Picking Rhubarb

Champagne, Rhubarb

Picking Rhubarb is great because it’s probably one of the first signs of the year that all of your hard work has paid off. As I’ve said before, throughout the year rhubarb is one of those really low maintenance plants that offers a great return. It’s a great filler in cakes, crumbles and tarts. I […]

April 26, 2018

Splitting and planting rhubarb

Champagne, Rhubarb

Splitting and planting rhubarb can be a very daunting task and is one that I have to do every 5 or 6 years or so. Rhubarb is such a great plant to grow if you have an allotment and is one of the first things I would recommend planting if you’re starting to grow your […]

April 8, 2018

Rhubarb Jam Roly Poly

Champagne, Recipes, Rhubarb

Ingredients 150g Sifted Self Raising Flour 40g Caster Sugar 70g Vegetable Suet 1 beaten egg 2 Tablespoon semi-skimmed milk Butter for greasing Rhubarb Jam (as much as you like) Method 1. First of all Pre-heat the oven to 200C, lay grease proof paper on a baking tray and grease the paper with butter. 2. In […]

June 1, 2016

Rhubarb and orange crumble

Champagne, Recipes, Rhubarb

Ah… A Sunday favorite the classic Rhubarb crumble… Ingredients Zest and juice of one large orange 75g of caster sugar 500g chopped rhubarb 75g unsalted butter 100g sifted plain flour 75g demerara sugar Method 1. Pre-heat the oven to 190F, gas mark5. 2. Mix the rhubarb, sugar and the juice and zest of an orange […]

May 25, 2016

Making rhubarb jam

Champagne, Recipes, Rhubarb

Ok, so I’m giving the jam making a go. I’ve tried making jam in the past and it was ended up being a huge mistake. I made apple and marrow jam which turned into concrete, I think there’s still some of it under the stairs, which has the potential to be discovered by some kind […]

May 9, 2016

Forcing Rhubarb: Champagne Rhubarb

Champagne, Rhubarb

Forcing Champagne Rhubarb involves covering the crown with a pot to reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the plant. As the plant looks for light, the shoots will grow longer, producing an early crop. The result should be a rhubarb plant offering fresh, pink stems at least two or three weeks earlier than uncovered crowns. […]

January 29, 2016