A big welcome to our standard veg boxes this week is rhubarb. Hopefully most of you won’t have much problems differentiating between your celery and your rhubarb this week. We are also coming into the “Hungry Gap” where UK over-winter produce is scarcer whilst the new season’s produce is not quite ready yet…
Dessert ideas for rhubarb are a dime and dozen but what about eating it as part of your main meal? (Yes, it’s one of your veg items this week). Check out the Guardian’s 10 best recipes for rhubarb and try the Vietnamese sweet and sour soup.
And there are lots of wonderful ideas both sweet and savoury on Telegraph article. Apart from the usual cake, pudding, tart and streusel (and all of these are on the link) try it as a pickle, hummus or wine. But the dessert options like rose-scented panna cotta with rhubarb compote and rhubarb frangipane tart comes out tops for us.
For those of you with the yummy peaches why not make a peach and rhubarb crisp (add a kick with some chopped crystallised ginger) or a peach and rhubarb cobbler? Both are variations of the try and tested crumble.
For more ideas on how to eat the vegetables in this week’s box, try searching on our webpage for past blogs!
This Week’s Bounty
* Valour Potatoes, Perry Court
* White Onions, Egypt
* Carrots, Yorks
* Broad Beans, Spain
Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Lincs
Sorrel, Perry Court
* Apples Red Pippin, Kent
Items starred (*) above