Rhubarb is a quintessential sign of spring in my book. This month’s 12 bloggers theme is sweet spring treats, so of course I immediately knew I had to use rhubarb. Did you know I had never even tried rhubarb before until Kelley and I started Seasonalpotluck.com and we featured it as one of our inaugural ingredients? It was love at first taste!
Finding and trying new ingredients is one of my most favorite parts of cooking. The other day I was at the grocery store and found these funny little berries wrapped in a green husk that were labeled “pichuberry”. Naturally I bought them, and took to Instagram to find out what they were all about. My friends informed me they are also known as Cape Gooseberries, and pineapple ground cherries, and were similar to very sweet tomatoes or even regular cherries. I figured I could work them into this sweet spring treat I was formulating.
My other favorite thing to do in the kitchen is make something with all my pantry leftovers. These rhubarb pichuberry crumb bars may seem intentional, but they were born from a mish-mash of randomness that I had on hand. Let me just say, I’m glad to have used up the rest of those hazelnuts, and boy, did they give these bars a great flavor. I brought them to work with me, and the girls loved them so much they asked if there was crack in them! I said no, just hazelnuts.
Don’t forget I have 11 other partners in sweet spring treat crime! Be sure to head over and see what my cohorts are cooking up for you springtime pleasure.
Rhubarb Pichu Berry Crumb Bars from Betsy Life
Strawberry Sorbet from Home Cooking Memories
Lemon Pistachio Ice Box Pie from A Little Claireification
Springtime Blondie Bars from The Rebel Chick
Edible Flower Bouquet from A Million Moments
Spring Candy Bark from A Night Owl Blog
Spring Snack Mix from Bless This Mess Please
Pink Chocolate Covered Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats from Mom Endeavors
Honey Pistachio Granola from Eat Your Heart Out
Fruit Salsa & Edible Butterfly Cinnamon Chips from See Vanessa Craft
Pineapple Coconut Gooey Cake from Around My Family Table
Strawberry Whip from Plugged In Family