Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Rhubarb at last...

After lots of watering and some good amounts of rain, the rhubarb has taken off. So much so, that at last, I have been able to harvest some. A brand new rhubarb crown, needs to be left alone for at least a year, to help the roots mature a bit. This was a huge crown which I divided into four and replanted.

These were the largests ones I found:
I did peel them to remove the strings. Once cooked in a little bit of water, I added sugar and thickened it with cornflour. I have never done this before but it worked quite well, meaning I could keep all the juice as well:
We had some with custard, some with yoghurt and one bowl was added to two of my breakfast smoothies.


15 comments:

  1. I've never been that keen on rhubarb, and have decided that I'm not eating it anymore - life's too short to keep forcing down something I don't really like!

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    1. I love forced rhubarb. This was admittedly a little sour.

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  2. What a great idea, thank you.
    xx

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    1. One way we like to eat it is equal parts cooked rhubarb and mashed banana stirred into whipped cream.

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  3. You are lucky. Ours have not come to much this year. I usually cook them in a little orange juice and a spoonful each of honey and ginger if they are sharp, which ours usually are!

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    1. This has taken far longer than normal. Think it needed the rain.

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  4. It's gorgeous if you simply cook it with a little water and once it is all soft (two or three minutes in the microwave) stir in a block of jelly. Any flavour works but I like strawberry or blackcurrant. Divide it up into little bowls and leave it to set.

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    1. That sounds nice, thanks for the tip.

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  5. I ate lots early - especially the forced pink stems. Not so keen later. You've reminded me to go and see if there are still any pink although I'm eating a few strawbs at the moment.

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  6. Yummy, I am just going outside to pick some of ours. I am rather partial to rhubarb crumble.

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    1. My absolute favourite way of eating it.

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  7. Tonight we are having rhubarb sponge pie for dessert, and I will be heading out to the garden to pick some more for the freezer in a little bit.

    Love rhubarb here. I used to eat it raw with a bit of sugar in a bowl for dipping.

    God bless.

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    1. Rhubarb sponge, my second favourite pudding.

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  8. Made 6 large rhubarb crumbles today. Being frozen as I type.

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