Over the last few weeks we have been forcing rhubarb under a pot in the front garden. The pot has slowly been rising up, even though it has two large stone rocks on it. We took a look to see what was going on and found this:
The pinkest, more luminous rhubarb we have ever grown. We'll never compare to the rhubarb growing sheds down the road in the rhubarb triangle, they produce a pink that would make the most chiseled person blush. So, we decided to produce a meal that would celebrate this wonderful, often maligned plant. It started with Bombay chicken with a rhubarb chutney:
With nigella breads.
Followed by a rhubarb Eton Mess.
The crown has now been uncovered to recover. We won't harvest anymore off it this year. Remember that rhubarb is not just an edible but a great foliage plant for difficult areas in the garden but the bonus is that you can do so much with it from food to drink.