Rhubarb ~ May 2013
I have been playing around with the rhubarb patch in the garden and think I may have finally found away it is palatable; Cordial.
I’ve tried two different recipes, the first one from Colour It Green this one has a very strong rhubarb flavour which I oddly really like.
And the second recipe I based the second batch on was from Life on Pig Row. I did change this one a fair bit but it has more water in it to start with and it does make for a weaker flavour so I think I shall be playing around with the first one a little more. When I first read the second recipe I was sure that I read it had ginger in so a whole hand of ginger went into stew with the rhubarb and I couldn’t find the grater for the orange peel so no orange went in.
I’ve done it! I’ve actually made some elderflower cordial that tastes the way it should, and it is very nice.
Last year I didn’t manage to get my act together to have more than one attempt at making some, and it didn’t work, but this year I tried a recipe from Colour It Green and it has work wonderfully.
Needless to say that more will be being made this weekend if the sun comes out.
I have finally been paid! And even better than that I’ve been paid by both jobs. Normally I get paid by cheque from one job and that has cleared, and mostly been spent, by the time my pay from my other job comes into the bank but this month has been messed up because of the bank holiday.
It was so nice to finally be able to do things like stock up on animal feed and human feed as well. As I’d just been paid I went into the whole food shop as well, to stock up on silly little things that are nice to have but aren’t really needed. This time I found some ‘wild nettle cordial’, it’s good and from the ingredients looks really easy to make so I think I will have a go at it. It should work with just an elder flower cordial recipe with nettles instead of elder.