Saturday, 23 May 2020

Rhubarb!

A friend with a large rhubarb patch called me and said "It's ready! Come and get some!"
So I did.
Rhubarb is classified as a vegetable, but is generally used as a fruit in desserts and jams.  It's strange that the stalks can be eaten, but the roots and leaves are poisonous and contain oxalic acid.
When I was a child, there was nothing better than to sit on the ground next to the rhubarb with a bowl of sugar and dip the young rhubarb stalks and eat them raw. Sour but yummy!
So this is what I did with the rhubarb.....
Rhubarb crumble. I had some for dessert. Good with a scoop of icecream, but even better with lashings of custard!

15 comments:

  1. That rhubarb is way ahead of mine. It’ll be another two weeks for us. The grandkids love it.

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    1. An old gentleman farmer I knew used to declare "Rhubarb is a spring tonic"!

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  2. YUM.
    After a brother's mishap in preparing it, rhubarb is known as thumb in our family.
    And you are right. Thumb and custard is a wonderful, wonderful dish.

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    1. You'll have to tell me that thumb story one day!

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  3. I am not a huge fan, but I think I would like your Rhubarb crumble.

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  4. The crumble part has hints of cinnamon and ginger.

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  5. I'll admit, I don't like rhubarb.

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  6. Me neither. But I do like crumble more than pie. So I'd try it if I had the chance.

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    1. Well, my rhubarb crumble is super delicious, even though i do say so myself!

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  7. Your crumble looks delicious :)
    LOL I just read that you say it is super-delicious! Yum :)

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  8. I've heard about Rhubarb but rarely seen on the market here. They look like the stalks of “fuki”, or Petasites japonicas. “Fuki” is classified a vegetable and is used for traditional Japanese vegetable dishes. Your Rhubarb crumble must be more delicious with custard, though it looks yummy enough.

    Yoko

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  9. I must remember to grab some from a friend's farm. We make a rhubarb sauce to go with chicken and it is delicious.

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  10. I love rhubarb everything. Funny that no one grows it in Ukraine. Tanya bought some seeds and we'll see what happens

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  11. Rhubarb is such a welcome late spring crop! I love the zingy flavour after a long winter of nothing fresh from the garden.

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