Today's yummy harvest includes:
- Purple sprouting broccoli (which I'll simply steam)
- Rhubarb (which I'll turn into a crumble)
- Leeks (which I'll either steam or pan fry in butter)
The rhubarb was a plant I brought from my old allotment, which has been in since 2007, each year it gets bulkier and bulkier. The stalks don't go completely pink, and I don't force it either, I just let it go a bit wild. I'm planning on moving this year - I could probably get a couple of good sized cuttings off it for anyone who wants them? I mainly turn rhubarb into crumble, but last year made a cake (rhubarb, raspberry & custard), but I would like to make something else rhubarby, like a jam or a chutney. I've made rhubarb ice cream before (which is delicious), so I might make that again.
The broccoli was inherited from the allotment next door - I was offered the plot last month and it has about 3 purple sprouting broccoli plants on it - bonus! Especially as I didn't get mine in early enough and missed the spring-brassica season.