Vibrant, gloriously bright dishes to cheer up January
Vibrant, gloriously bright dishes to spread some joy in JanuaryThere was barely a garden without its rhubarb patch. Usually close to the compost heap, leaves large enough for a child at play to hide under. Our neighbours, aunts and uncles all had one, crimson stalks to cut for crumble and pie, for chutney and jam and for dipping raw into the sugar bowl. I have repeatedly tried to grow it, but the crowns fail each time.Early rhubarb is a treat. Long, pale stems with a delicate flavour and a hefty price tag to cheer up a grey winter’s day. Something to cheer those of us for whom pudding is a necessity rather than an option. Tempting though an old-fashioned rhubarb fool may be – the pink stalks marbling whipped cream or custard – the flavour of the early, forced fruit can too easily be smothered. Better, probably, to prepare it without a blanket of dairy produce, where its flavour can shine. Continue reading...
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