At Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center, our goal is to nurture our guests with delicious food, freshly prepared using the highest quality ingredients. And it is even better when those ingredients are grown feet away from the kitchen! Here we will share with you what we are growing in our onsite vegetable, fruit and herb garden and how you can incorporate that produce in your own cooking and baking at home.
Spotlight On: Rhubarb
Culinary Director & Chef Jon LeBlanc
“We have six rhubarb plants that we harvest and each year they provide about 20 quarts of rhubarb to use in the kitchen that season.
What I find interesting about rhubarb is it’s hybrid nature – it looks like a vegetable but tastes like a fruit! Its unique tangy taste goes well with strawberries, raspberry and cherries. It is delicious in many forms: dessert, jams, jellies, served with pork or chicken, or you can even eat the stalks raw with a little sugar or salt.
Want to cook or bake with rhubarb at home? Try out these recipes that show the versatility of this vegetable!”