We’re teaming up with food and garden bloggers to host Spring Fling 2011, a season-long garden party. In coming weeks, we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Recently, we dove into the world of asparagus — today, we’re exploring rhubarb.
Rhubarb is a large reddish, celery-like stalk with large green leaves. Even though rhubarb is commonly paired with strawberries to create tarts, cobblers and pies, this lengthy root is a vegetable. It tends to be tart, needing the addition of ample sweeteners like sugar and additional fruits.
Here’s how to incorporate rhubarb in your Mother’s Day menu »
Creamy risotto is mixed with Bibb lettuce, Parmesan cheese and fresh lemon juice and can be served as a light main or hearty side — perfect for Mother’s Day. Tangy Italian cheese and asparagus top this Italian classic for an extra burst of flavor.
Get the recipe: Risotto With Asparagus
Browse more of Food Network’s Mother’s Day recipes.
Mother’s Day is less than 3 weeks away, what are you planning for the special mom in your life? Breakfast in bed? A tea party? An outdoor picnic? A card or a special gift? Or maybe all of the above. One gift she’d surely love is a copy of Food Network Magazine‘s new cookbook, Great Easy Meals. The New York Times best seller is loaded with easy weeknight dinner recipes and side dishes to pair with them, plus 10-minute dessert recipes, tips from the Food Network Kitchens, and peeks into the home kitchens of your favorite TV chefs.
You can order mom (or yourself!) a copy, but we’d like to give you a chance to win one for free! All you have to do is comment on this post with the dish(es) you’re planning on making the mom in your life for Mother’s Day, OR the dish your own mom made best. We’re giving away one copy of the cookbook to a randomly-selected, and very lucky commenter.
You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, DC or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9 am ET on April 20th and 5pm ET on April 22nd. Subject to full official rules. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.
So tell us, what are you making for mom?