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22 Jan 17 Rebecca (Australia - temperate climate)
I have just cooked a massive batch of stewed rhubarb I harvested today from a mostly green variety. It tastes awful, I used lemonade as per my grandmothers recipes and topped up with caster sugar, but it tastes 'green' and bitter, not like the nice usual tangy flavour. Does anyone have any tips? It's quite enedible, thanks.
11 Dec 17 Val (Australia - tropical climate)
Wash, cut into cubes put in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Just bring to the boiling stage and drain off the excess water. Add sugar to taste PLUSS a mashed banana or some cooked apple. I find that The banana or apple takes the sharpness away. Good luck.
23 Jan 17 barb (USA - Zone 6b climate)
it is my understanding tvat the green parts of rhubarb are poisinous and should never be consumed i cook the pink parts of stalks and cook with sugar, or cook with strawberries and sugar and it is quite tasty
23 Jan 17 Cheryl Bromfield (Australia - temperate climate)
Spread some ash around the base of your rhubarb and will turn red.
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