Category: rhubarb

Rhubarb – strawberry sorbet. To end the season…

Rhubarb – strawberry sorbet. To end the season in style.

#rhubarb #strawberry #sorbet #homegrown #homemade #allotment #rabarber #aardbeien #moestuin #lekker #ijs

Rhubarb gin. Although ‘rabarbie gin&rsqu…

Rhubarb gin. Although ‘rabarbie gin’ would’ve been more appropriate. This is about three good sized stalks of rhubarb, about three heaped tablespoons of sugar, juice of half a lime and about half a bottle of @gordonsginuk. The other rabarbie has made a version without the sugar and through extensive testing, we’re going to find out which packs more flavour. For science, of course.
#truestory #rhubarb #gin #cocktails #homegrown #homemade #moestuin #frommygarden #forscience #alcohol #summer

Pea and potato planting day. Lovely morning, n…

Pea and potato planting day. Lovely morning, not too hot, no rain, poifect!  I planted my maincrop today. I am growing “rooster” for the first time. It’s a lovely red all-rounder and usually the one I buy in the shops – so hoping for a good crop. The earlies have already gone in (swift & belle de fountenay) but needed labelling. My pea of choice this year is “petit provence” its a dwarf petit pois type which should give a very early crop of small sweet peas. I shall also be growing “onward”, which is a slightly bigger pea, from later sowings.

My rhubarb bed is in full swing now although for the 2nd year it has produced flower stalks?? Still its very tasty!!

Rhubarb! So far we’ve made compote and c…

Rhubarb! So far we’ve made compote and cake, but we’re always on the lookout for new recipes. So what’s your favourite way of using this delicious tart and sour and tangy veg? (It is a veg, right?!)
#rhubarb #recipe #organicgardening #harvest #homegrown #oogst #rabarber #biologisch #eigenkweek #tuinieren #moestuin #allotment #growyourownfood #growfood #veggies #baking #gin

Too bad rhubarb flowers don’t flower onc…

Too bad rhubarb flowers don’t flower once you cut them. But we want more rhubarb, so we’re cutting them anyway!
#nomercy #morerhubarb #rhubarb #rabarber #rhubarbe #flowers #sacrifice #allotment #moestuin #organicgardening #growsomethinggreen #eatgreen #spring #lente #tuinieren

I now declare chutney season open! #rhubarb #c…

I now declare chutney season open! #rhubarb #chutney #gyo #allotment #conserve (at Chester, Cheshire)

First rhubarb picking of the year. Could be a …

First rhubarb picking of the year. Could be a bumper crop of this is anything to go by!

First Rhubarb and first sorbet. It couldn’t be…

First Rhubarb and first sorbet. It couldn’t be a better match, with some raspberries thrown in for good spirit.

#rhubarbraspberrysorbet #rhubarb #sorbet #raspberry #spring #first #issummerhere #allotment #growyourown #makeyourown #homemade #pink #yum #rabarber #frambozen #ijs #zomer #roze #nomnomnom

It’s been a while but an old friend is back. F…

It’s been a while but an old friend is back. Following the resurgence of the Tigers and to mark their return to a top 4 place in the premiership I have re-mounted the flag on my allotment shed. Unfortunately the wind is coming from the wrong direction for the full effect. 

Talking of allotments – I have a lot of catching up to do.

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My broad beans are starting to flower – which strikes me as being a bit early!…But thats not the only sign that spring is well and truly on its way.

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Raspberry shoots are appearing in the beds, here’s hoping for a bumper crop of the most fantastically aromatic and tasty fruit.

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Here is another tasty crop. The purple sprouting broccoli are finally here. They were stripped of green leaf by pigeons a couple of months a go but they have recovered well and starting to give a decent crop of one of my favourite veggies.

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Together with a few rhubarb sticks from under my forcing bucket. the makings of a lovely dinner. Yummmmmmm!

Sneak peak at the rhubarb that is shooting up…

Sneak peak at the rhubarb that is shooting up in glorious shades of pink underneath that big terracotta pot.

#rhubarb #pink #red #forcing #terracotta #earlyspring #allotment #rabarber #forceren #moestuin #roze #ishetallente