Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Garden Equation

So the equation goes something like this........

TIME necessary to spend in garden to keep it tidy..

minus ACTUAL time spent in garden

EQUALS rather messy and untidy garden...
 open bracket ( sigh !) close bracket.

On the plus side, there are lots of things growing in said untidy/messy garden,
redcurrants, rhubarb, beans, red onions, yellow onions, potatoes, tomatoes (lots), cabbages, chickpeas, raspberries, blueberries, grapes and strawberries.
I'll save the greenhouse for another day !

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mmmmm.... Rhubarb

 We have some lovely rhubarb in the garden at the moment,

Red and ripe
And ready for harvesting.

So this is what I made with it today.

Victorian Barbece Sauce from the Bernadin Complete Book of Home Preserving.
I've made it before and it's very good brushed on meat for the barbecue or just served as a chutney.

I had so much of it I made this great big jars of rhubarb and sweet cicely cordial,
 recipe from here,
 adapted by me to add the sweet cicely,
(we have a forest of sweet cicely so I'm always glad to use some of it up).

Isn't it a gorgeous colour ! I'm about to try it with some club soda and ice cubes.