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(Chicago Trib)   Rhubarb liquor. Because I want to get drunk, but I also want pie   (chicagotribune.com ) divider line
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2012-07-28 04:34:19 PM  

foxyshadis: The grocery stores have been absolutely overrun by boutique vodkas in the past couple of years, though, and it's pushed all but the most mainstream of other liquors out


Let's all thank the bros and their love of Grey Goose.
 
2012-07-28 04:42:24 PM  

daffy: Aikidogamer: I am not sure it is possible to make Rhubarb taste good. Fermenting it seems to be the best shot though.

If you drink enough of it will you really care about the taste?


I thought about that, and I don't really binge that hard anymore.
 
2012-07-28 04:58:48 PM  

Staffist: Rhubarb pie:

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2012-07-28 05:13:07 PM  

daffy: Aikidogamer: I am not sure it is possible to make Rhubarb taste good. Fermenting it seems to be the best shot though.

If you drink enough of it will you really care about the taste?


You will the following morning.
 
2012-07-28 06:28:10 PM  
My Polish in-laws gave me a bottle of rhubarb liqueur, it is delicious. Though, they also gave me a flask...meaning they want me inebriated in public on rhubarb?
 
2012-07-28 06:31:03 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: One 18.25 ounce package chocolate cake mix.
One can prepared coconut pecan frosting.
Three slash four cup vegetable oil.
Four large eggs. One cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Three slash four cups butter or margarine.
One and two third cups granulated sugar.
Two cups all purpose flour.
Don't forget garnishes such as:
Fish shaped crackers.
Fish shaped candies.
Fish shaped solid waste.
Fish shaped dirt.
Fish shaped ethyl benzene.
Pull and peel licorice.
Fish shaped volatile organic compounds and sediment shaped sediment.
Candy coated peanut butter pieces. Shaped like fish.
One cup lemon juice.
Alpha resins.
Unsaturated polyester resin.
Fiberglass surface resins.
And volatile malted milk impoundments.
Nine large egg yolks.
Twelve medium geosynthetic membranes.
One cup granulated sugar.
An entry called 'how to kill someone with your bare hands.'
Two cups rhubarb, sliced.
Two slash three cup granulated rhubarb.
One tablespoon all-purpose rhubarb.
One teaspoon grated orange rhubarb.
Three tablespoons rhubarb, on fire.
One large rhubarb.
One cross borehole electro-magnetic imaging rhubarb.
Two tablespoons rhubarb juice.
Adjustable aluminum head positioner.
Slaughter electric needle injector.
Cordless electric needle injector.
Injector needle driver.
Injector needle gun.
Cranial caps.
And it contains proven preservatives, deep penetration agents, and gas and odor control chemicals. That will deodorize and preserve putrid tissue.


What the actual fark? You must elaborate on this reference.
 
2012-07-28 06:51:14 PM  
Well then I guess we were poor growing up in Iowa.
I loved breaking off a stalk and eating raw on a summer afternoon.
Fried dandelion are also very good.
As are morels, rabbit, squirrel, quail, and venison

/didn't know I was poor
//was very happy and well fed
///Not sure if an elitist or just an ass
////EABOD
 
2012-07-28 06:52:07 PM  

jonmurr: Rhubarb is one of those things that people ate when they were poor and hungry. See also dandelions.

/exception is fern fiddle heads. Good 'eatin.


Previous comment directed at...
 
2012-07-28 07:25:06 PM  

UNC_Samurai: The_Original_Roxtar: One 18.25 ounce package chocolate cake mix.
One can prepared coconut pecan frosting.
Three slash four cup vegetable oil.
*SNIP*
And it contains proven preservatives, deep penetration agents, and gas and odor control chemicals. That will deodorize and preserve putrid tissue.

What the actual fark? You must elaborate on this reference.


it's a cake recipe.
but maybe that's a lie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAw3V8ScLeI
 
2012-07-28 07:42:41 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: UNC_Samurai: The_Original_Roxtar: One 18.25 ounce package chocolate cake mix.
One can prepared coconut pecan frosting.
Three slash four cup vegetable oil.
*SNIP*
And it contains proven preservatives, deep penetration agents, and gas and odor control chemicals. That will deodorize and preserve putrid tissue.

What the actual fark? You must elaborate on this reference.

it's a cake recipe.
but maybe that's a lie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAw3V8ScLeI


thedilettantista.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-28 07:56:36 PM  

Metalupis: One of the wine makers in Iowa has been making a strawberry rhubarb wine for years now

Link


Also one in Pigeon Forge, TN, and probably quite a number of others. (And rhubarb wine is nummy stuff, assuming you are like me and love some rhubarb. Alas, I think I'm the only member of my extended family (both by blood AND by marriage) who likes the stuff even after giving it an honest try.)

And yes, the idea of rhubarb stronger-than-wine boozahol sounds NUMMY to me :3 (Even better: it'd definitely be all mine, because the SO won't touch the stuff despite their Fark handle.)
 
2012-07-28 08:06:40 PM  

jonmurr: Rhubarb is one of those things that people ate when they were poor and hungry. See also dandelions.

/exception is fern fiddle heads. Good 'eatin.


I'm almost afraid to know your opinion on ramps, then :D

(For those who've never had this particular sort of West-By-God Virginia specialty--ramps are basically a sort of wild leek or onion that grows in Appalachia and is cooked up as a sort of greens (like mustard greens or more like dandelion greens)--probably best when cooked up in some bacon grease, in my experience. Rather a pity you can't really get ramps outside of Appalachia :()

/and now I wish I knew if Huber's did a rhubarb wine...would go well with the strawberry rhubarb pie I can get LITERALLY WALKING DOWN THE ROAD
//alas, has to be somewhere drivable to, as I'm in one of those horrible beknighted states where Southern Baptist teetotalers AND the beverage warehousers conspire to make it illegal to ship alcoholic beverages by either mail or parcel post
///guess I have to stick with the sweet-potato soju for now because I drank all the rhubarb wine :D
 
2012-07-28 08:31:16 PM  

foxyshadis: BevMo


Oh, man, do I miss BevMo. Not as much as I miss liquor in Costco, or liquor in a grocery store, but close.

BevMo will have every one of the liquors I listed. Costco will certainly have Jaeger and probably have Sambucca.

Criminey. You're within driving distance of a BevMo and complaining about liquor availability. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW GOOD YOU HAVE IT, MAN! ; )

/ Fortunately, Fresno was already on The List, so I didn't even have to open the txt file and update it.
 
2012-07-28 11:18:12 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: I'm almost afraid to know your opinion on ramps, then :D


Ramps and fiddleheads are good eatin'.
 
2012-07-28 11:52:51 PM  
Great Porn Dragon:
I'm almost afraid to know your opinion on ramps, then :D

I still remember the first time that I saw (and bought) ramps at a farmers market in VA, which had been harvested from the generous soils of WVA that very morning, and good golly were they ever glorious. And the fact that I had been fortunate enough to enjoy two seasons of them before leaving their hollers and highlands, makes me lament every Spring that follows a winter where I am where they are not.
 
2012-07-29 12:05:42 AM  

jonmurr: Rhubarb is one of those things that people ate when they were poor and hungry. See also dandelions.

/exception is fern fiddle heads. Good 'eatin.


If you wanna have great dandelions you gotta blanche them. Take a cardboard box and put it over a bunch of young dandylions while they are still in the ground and leave it for a week. The leaves will turn pale white in the dark and lose their bitter flavour.

\young fireweed tops are quite tasty, and if you ever get the chance to try a tea made from "hemp nettle" take it...
\\ hemp nettle tea makes you feel happy. Not high in any way, it just has an incredible uplifting quality.
\\\ Rhubarb is one of those flavours that women seem to love and guys seem to loathe.
\\\\ generally speaking
 
2012-07-29 12:26:43 AM  
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Don't ever rub another man's rhubarb!
 
2012-07-29 12:49:53 AM  

mikefinch: jonmurr: Rhubarb is one of those things that people ate when they were poor and hungry. See also dandelions.

/exception is fern fiddle heads. Good 'eatin.

If you wanna have great dandelions you gotta blanche them. Take a cardboard box and put it over a bunch of young dandylions while they are still in the ground and leave it for a week. The leaves will turn pale white in the dark and lose their bitter flavour.


Interesting--so it's pretty much the same principle as raising Belgian endive, then (which is also similarly blanched by being deprived of sunlight when young, harvested as shoots, and which is also done explicitly to make them milder and less bitter).

Which is not really surprising, because endive (when not blanched) is what most folks call chicory (best served as a Southern coffee substitute or mixed with coffee, preferably with beignets)--and I HAVE heard of people using dandelion roots in similar manner to chicory (as a coffee substitute). In fact, it's also the roots of endive that are used in chicory coffee, and non-blanched-by-sun-deprivation Belgian endive also usually has to have 2 cycles or so of blanching to get the bitter out (rather like how I always heard to prepare dandelion greens--blanch them till the dandelion milk is gone from 'em).

(And interestingly, it would seem that dandelions and chicory/Belgian endive are fairly closely related--a bit closer than dogs and foxes are to each other, though that's not saying much because plant cladistics just get weird sometimes. They are kissin' cousins, though.)
 
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