|copyright Durhamonthecheap - my rhubarb plant after the initial harvest - this should be good for another few desserts!|
The mixture can be either frozen or stored in the fridge for about a week. Rather than make pie, I decided to add the compote to vanilla ice cream.
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - warm strawberry/rhubarb compote with ice cream|
If you are not familiar with rhubarb - a few hints:
- never eat the leaves, they are poisonous
- rhubarb has several health benefits, in particular it reduces cholesterol
- it can be a non-dairy source of calcium
- it is high in vitamin K and anti-oxidants
- rhubarb is easily grown in the yard, needs no particular soil and very little water
- cooked rhubarb can be used in pies or as compote by itself or mixed with berries, such as strawberries
For more information about rhubarb, have a look at this website here.