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(Chicago Trib)   Rhubarb liquor. Because I want to get drunk, but I also want pie   ( ) divider line
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2012-07-28 01:35:53 PM  
2 votes:
Rhubarb pie can be wonderful. Especially when the crust is filled with 4 lbs. of it and none of that strawberry crap. Strawberries are terrible when baked.
2012-07-29 12:05:42 AM  
1 vote:

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
2012-07-28 11:52:51 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2012-07-28 11:18:12 PM  
1 vote:

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

Ramps and fiddleheads are good eatin'.
2012-07-28 08:31:16 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:51:14 PM  
1 vote:
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
2012-07-28 04:04:21 PM  
1 vote:

foxyshadis: The grocery stores

There's your problem. When grocery stores sell liquor, they only tend to stock the high volume stuff. I would never go to one looking for something much more obscure than the top 3-4 brands in each category.

Hit up a specialty liquor store. They'll have a real selection of stuff to choose from. Doesn't have to be a BevMo or some other giant chain, either.

Looks like you have options.
2012-07-28 04:00:33 PM  
1 vote:

foxyshadis: SFSailor: Errr, Sambuca? Pernod? Absinthe? Ouzo?

Like I said, I can't seem to find them around here. Well, maybe absinthe in the right places, but it's particularly Sambuca that I want to try. (Pernod is an absinthe, isn't it?)

Where the hell do you live, rural alaska? Just about every liquor store I've been into (including every state owned one) is stocking absinthe these days, and Pernod is common enough too. Though the Pernod you see here is usually the neutered stuff, not actual absinthe. I'm sure it tastes great too.
2012-07-28 03:28:27 PM  
1 vote:

foxyshadis: Like I said, I can't seem to find them around here. Well, maybe absinthe in the right places, but it's particularly Sambuca that I want to try. (Pernod is an absinthe, isn't it?)

Ah. I was just trying to help, thinking that perhaps you were fixated on the specific version you had in your pic, as I have been known to embark on serious quests to find a *specific* brand of a specific liqueur occasionally. You really can't find Sambuca? Figured that shiat was universal. Jaeger is mostly anise, too, if you're desperate... but maybe you can't even get that.

Pernod makes an absinthe, but also makes a "Pernod" anise liqueur. Not sure how big the difference is (other than the wormwood, in the real absinthe), as I don't care much for anise, frankly. Not my thing, but to each their own!

Good luck in your hunt. (And can I ask where you are that you can't get them? (Err, nothing personal, just so I don't ever wind up moving to a place with an unusually limited liquor supply chain. : ) ))
2012-07-28 02:42:00 PM  
1 vote:
Rhubarb pie:
2012-07-28 02:18:21 PM  
1 vote:

farkingismybusiness: [ image 306x306]

Maybe things aren't as bad as you thought.
2012-07-28 02:06:55 PM  
1 vote:

foxyshadis: What I REALLY want to find is some licorice or anise liqueur:

Errr, Sambuca? Pernod? Absinthe? Ouzo?
2012-07-28 01:49:53 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2012-07-28 01:39:29 PM  
1 vote:
Not the first. I've seen rhubarb vodak from Alaska for a year now. They have a bunch of other flavors as well, including smoked salmon.
2012-07-28 01:34:24 PM  
1 vote:
Suddenly the huge rhubarb patch my grandmother had (RIP) that could supply years worth of the pie filling to the entire county makes a lot more sense.
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