On the menu this morning are rhubarb tarts as the rhubarb in the garden is ready for picking so we’ll make the most of it and pick it before we start any food prep, yeay, this is what cooking is all about – growing it and cooking it, then eating it of course. I hope this will give the children a real feel for where food comes from as I remember my grandad growing rhubarb in a bucket in the back yard when I was little so even though he didn’t have a garden it didn’t stop him growing food.
My small boy, aged 9, dislikes rhubarb but he loves the shortbread base we make for the sweet fruit tarts and he loves the rhubarb juice that leaves the lovely sticky imprint on the bottom of the tart if you pick off the rhubarb. He’s had a bright idea that we’re going to try this morning, making rhubarb cookies. So we’re going to use the tart base, turn them into biscuits as well as tarts and see if it works. I’ll let you know later, off to prep the kitchen.