Rhubarb seems to like it around here. A plant popped up here in the backyard before it had even finished snowing. I saw the first leaves peaking up through a pile of leaves one day and uncovered the mysterious plant - I had no idea what it was then.
Then Rhubarb started hitting the farmer's markets and co-op and I saw people out in their yards harvesting great piles of it. I didn't pay too much attention because the only I thing I knew to do with rhubarb was to make rhubarb pie - which I do not like.
Then one day I was looking through my muffin cookbook and found a recipe for rhubarb muffins. I decided to give it a try and holy cow! They are the tastiest muffins! Jeremy quickly tracked down two co-workers who have rhubarb in abundance. We visited one co-worker yesterday. He grabbed a sharp knife from the kitchen and lead us out to the backyard where the rhubarb was healthy and strong and taking over everything. We harvested a lot of rhubarb - about 7 pounds (minus all the leaves).
Chopping up the rhubarb and getting it ready to blanch and then freeze:
Now we can make a whole lot of muffins!