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Rhubarb
Food

Colorado Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a member of the buckwheat family (Polygonaceae). The stalks are extremely tart with a texture similar to celery. Rhubarb is technically a vegetable, even though it is most commonly prepared like a fruit in sweetened desserts. To some, it is even known by its nickname, ‘pie plant.’ Rhubarb’s […]

Food Safety

2020 Home Canning Challenges and Risks

Among the shifts in home life brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is a significant surge in home canning.  This is not surprising, given the gardening boom, more time spent at home, and the economic downturn. Unfortunately, this has created some shortages that are not only frustrating for home preservers […]