Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rain, Rain GO AWAY

I know I shouldn't complain, but I could use a break from all the rain we've been getting. Luckily, I'm heading to Durham for the weekend, so I'll have a little escape!

What do you do when strolling through the farmers market and you see bunches of rhubarb $3 or 2/$5? Buy two of course! Turns out they were good size stalks, too- 1lb each! I love rhubarb, and it's not without benefits--check out Zesty's recent post about it!

My mind always goes straight to the strawberry rhubarb pie my mom always made, but this time I wanted to try something different. Went to my trusty recipe cove and came up with two savory ways to enjoy rhubarb. I know they're not my own recipes (the title of the dish is a link to the recipes), but I thought they were both delicious, and worth sharing!! If you still see some rhubarb around in stores/farmers markets, be sure to give it a try :) Sorry for the lighting of the photos, I tried!


Tofu w/Hot & Sour Sauce
toppings on the side, for a certain someone who doesn't like onions ;)

27 comments:

Joanne said...

I am with you on the rain, it's been obscene in NY as well. Hopefully the clouds won't follow you to NC! What a lovely use of rhubarb. I hope to find some at the farmer's market this weekend and FINALLY use it in a savory rather than sweet dish.

Erica said...

I hope you have a nice, sun-filled trip! I still haven't tried rhubarb, it is on my list of to buys!

Anna said...

Seriously, I think we finally set record in Boston for most sunless days. But the sun is finally out today! Enjoy your trip.

Rosiecat said...

Ah, you're going to Durham?!? I'm dying of jealousy over here! I love North Carolina. It was seriously steamy hot when I was there last week.

That tofu dish sounds yummy. If only I could find someone to make it for me! I'm exhausted this week.

Elra said...

Oh I love rain, even if it's everyday... I just love it, especially if I can enjoy this delicious Pork tenderloin that sounds so good...

Reeni♥ said...

These both look great, especially the tenderloin! Have a wonderful weekend - I hope you escape the rain!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Well, what can I say? It's the start of the rainy season here so I can't complain.
As for the rhubarb,no rhubarb here but your dish looks tasty.
I love the tofu with hot and sour sauce! Usually dip tofu in spicy vinegar..

Fit Mommy said...

Cool. Can't wait to get back to the farmer's markets- and to try out rhubarb. I've never tried it ever!

meg said...

What an awesome way to use rhubarb!

Enjoy Durham!

Elina said...

Haha, you are too cute! Both dishes were fantastic!!!! Everyone - you should make both of them! :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Excellent idea to use rhubarb in savory preparations! The Indian-Spiced Cherry Rhubarb Chutney sounds especially good! Have a fun trip!

Katrina said...

YUM!!!!!! That recipe sounds divine! I hear you on the rain. We seem to be getting it every day at some point. On the upside, it's 95 -100 degrees when it's not raining!

Cate O'Malley said...

I'm with you on the rain - enough already! We haven't gone more than 24 hours without rain in the last three weeks - ack! What's worse is someone told me that the whole summer is going to be like this. Wonderful.

RunToFinish said...

ohh i keep wanting to try rhubarb but I'm scared, so maybe you've given me the courage!

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We Are Not Martha said...

Yum! I so want to try that pork tenderloin. And I still can't believe I haven't cooked or baked with rhubarb yet. What is wrong with me???

Sues

Sagan said...

Delicious! Great farmer's market haul. Here's to hoping for good weather for you :)

Heather said...

i love farmer's markets. i hope you enjoy your time away from the rain :)

burpandslurp said...

oh...my ...lord...That chutney sounds amazing! I love the sweet and savory combo.

Angie said...

The food looks great. I hope you have a great trip.

Juliana said...

Yes, my husband and I were in Boston 10 days ago and started to rain, so we decided to come back to the sunny CA a couple of days early than we planned :-( Anyway, like your dishes...and enjoy your weekend in Durham...hope the weather is nicer :-)

Adam said...

It's tough finding people that like rhubarb without strawberries, so I get happy when I find one :)

I wish I could give you some of the sun down here, so you could sit back with rhubarb iced tea!

Kerstin said...

Love that savory rhubarb dish, it looks so good! I hope you have a great trip!

Kelly said...

I've been feeling the same way too, but I think we have a right to complain. It's been truly awful here.

Diana said...

Oh mah gawd anything with Indian-spiced in the title gots to be good. :D

Jess said...

We need some rain here!

Sophie said...

Glad the tofu recipe worked well for you! Some of our friends have rhubarb in their gardens so I've made it quite a few times this year.

Hannah said...

Ugh, I agree with you, this weather is just too much! Some good comfort food sure helps ease the pain, but seriously... Enough with the rain!

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