Not everyone likes rhubarb, but I do and I look forward to it every year. Around here, it is usually ready to pick around Mother’s Day, but this year with the crazy warm spring we’ve had it is already turning red. There was enough ready today that I was able to pick some and will be serving strawberry rhubarb gelatin with Easter dinner.
In honor of this tart, but delicious plant I offer Death by Rhubarb by Lou Jane Temple, the first of the Heaven Lee series. Heaven is a sassy, street-smart restaurant owner/caterer who turns to sleuthing when a customer drops dead in her restaurant. Anxious to clear her name and keep her restaurant in business, Heaven heads out to the streets of Kansas City to track down a murderer.
Sadly, no rhubarb recipes are included, but there are a number of others:
|Blue Heaven Salad|
|Risotto with Mushrooms and Asparagus|
|Jicama Waldorf Salad|
|Heartland Grain Salad|
|Ginger Cheese Filled Won Ton Wrappers|
|Russian Cabbage Filled Won Ton Wrappers|
|Pumpkin Picadillo Filled Won Ton Wrappers|
|Pearl’s Gingerbread Upside-Down Cake|
I haven’t tried any of these recipes, but am interested in trying both the Ginger Cheese Won Tons and the Gingerbread Cake.
Happy reading and happy eating!