I used to have a rhubarb plant near our lilac bush. It never was strong, but I managed to stew a little rhubarb every year.
This is the first year I've harvested the rhubarb from this new plant...
In the meantime, I'm simply stewing the stalks in water.
Next time, I plan to make unsweetened apple sauce and mix the unsweetened stewed rhubarb with that. I find that unsweetened cooked apples have a natural sweetness.
So great to eat fresh rhubarb, harvested and then cooked in less than half an hour! Now, that's fresh!