Rhubarb on the Veggie Patch.
I love it, it's one of those crops you plant once and it comes back year after year, feeding you, making you happy. All it needs is a very occasional feed and a bit of weeding … when you remember!!
Yesterday I picked all the stalks that were ready, the ones crossing over and inhibiting other stalks that are coming on.
I brought them inside and washed them … after feeding the leaves to the chickens.
Don't panic I know they are poisonous, but chickens use them as a self-wormer if and when they need to, so I always give them the option before the leaves go on the compost heap.
Next the stalks were cut into chunky chunks.
I always think the glisten of water around soaking fruit or vegetables in the sink is worthy of a piece of art … perhaps that's just me then 🤪
I found two apples that were shrivelling nicely, well they've been in the fridge since Christmas … what do I expect of my fruit 🤣🤣
Chopped and added to the rhubarb, they all soon lived together in the pan while they simmered away for 15 minutes with a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar.
Supper last night with a dollop of ice-cream … and four more portions in the fridge for two days more suppers.
I should maybe have added a bit more sugar … my face was a picture, I don't do tart very well !!