Picture the scene of my good self dressed in my normal early morning gardening attire of pyjamas & wellies. With the bottoms of my pyjama trousers tucked into my wellies for good measure as I didn't want spiders or bugs scrambling up my legs whilst clambering through the fruit bushes to gain access to the Rhubarb patch.
Anyway I managed to gather just under 1 kg of Rhubarb stalks, I took the scales outside & weighed them as I trimmed the leaves & the bottom of the stalks away.
I had read in the past of a herb known as Sweet Cicely of which the leaves can be used to stew with the fruit to cut down on the amount of sugar used. Rhubarb is after all one of the sourest fruits known to man or rather one of the sourest vegetables. Anyway I added to my kg of chopped Rhubarb 6 sliced Sweet Cicely leaves.
I forgot to take some photos of the finished crumble as the following three hours passed by in a blur. We were going to my sisters for lunch you see & had arranged to pick my father up from his care home so he could spend a day with all of us.
Mike phoned the home just before 9am just to do a final confirmation that we were picking him up. We had arranged with my dad to pick him up at 11am earlier on in the week. Mike was told that my dad had been up since the crack of dawn & had made sure he was ready. Even though I was yet to have a shower & was in the middle of making my crumble & a cauliflower cheese to take for lunch I knew we had to pick him up then. So with my hair scraped back, I truly looked a holy sight! I did manage to pull a pair of jeans on though I may have had my pyjama top on underneath my coat we drove to the home to pick my dad up.
My dad can't walk properly now & Mike took charge of helping him to & from the car all day. He had his wheelchair with him but didn't want the faff of bringing it out of the car for such short distances. It was so touching to see Mike escort my dad down our garden path, my sisters garden path & the pair of them pretending to do the waltz as my dad clung onto Mike for dear life. I was a mere blanket holding assistant!
Anyway I do hope you all had a lovely Easter & no matter what people say I am rather loving 'The Big Allotment Challenge'. I do think it's huge fun. Enjoy your day xx