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National Strawberry Rhubarb Day

I've personally never tried it, but from what I know, " A tart vegetable, rhubarb is often paired with sweet fruits making for a pleasing dessert." So if you are a Rhubarb lover, today is your day.


According to nationaldaycalendar.com, "Around the country, rhubarb is a perennial favorite for home gardens. One of the first fruits of their labors, gardeners begin to harvest rhubarb in the middle of May and early June, and it finds its way into desserts and preserves. Rhubarb known for making deliciously baked goods and satisfying the hankering for something from the garden early in the season. Since rhubarb takes on the flavor of the fruit or vegetable it is paired with, it is an excellent complement to many recipes. "


FUN FACT:  Did you know? "Rhubarb is a primary ingredient in cleaners for over 100 years. In fact, you can rub a cut stalk of rhubarb over a burnt skillet and let the high oleic acid content do the work."


In honor of today, here are a few ways you can homage:

📍Harvest the Rhubarb in your yard.

📍Pick some Strawberries and make a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

📍Try this recipe: STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CAKE


INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups fresh rhubarb, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced (2 cups)

  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) white cake mix

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  • 2   eggs

  • 1 medium orange

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup thawed frozen whipped topping


DIRECTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut rhubarb into 1/4-inch slices using Chef’s Knife. Place in Stainless (4-qt.) Mixing Bowl. Slice strawberries into Bowl using Egg Slicer Plus®; mix lightly. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs; mix according to package directions. Zest orange with Microplane® Zester to measure 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons zest. Stir 2 tablespoons of the zest into cake batter; set aside remaining zest. Spread batter evenly in Rectangular Baker. Top with fruit mixture. Sprinkle with sugar Flour/Sugar Shaker. Bake 45-50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Fold remaining orange zest into whipped topping. Attach Open Star Tip to Easy Accent® Decorator; fill with whipped topping mixture. Cut cake into squares; serve warm using Mini-Serving Spatula. Garnish each serving with whipped topping mixture.


Yield: 12  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 350, Fat 13 g, Sodium 300 mg, Dietary Fiber 2 g

CHEF’s KNIFE: #100838

STAINLESS (4-QT) MIXING BOWL: #1735

EGG SLICER PLUS: #1182

CLASSIC BATTER BOWL: #2431

MICROPLANE ZESTER: #100482

RECTANGULAR BAKER: #100774

FLOUR/SUGAR SHAKER: #100223

EASY ACCENT DECORATOR:100260

EASY ACCENT STAR TIP: #RP1095

MINI-SERVING SPATULA:#2622


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ACTION STEP: The delicious fruit combo starts on top of the cake batter but magically travels to the bottom of the cake during the process. so invite your friends and family over to taste this tantalizing treat, and let me know in the comments how it turned out or kick your kitchen up a notch by booking your cooking show here:

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