Rhubarb!

2 Mar

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I picked the first rhubarb of the season yesterday. It’s the earliest I’ve ever picked it, it’s out in the open garden, I don’t force my rhubarb to bring it on early. I guess it’s the relatively warm and wet winter we’ve had.

rhubarb

I did a drawing eight years ago just as the rhubarb was starting to come through the ground – it’s almost three weeks later than the thick robust stems I picked over the weekend.

rhubarb-crumble

 

Then I made a crumble. Husb had it with lashings of custard. I don’t eat rhubarb. It has it’s original ancient medicinal effect on me – a laxative!

6 Responses to “Rhubarb!”

  1. Alli Farkas March 3, 2020 at 19:54 #

    I have, probably, too much rhubarb in the garden. But it’s hiding right now. Doubt that I’ll see it before May.

    • Rosie Scribblah March 4, 2020 at 20:50 #

      Once the season really kicks in, there’s going to be loads so I’ll make rhubarb chutney, my favourite, for the rest of the year

      • Alli Farkas March 6, 2020 at 16:38 #

        Update: I surveyed the garden yesterday and pulled up some of the dead stuff I didn’t clear off last fall. Underneath, a whole patch of rhubarb, bright red, poking up about 2 inches…!

    • Rosie Scribblah March 8, 2020 at 16:25 #

      Yaaayyy!!!!

  2. Gilles Labruyère March 2, 2020 at 21:16 #

    I love rhubarb, in crumbles indeed, but also as jam or pie.
    Bravo, Risie !

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