Rhubarb Harvest

It’s the bank holiday weekend and we’ve had out first proper harvest! The rhubarb at the allotment has been looking better than ever, so Ade took the first stems yesterday and I hastened home to stew it with some maple syrup and cinnamon, while it was still warm from the sun.

I love rhubarb and it’s always so reliable: it’s the first crop of the year, it looks good, it tastes good, and, between you and me, it’s the only thing I KNOW I can turn into a fabulous jam without any problems. This year, I’ll be doing my usual failsafe recipes with the rhubarb, but I’ve also got a few experimental ideas up my sleeve which I’m looking forward to trying out.

I’d love to hear if you’re growing rhubarb and what you’re making with it. You can always try out my Rhubarb & Lime Cheesecake or my easy Rhubarb & Banana Squares if you fancy a change from crumble!

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend y’all!

 

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Rhubarb Harvest

  1. Mmmm…those recipes sound delicious! My partner in crime has just made a batch of rhubarb and ginger jam and it is delicious. I was nervous about the ginger, as I hate it overpowering the rhubarb, but he’s got the balance exactly right – just an intriguing warmth, but the rhubarb flavour is still the highlight.

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  2. Oh, I miss my rhubarb! It is still growing out there, but it really needs to be moved into a garden with good soil where it can get watered and tended to and grow into big happy rhubarb. I just put it out there to keep it alive until I find a permanent home for it. I have more of it in my garden parcel a few miles away. I got it from my great grandfather when I was just a little tyke.

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  3. I’ll be making crumble and strawberry and rhubarb jam mostly. But I’ve found out that you can use cheese for a savoury crumble, so I hope to do that as well as try it in curry.

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      1. One of my colleagues tried out some of rhubarb last year with lentils and apple. I know that it is used in Bangladeshi curries, though I’ve not got a recipe. But I’m definitely going to try the lentil and apple one when my apples are ready.

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