I remember that when I was a child, I always loved eating rhubarb. My mother would tell me not to eat too much, because I would get a stomach ache. Now, I feel so lucky because I can eat as much rhubarb as I like......and I do. I am constantly nibbling on little chunks of it, as I prepare it for recipes.
I love to bake with rhubarb, and make jams or relish. My late mother-in-law was one of the best bakers I ever had the pleasure of taste-testing for. She was also an avid berry picker, and loved to make different and delicious treats from whatever berries or fruit was in season. The rhubarb was the first to be ripe, in early to mid-June. She would go on a "baking marathon", baking anything and everything rhubarb. I pulled out her "Rhubarb Custard Squares" recipe this morning, and gave it a try. I've put the recipe at the end of this post.
Here's how my rhubarb looked before I picked it..........