There is nothing as good as a strawberry/ruhbarb homemade pie. The combination of sweet and a deep ruhbarb sourness is just fantastic.
I have tried without much success to grow ruhbarb here in Northern California, I get very little yield. In upstate New York around the Taconics I was able to get a very good crop. I think the weather in the Northeast has a lot to do with it.
I like to eat ruhbarb all year long, I used to make it into a compote and can it for use all year round. Nothing like it on a Cold Winter day, plus I think it helps to keep you regular..[;)]