Let’s Talk About Rhubarb

Image of rhubarb growingThe spring equinox has whizzed by already and we’re officially in the Everything’s Burgeoning In The Garden phase of growing – and yet we’re still in the period known as the hunger gap, when there are few fresh fruits or veg ready to harvest locally.

One exception is rhubarb, either bright pink and forced in the growing sheds of the famous Rhubarb Triangle of west Yorkshire or like ours, already poking up in the veg patch. Continue reading

Rhubarb and Raspberry Pie

Image of a basket of rhubarbIt’s Day Three of Mrs Portly’s Pie Week (and incidentally British Pie Week but that’s just the excuse) and maybe time to get a bit of fruit into our diets.

I love the combination of rhubarb and raspberries … it’s one of my favourite fruit crumblesContinue reading