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

Spiced Duck with Rhubarb

Rhubarb fool, rhubarb ice cream, rhubarb crumble – been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. I wanted to use rhubarb in a savoury recipe in a sweet and sour combination that would cut through and complement something rich, in same way you make a gooseberry sauce to go with mackerel. Continue reading