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Dangerous and Delicious Rhubarb

Rhubarb Conserve
It's Spring anytime with old-fashioned rhubarb conserve for that sweet-tart taste you love. We include raisins and walnuts to make it extra special and standout. Marco Polo introduced rhubarb to Europe, and you can introduce your friends and family to the wonders of rhubarb by whipping up an elegant and eclectic streak sauce or top pork and chicken with our conserve as a base. For something warm, spicy and sweet, just add some cider vinegar, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, ginger or cumin. It'll bring them to the table.

Rhubarb Conserves - 10 oz.

Our price is $5.90


Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Our E Waldo Ward & Son Strawberry Rhubarb Jam combines two distinctive, delectable, tastes into one amazing and delicious new flavor. A subtle blending of light sweet strawberry with the strong sour Rhubarb into this complex, sweet and sour Jam is simply amazing. One of the very few creations that equally suited for sweet and savory meals. Lavish your taste buds serving it on breads and pastries, or on steak, chicken, or pork. Be one of the very first to try it for yourself!

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam - 10 oz.

Our price is $5.90


 

An Old Time Favorite With A Special Ward Twist!

Rhubarb compote.

Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that grows well in most of the United States. Used in pies, tarts and sauces, Rhubarb is old traditional favorite very popular in the colder eastern states of the US, as well as parts of europe including England, Sweeden, and Finland. Rhubarb has celery like stalks which grow in bundles. when ripe, Rhubarb is typically bright red, crimson, or even purple, yet some varieties remain green year round. The leaves of Rhubarb are poisonous, so must be handled with care. Rhubarb should be planted at the end of one side of the garden where it will not be disturbed since it may be productive for five years or more. A half-dozen plants will provide enough rhubarb for a family of four.

Red Currants waiting to be picked.

A Tasty Tradition
Rhubarb is grown primarily for its fleshy stalks, technically known as petioles. The use of rhubarb stems as food is a relatively recent innovation, first recorded in 17th century England, after affordable sugar became available to common people, and reaching a peak between the 20th century's two world wars. Commonly, it is stewed with sugar or used in pies and desserts, but it can also be put into savory dishes or pickled. Rhubarb can be dehydrated and infused with fruit juice. In most cases, it is infused with strawberry juice to mimic the popular strawberry rhubarb pie. Rhubarb root produces a rich brown dye similar to walnut husks. It is used in northern regions where walnut trees do not survive.

More about Rhubarb
  • Rhubarb, is a group of plants that belong to the genus Rheum in the family Polygonaceae. They are herbaceous perennial plants growing from short, thick rhizomes. They have large leaves that are somewhat triangular, with long fleshy petioles. They have small flowers grouped in large compound leafy greenish-white to rose-red inflorescences.

  • Although the leaves are toxic, various parts of the plants have medicinal and culinary uses. The traditional Chinese pharmacopeia features rhubarb (as a laxative).

  • In culinary use, fresh raw stalks are crisp (similar to celery) with a strong, tart taste. Most commonly, the plant's stalks are cooked with sugar and used in pies and other desserts.

  • A number of varieties have been domesticated for human consumption, most of which are recognized as Rheum x hybridum by the Royal Horticultural Society. Rhubarb is usually considered to be a vegetable; however, in the United States, it is a fruit.
 
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