Can't wait till my new plantings of rhubarb are big enough to harvest. A co-worker gave me some last summer. Unfortunately, I had made 17 jars of strawberry-rhubarb jam before I noticed that it had lots of woody fibers in it. Kind of like little fine splinters. So, unless I pick through the jam as I use it, I might as well just dump it in the compost.
I've never even tasted rhubarb.... I guess I need to change that!
My cousins used to sit on the picnic table with a bowl of sugar and eat the rhubarb right out off the plant. Snap off a stalk, rip off the leafy top, wipe it clean on their shirt, dip it in the sugar and munch away. It is too tart for me to enjoy that way.
after all that work! just mix it with apples or berries and eat it anyways, it's not like the fiber is going to hurt you. just goes out as brown as the rest of it...