Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Red is for rhubarb on ABC Wednesday
Ah, but back to my rhubarb plant for a minute. Those luscious looking leaves are poisonous, but the tart red stalks make tasty pies and a rhubarb sauce on vanilla ice cream is scrumptious. They are those though who refuse to go near a dish with rhubarb in it. The rhubarb belongs to the Rheum genus and grows from rhizomes. Could we get any more R's than this out of one image?! Well, let's see: it has grown for centuries in Russia near the Volga River. But the Chinese have used it for thousands of years; it is mentioned in an herb-root compilation from around 2700 BCE. Check out this excellent Wikipedia article.
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