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I just picked up a newsletter from my favourite vegetarian restaurant and learnt some more about rhubarb. The leaves are poisonous however, the pink stalks are packd with calcium. One cup of cooked rhubard has 348 mg of calcium which is more than the amount in one cup of milk. Awesome!

Does anyone have any recipes for rhubarb besides strawberry rhubarb sauce???
 

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My great grandmother used to make rhubarb pie all the time. She made everything from memory, so I don't have a recipe, but I think you could probably take a recipe for strawberry pie and substitute half rhubarb and maybe add a little extra sweetener.
 

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My family makes great rhubarb cobbler, but we do it all by sight. Basically, it's rhubarb, enough water to cover 3/4 (or more, depending on the dish), a little sugar (we like it tart, but most people would probably add enough to coat the top), and then top it off with shortbread dough. I think it takes about 45 minutes to bake in a 350 degree oven. Maybe more.

Okay, I really need to start baking with measurements! I hate that I can't share my favorite recipes. Really, though, it would be hard to go wrong with this. It's fabulous every time and I doubt we've made it the exact same way twice.
 

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AuroraLily, I too was thrilled (it takes so little..*lol*) to hear about the high calcium content in rhubarb, but later fond out that it is, nevertheless, not as great a calcium source as I though ; the calcium is bound by oxalic acid and therefore not easily absorbed. Rrrr... bummer.. (hopefully, SOME of the calcium is absorbed, I don't know how much, though)
 
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