The first is rhubarb sauce. I simply cook 4 cups of rhubarb in 1/3 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar. Sometimes I add a tablespoon of lemon juice but not always. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the rhubarb is tender. Serve warm over pound cake or the very best is to serve it over chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.
The other two rhubarb things includes a favorite cake that my friend Cheryl Kolar often made. It was a signature dish that she enjoyed making. The crusty sugary topping made the cake unbelievably good. Whenever I make it or eat this dessert, I think of Cheryl. I have renamed the recipe in her honor - CK's Rhubarb Cake.
The cake is quick and easy to make. It is delicious made using either fresh rhubarb or frozen. Moist and great made into muffins and served as a breakfast pastry.
And check out the recipe for rhubarb crisp that is a family favorite and another quick easy recipe.
Rhubarb - 'Tis the Season at http://greenfroggifts.blogspot.com/2014/04/rhubarb-tis-season.html.
Jellies and jams are quick and easy to make and make great gifts for the holidays. And nothing beats the taste of fresh jams or jellies. So much more flavor than commercial products.
And then while we are at it read a book or two about strawberries (can't find any about rhubarb).
Cook-A-Doodle-Doo by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel. And you may wish to make the magnificent Strawberry Shortcake. http://mcbookwords.blogspot.com/2011/12/little-red-hens-magnificent-strawberry.html
Other books include:
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood
Little Sister and Month Brothers by Beatrice Schenk deRegniers, with illustrations by Margot Tomes. -- in this book Little Sister is sent out to gather strawberries during the month of February. This is a Ukrainian folktale that includes motifs similar to those in the Cinderella tale.