Almost everyone has a patch of rhubarb tucked in a corner of the garden. In this fun and friendly new book, Sandi Vitt and Michael Hickman have compiled nearly 150 recipes featuring this surprisingly versatile plant. From beverages to quick breads, muffins to main courses-plus a large assortment of pies-these recipes will tempt you to enjoy rhubarb throughout the year. Chock full of facts and delicious suggestions, Rhubarb: More Than Just Pies is a must-have for gardeners, cooks, cottagers, and anyone who enjoys the bright flavours of summer.
A riotous, bawdy, and often slapstick story about a large yellow cat who, according to numerous complaints, had been assaulting dogs, stealing tennis balls, stalking mailmen, and attacking Macy's trucks. An eccentric millionaire who loathes all canines, is struck with admiration for any cat with the guts to go out and avenge his entire race and decides to adopt him. Thaddeus Whitcomb Banner (the dog-hating millionaire), charmed by the cat's pugnacious attitude, calls his new pet, Rhubarb, a baseball term for a violent and noisy altercation. Rhubarb takes a liking to Thad and his press secretary Eric Yaeger, but he is indifferent if not downright vicious to everyone else. When his owner dies only forty-eight hours after signing his last will and testament, Rhubarb is there, sitting in his master's lap. In his will, Thad praises Rhubarb for his unsparing love and solace and thereby leaves him his entire fortune, including ownership of a professional baseball team, the New York Loons. Eric Yaeger is appointed Rhubarb's guardian, and Thad's daughter Myra, a mean-spirited young hipster doofus, is summarily disinherited. Although initially reluctant to play baseball for a team owned by a cat, Loons players are tricked into believing that Rhubarb is a good luck charm and subsequently begin winning games. Meanwhile, Myra, not about to let a cat get away with her millions, begins a lawsuit to have the will invalidated, while her lawyer is part of a scheme to have Rhubarb murdered by a woman who has a mysterious connection to Myra. As for Eric, Rhubarb's frantic guardian -- well, Eric faces challenges only a fierce and concupiscent kitty cat can provide.
An Asian plant with mysterious cathartic powers, medicinal rhubarb spurred European trade expeditions and obsessive scientific inquiry from the Renaissance until the twentieth century. Rarely, however, had there been a plant that so thoroughly frustrated Europeans' efforts to acquire it and to master its special botanical and chemical properties. Here Clifford Foust presents the remarkable efforts of the explorers, traders, botanists, gardeners, physicians, and pharmacists who tried to adapt rhubarb for convenient use in Europe. His is an intriguing tale of how humans and their institutions have been affected by natural realities they do not entirely comprehend. Readers interested in the history of medicine, pharmaceutics, botany, or horticulture will be fascinated by this once-perplexing plant: highly valued by physicians for its cathartic properties, rhubarb resisted revealing its active chemical principles, had many widely varying species, and did not breed true by seed. This history includes sections on the geographic and economic importance of rhubarb--which explain how the plant became a major state monopoly for Russia and an important commodity for the East India companies--and a discussion of rhubarb's emergence as an international culinary craze during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Readers who have discovered the delights of the British master storyteller H.E. Bates in A Month by the Lake and A Party for the Girls (published by New Directions in 1987 and 1988) will welcome this third collection, Elephant's Nest in a Rhubarb Tree. Gathered here are twenty stories written between 1938 and 1964 which, like those of Chekhov, to whom Bates has often been compared, are gems of human observation. There is the sheer hilarity of "An Italian Haircut," the wincing cruelty of "The Captain," the childhood enchantment of "Love in a Wych Elm," the estrangments of divorce in "Some Other Spring"--to mention just a few of the colors on H.E. Bates' palette. And any reader who has met the dotty Aunt Leonora (in"The Chords of Youth" and "A Month by the Lake") will relish meeting her again in the "The Trespasser," the concluding story of this volume.
Pubpsher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
Rhubarb is an all-time favorite vegetable that once was used for medicinal purposes, but has always tasted delicious in Mom’s homemade pie. In this cookbook, you’ll find more than just pie recipes to spark your imagination in cooking with rhubarb. Delicious rhubarb is versatile, nutritious, and always adds a special flair to many dishes, whether used in cakes, pies and breads, in preserves, as a salad ingredient, in wines or brandies, or any number of other imaginative ways. In Rhubarb Delights Cookbook, author Karen Jean Matsko Hood presents her collection of more than 250 exciting rhubarb recipes that will be sure to please everyone. Inside, you will also find some fascinating reading regarding this old-time favorite’s history, folklore, cultivation, and much more. With recipes using readily available ingredients, Rhubarb Delights Cookbook will be a valued addition to any chef ’s bookshelf.
For more than fifty years Red Barber was the voice of baseball. The game was broadcast sporadically until the late 1930s, when Barber burst into prominence by bringing it home to radio listeners, play by play. More than half a century later, he could still be heard, broadcasting over National Public Radio from his retirement home in Tallahassee. Announcing for the Brooklyn Dodgers and later for the New York Yankees, he became a legend long before his death in 1992. Red?s story reveals the growth and changes in baseball over the years, the demands of sportscasting, and the difference between radio and television reporting. Here is Red giving major play-by-plays of his own life and career with characteristic wit and integrity.
Eleanor Rigby is tiny, blind, left behind, and led by her zealous, overprotective guide dog, Warren, coursing constantly through the places she knows. Tired, mired, and sequestered from the world, Eleanor can't shake the feeling she's going nowhere slowly. Until she recognizes something in the sound of Ewan Dempsey, reclusive and compulsive maker and player of cellos, who impels in Eleanor a rare moment of caprice.
Release on 1991-01-05 | by Marynor Jordan,Nancy C. Ralston
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-123
Author: Marynor Jordan,Nancy C. Ralston
Pubpsher: Storey Publishing
The words "rhubarb" and "pie" are so synonymous that it's no wonder rhubarb is also known as pieplant. But there's much more to be done with rhubarb than make a pie! Rhubarb is delicious at breakfast, lunch, and dinner and in cakes, breads, desserts, jams, and more. And it's easy to grow and hardy. In this bulletin, you'll find expert tips on growing and buying rhubarb, as well as 38 fresh and delicious recipes that will inspire you to use rhubarb creatively. So grab a few stalks and get cooking--and eating! Recipes include: Rhubarb Nut Bread Chicken with Rhubarb Sauce Rhubarb-Cranberry Soup Easy Rhubarb Ginger Dessert Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie Rosy Rhubarb and Pineapple Jam Rhubarb-Orange Sauce