*STEWED RHUBARB - Don’t peel the deep pink stalks! Just wash them well, trim them and slice into three-quarters to one-inch lengths. For each pound, add 1/4 cup water and cook, covered, in a heavy pan until barely tender. This takes about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 to 1 cup sugar–to suit your taste–and cook until sugar is dissolved. Stir it gently but be careful not to mash it to pieces.
"RHUBARB BUTTER 4 stalks of rhubarb 1 apple, cored and cut into chunks 1/2 cup honey 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon Instructions Puree together the apple and rhubarb until smooth in your food processor or vitamix. Pour apple/rhubarb mixture into a pot and mix in honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to simmer and continue to stir every 4-5 minutes or so. Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until desired consistency is reached."