Ack. Its JUNE!! How did that happen so fast? This month seems like a big one – this little blog turns FOUR! My baby turns TWO, and Joel starts his second year of residency. Plus visits from both sets of grandparents, and all the other summer fun that is just about to start up.
For a long long time I have been smitten with rhubarb. It wasn’t likely to happen because I can honestly say my mother never ever baked with it. But whenever rhubarb made its appearance at church potlucks, I was always sure to grab a piece. But I never had the opportunity to bake with it myself, and by the time I had my own kitchen, it seemed that rhubarb had fallen off the face of the earth. By the time I go to the farmers market it has disapeared. I seem to never find it at the grocery store, or when I do its $5 for a pound!!!!
For years now I have wanted to bake something with rhubarb. I always see all these other bloggers making beautiful tasty treats and I can never ever find any!!! So you can imagine my glee when I found it at the store for $2.50 a pound instead! It was sad, kinda limpy, and some of the stalks looked downright gross. As I was diligently looking through all the inventory (there had to be something useable in there!! There just had to be!) another woman came over and exclaimed about how gross and pathetic they looked. She gave me a look that said “I can’t believe you are going to buy that”, turned up her nose and walked away. I wanted to chase her down and tell her that I did in fact know good produce when I saw it, but I really really needed to buy this pathetic lot of rhubarb!! In the end I found four decent stalks (haha!). The good news is that I only used two for these muffins, so I have two leftover for something else! What shall it be?!
These muffins were a perfect use of my coveted rhubarb- packed with delicious juicy fruit bits and super moist, plus the fun additive of the ground almonds. I also really liked how the crumble was made on the stovetop! I might have to make my crumble that way again, it was very easy and made a great crumble!
Jenni lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her amazing husband, two girls, two dogs who think they are children, and a feisty cat. She is the creator of The Gingered Whisk, a recipe blog dedicated to finding easy, healthy-ish, and tasty weeknight meals that kids and adults alike will love. She is super passionate about helping every member of a family learn to love great food. When not cooking, eating, or thinking about food, she is often hiking around area parks, creating intricate legos castles with her girls, watching nerdy tv with her husband, or curled up in a corner somewhere reading a good book.