A fool for rhubarb

Once again we have to thank the Victorians for discovering the culinary delights of rhubarb, as prior to the 19th century it was more likely to be found in a physic garden or apothecary's shop than the vegetable garden. Extracts from Chinese rhubarb Rheum officinale¬† and Chingai or Turkey rhubarb Rheum palmatum have been used… Continue reading A fool for rhubarb

Sunshine after the storm

It is a fact of geography and climate that when the weather is foul in England it is often wonderful in the Western Isles. Since that last gale in early May we've had virtually no rain and day after day of sunshine. With a north-easterly air flow it has been a little on the chilly… Continue reading Sunshine after the storm