Here is our rhubarb plant in our garden. I had already harvested two large stalks before I took this photo. It was given to me by my friend Erin after Tom had weedwhacked our previous one. This one has a protective barrier around the base to prevent similar tragedies. It is surrounded by raspberries and nettles.
I figured it was time to start eating some rhubarb. Two days ago I was up at 4 AM due to my illness and decided to make Rhubarb Muffins. I found this recipe and baked them quietly. When Tom got up there were fresh muffins for breakfast.
I used to live in Wallingford in Seattle. There I would occasionally walk one block to Julia’s and buy a rhubarb muffin for breakfast. These muffins were amazing. I have tried to replicate them in the 30 years since, but this is the closest I have found. They have enough rhubarb in them to notice and the nice topping. Next time I am in Seattle I should stop by Julia’s and see if they are still making those rhubarb muffins to see how close I came.
Last night for dinner I used the Skillet Chicken with Rhubarb recipe to make dinner. I substituted turkey breast for the chicken though. Here it is all cooked up.
This is a surprisingly good dish. The rhubarb and onion pair really well with the turkey (Tom says he prefers the chicken to the turkey, but I disagree). So we still have lots of rhubarb left. I think I will freeze it, and in the coming months we can make both of these recipes when the mood strikes.