Rhubarb-Ginger Fizz

Rhubarb-Ginger Fizz

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lpsJyh0e8BI/UapnapzNKrI/AAAAAAAACNM/GTmdMbE62Jc/s1600/Rhubarb.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lpsJyh0e8BI/UapnapzNKrI/AAAAAAAACNM/GTmdMbE62Jc/s1600/Rhubarb.jpg" //a/divbr /br /My second ba href="http://csafarms.ca/" target="_blank"CSA/a/b box arrived last week and, with it, came a bounty of  rhubarb. br /br /Well, actually maybe not a bounty, but 5 healthy pink stalks. There's this weird phenomenon with CSA produce where you both get a lot and not very much of one type of vegetable or fruit. Can you CSA endorsers relate?  But that is the challenge, and the fun of taking part in a CSA -- or Community Supported Agriculture -- program. It's a fantastically delicious way to take part in your community and to eat seasonally and locally. It's essentially like buying stocks in a farm, and getting a portion of whatever the farm produces that year as payment. I pick up a box or produce every week from now until the end of the summer, a couple blocks from my apartment. It means there is a lot of fresh cooking going on in my kitchen, but also a bit of a constant "what's for dinner" challenge because you can't fully plan your meals ahead of time! br /br /The rhubarb we received didn't come in sufficient numbers to make a pie or tart as I would have hoped, but I turned into the next best thing I could think of:b rhubarb simple syrup/b! If you haven't made flavoured simple syrup before, this recipe is a great one to start with. Simple syrup -- a, yes simple! -- mixture of sugar and water is great to use in drinks and summer treats, like popsicles. Once the sugar has dissolved in water, it stays at an eternal syrupy stage making it perfect to add to lemonades, ice tea or cocktails of any kind. br /br /This version is simply topped off with carbonated water, but would be delicious as an evening cocktail with a little vodka or other strong liqueur. Even if your rhubarb doesn't seem that pink when you cook it down, rest assured, the end result will take on a lovely pink hue once strained. br /b/bbr /a href="http://ourchocolateshavings.blogspot.com/2013/06/rhubarb-ginger-fizz.html#more"Read more »/adiv class="blogger-post-footer"For the rest of this post, please visit my blog at www.chocolateshavings.ca

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