - Book 8
Peach Delights - Book 9
Pear Delights - Book 10
Plum Delights - Book 11
Prickly Pear Delights - Book 12
Pumpkin Delights - Book 13
Raspberry Delights - Book 14
Strawberry Delights - Book 16
Tea Time Delights - Book 17
Wine Delights - Book 18
Winemaking Delights - Book 19
Ethiopian Delights - Book 20
Hood and Matsko Family Cookbooks include:
Hood and Matsko Appetizers Cookbook
Hood and Matsko Christmas Sweets
Grandma Bert's Recipes, Vol. I-IV
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