Rhubarb too big! - How can I use?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by sassy_mare, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. sassy_mare

    sassy_mare Well-Known Member

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    We were gone on vacation and my rhubarb got big! The stalks are about 1 1/2 inch diameter. I don't want it to go to waste but I don't want to risk making something with tough fruit either.

    Any ideas how I can still use it?

    Thanks all!
    Sheri
     
  2. Ardie/WI

    Ardie/WI Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If it hasn't gone to seed, it will be all right. Just peel it. I usually peel one side (the flat side) to make chopping easier and to make it a bit less fibery.
     

  3. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If it is still nice and green, you might chop it up by running it through a food processor before cooking it down. Try a meal size amount before you get too carried away chopping it. We freeze enough to last us a year them let it grow to it's hearts content. You also might make wine out of it. When I was a kid we always called it wineplant instead of rhubarb.
     
  4. Jillis

    Jillis Well-Known Member

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    How about making rhubarb sauce? Like apple sauce...
     
  5. akcowgirl

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    Rhubard Liquor is very good and because you are only using it for flavor not fruit it wont matter if the stalks are tough.