I quite like rhubarb but buy it rarely.
I find it a bit "boring" as there is not a lot you can do with it.
I have not made it into anything but rhubarb and apples, or a rhubarb pie, but may now have to think if it goes with savoury dishes, and try them!
I tried growing it without success as it is often, rather mostly, very expensive for some reason.
No. I don't. Mum and Dad love it and Mum makes rhubarb and apple pie. Mum never grew her own rhubarb because she was always given a plentiful supply from neighbours and friends. You have to be very careful how you cook it, because it is poisonous.
It must be the leaves then. Mum was always very careful and wouldn't let me near it. She always wore gloves when preparing it, and quickly discarded the water it was cooked in. When she got it from other peoples gardens, the leaves were always still attached.
It has NEVER really appealed to me,though my sister would beg for it when we were kids!! I have never bought fresh rhubarb, or grown it, I did try a frozen Rhubarb and Apple Crumble from the Supermarket recently which was quite okay,(because the crumble topping was so yummy!!!!)but I still would have prefered to just have had a simple yet delicious Apple Crumble
Rhubarb leaves contain poisonous substances, including oxalic acid, which is a nephrotoxic and corrosive acid that is present in many plants. Humans have been poisoned after ingesting the leaves, a particular problem during World War I when the leaves were mistakenly recommended as a food source in Britain. (Wikipedia)
Yes, I love rhubarb! My mum used to cook it a lot & serve it with yogurt, & my in-laws grew a lot of it, & cooked it with apple & served it with ice-cream, which was also yummy & I still have some rhubarb in the freezer actually!