I was so excited to see rhubarb in this week's recipe for TWD, because I love love love it! My mom has rhubarb in her garden and when I was younger, she was always making rhubarb pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, and my ultimate favorite, rhubarb coffee cake.
BUT.....i was devistated when I couldn't find any in the grocery stores here. And...I don't think substituting Poi would work too well. *sniff sniff*
Now I am really wishing I would have smuggled back a whole stash of rhubarb in our cooler full of Iowa beef and pork when we came back home this past month.
So instead of making a yummy rhubarb dessert, I focused on making my own baby food for my 7 month old daughter. I bought a hand mixer (Hamilton Beach $12 at Wal-Mart) and pureed sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans. I had some pears I wanted to make as well, but they will have to ripen a couple more days before they are ready! Had I known how easy this was to make my own baby food, I would have started a little earlier, AND would have made it for my son when he was younger!
Here is a great resource my friends and I use. They have EXCELLENT tips and recipes for all kinds of fruits and vegetable! Oh, and even teething biscuits, which I will hopefully be attempting next week!