Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Down the allotment we are harvesting...

Gooseberries and rhubarb. We popped to the allotment this morning as another excuse to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Our rhubarb plot is on it's third year now, and it's really taken off! We have far more than we can eat or even freeze! We've tried a few different recipes to the standard rhubarb crumble, the highlight definitely being rhubarb ice cream! Today I cut the rhubarb patch back a lot, leaving only the smallest, thinnest shoots on each plant. I wonder if it will encourage even more growth this year or not? 

Last year we planted a few gooseberry bushes, given to us as cuttings from another plot holder. We harvested a small handful this time last year. Today, Eden really enjoyed the task of picking the gooseberries (despite it being a prickly job!). We picked from just one bush, with more than enough to make a gooseberry fool for tea later. Looking forward to more gooseberries over the next week or two and much like for the rhubarb, I need to research some different recipes to make use of them! 


3 comments:

Barb McCoy said...

I've never had gooseberries but I would love to someday try them. Thanks so much for sharing your link and nature time.

mypeaceinthepuzzle said...

YUM! We love rhubarb. My mom makes this awesome rhubarb dessert. She calls it rhubarb roll. It's like a biscuity cinnamon roll type dough. You place the rhubarb rolls in a baking dish with a brown sugar sauce over all and bake. It is so delicious. I don't have her recipe, but you might find one like it online. Happy baking!

Ponderings from the Kitchen said...

That does sound delicious! I will definitely look up a recipe for that, and if I don't find one I'll have to experiment for something similar!