Spring Green

“At the end of the first month of spring, the yang ethers of heaven are said to waft down while the yin ethers of earth rise. They commingle harmoniously, and as a result the grasses and trees begin to sprout.”

–Lisa Dalby, East Wind Melts the Ice: A Memoir through the Seasons


Originally uploaded by mulysa_may

The rhubarb in its second year has apparently gotten the green light on spring. I’ve harvested stalks twice and now it’s trying to flower. Well, the ‘Victoria’ has leapt out of the ground. ‘Crimson Cherry’ is more timid.

Rhubarb Sauce

Cut 4 to 6 stalks rhubarb, discarding leaves.
Chop into pieces and sprinkle with sugar.
Cook in a saucepan over medium heat until it starts to fall apart, about 15 min.
Serve over ice cream, yogurt or pound cake.


About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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