Couscous Salad with Pickled Rhubarb, Feta, and Grapes

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A springtime couscous salad recipe, complete with feta, grapes, and pickled rhubarb. 

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but I hate salad. I don’t just mean ‘dislike’ – what I have is a deep-rooted, emotionally charged, nearly-unnatural hatred for the stuff. I’m one of those sorry people that will eat everything else on my plate, picking around the salad, finally mushing it up into a ball and hiding it under a slice of bread or a hapless biscuit. I know, it’s pathetic. [Read more...]

Springtime Swagger: Pickled Rhubarb

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- Garrett took this pickled rhubarb photo with his phone. Zoinx! -

So, this it totally Garrett’s recipe, which I’ve pilfered so that we can do a joint recipe together (coming next week!). A major part of that dish is pickled rhubarb, and instead of combining two recipes into one mega-long recipe, I’m dividing them up for the sake of both sanity and organization.

When I first tasted this pickle, I reflexively made an awful, sour face that felt like someone was sucking my eyeballs into my brainstem. Garrett looked at me, concerned, and asked, “It’s not good?” After taking a few seconds to catch my breath, I squeaked out that no, I thought it was actually quite good. I just wasn’t prepared for it. I think I choked out the words “bracing” and “astringent” before diving in for a second piece.

I think Garrett put it best: [Read more...]