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The best thing about living in this part of Yorkshire?
Perfect rhubarb conditions. Yummy yummy yummy!
27th Mar 2006, 21:30   | tags:,,

Euphro says:

Mmmm! We had a delicious blackberry and apple crumble for dessert this evening, rustled up by Mrs_euphro from last autumns blackberries. Yum!

27th Mar 2006, 21:33

FilbertFox says:

not keen on blackberries, but i do get a fine crop of blackcurrents, which make a very very good frozen yoghurt icecream. the rhubarb makes a very good full fat icecream

27th Mar 2006, 21:36

Love rhubarb...... We used to grow it behind the shed at my parents house.

Good for cleaning pans as well!

27th Mar 2006, 21:38

Gael says:

oh great! I found a rhubarb plant I'd forgotten I had in the garden today! Not big enough to harvest yet, though

27th Mar 2006, 21:40

FilbertFox says:

i have two plants they get huge when it comes to cropping time

27th Mar 2006, 21:52

daz says:

I think the stems are cooked until they are all mushy... Like apple sauce. And you can make pies with it. I don't like it because it gives me heartburn, it's really weird.

27th Mar 2006, 22:26

crickson says:

Also a cartoon dog.

28th Mar 2006, 09:28

FilbertFox says:

MBP - harvest a few stalks by pulling them from the crown, chop the leaves of and put them on your compos heap/bin. Wash the stalks and chop them into 1cm slices. Put them in a flat cooking dish (like for lasagna etc) sprinkle with a tad of sugar, put a crumble mix on top (with oats is best) and cook on 180C for 45 mins or so until rhubarb soft but not mushy and crumble is cooked and browned. Eat with custard - and a spoon!

28th Mar 2006, 11:34

Steve says:

Daz your body is wise

Welcome to my world of mild hypochondria!

28th Mar 2006, 11:42

Euphro says:

Yes, make sure you wash your hands after handling the leaves, and be a bit generous in removing them from the stem (i.e. absolutely don't leave any green bits).

28th Mar 2006, 11:44

Geodyne says:


28th Mar 2006, 11:45

Steve says:


28th Mar 2006, 12:00

Geodyne says:

*bursts into laughter*

That is so cute. :D

28th Mar 2006, 12:02

Euphro says:

Ah, one of my favourites... :)

28th Mar 2006, 12:05

Steve says:

Glad you liked it, it was actually really hard to find an image of Rhubarb, I found naked ladies covering themselves with rhubarb leaves first!

28th Mar 2006, 12:05

crickson says:

One of my fav kids shows. For a while you could download the episodes from the BBC cult website, until the website was canned. Unfeeling sods.

28th Mar 2006, 12:07

what did you type in to find those images steve? im sure if you just typed rhubarb cartoon you would find him straight away.? me thinks you wanted naughty ladies

28th Mar 2006, 12:08

Steve says:

Be my guest, try it! in the end I had to use "Rhubarb Godfrey"

28th Mar 2006, 12:21

Steve says:

Although now "rhubarb custard" works as well :)

28th Mar 2006, 12:28

Euphro says:

Well, she's not particularly naked at all (in shorts with bare legs), and most of the pics were just of the plant (or have you set your filters more openly than mine) :D

28th Mar 2006, 12:32

Steve says:

I agree having looked again she is clothed, I guess we all see what we want to see!

Although I am sure that there was also another pic that is not showing up now....... honest......

28th Mar 2006, 12:44

Twiglet says:

Old Mother Twiglet's method of serving rhubarb:

Cook the rhubarb and sweeten it well. Put some cornflakes in a sundae glass. Put some rhubarb on top. Put some custard on top and if you like put some cream on top. Looks stunning and exotic, tastes wonderful.

28th Mar 2006, 13:49

Geodyne says:

Rhubard and apple pie. Can't beat it.

28th Mar 2006, 14:02

paws_mcgraw says:

*Newby coughs nervously* Hi everybody!

Apple is my friend. Not really supposed to eat sugar, but rhubarb on its own is awful and makes my face go amusing. One day I may take a picture.

But stewing some rhubarb and apple together is a yummy alternative! I say brightly, pretending I don't miss sugar's comforting embrace...

1st Apr 2006, 23:12

FilbertFox says:

And hello to you!

rhubarb and apple is good. why can you not eat sugar?

2nd Apr 2006, 13:50

stephmog says:

The cartoon dog is spelt Roobarb so that's probably where you were going wrong :)

14th Apr 2006, 18:40