Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I Had A Dream

I have literally just awoken from my nap with a recipe floating around my head - where did it come from, no idea. Do I like rhubarb, not really fussed ... Anyway, here goes:

Lightly stew enough rhubarb for two people. Set aside. Spike an orange with cloves and boil in a very small saucepan with just enough water to cover it. When the orange begins to soften, remove from the water and remove the cloves. Grate the rind over the rhubarb. Squeeze the juice into the water, add sugar and reduce to a syrup. Gently reheat rhubarb, place on a plate, pour over syrup and serve with real vanilla ice cream.

Can someone remind me of this dream next winter....

8 comments:

Gale said...

Oh god woman!!! rhubarb is up there with asparagus...love the stuff..now if you plant some, you need to put a 'mullet' in the hole first...my grandad taught me that

kyles said...

good lord deal woman, u r dreaming of rhubarb, what next...lol...??? i don't think i've ever eaten it, but the lemons and cloves makes it sound yummy, why wait until next winter?

Mountaingirl said...

It it usually a winter plant Miss K - hence the wait. Mind you, if anyone knows where I can get some, and someone is volunteering to eat it, am happy to refine this dream into a real recipe :-)

Kirby said...

Sounds Yum, i'll be your guinee pig

kyles said...

shows ya how much i know, just ignore me the little carnivore in the corner...giggles

Anonymous said...

OH YUM! Rhubarb is easy to grow too! I just bought seeds in a packet :)

The Duck Herder said...

Hello Mountaingirl. I just wanted to de-lurk and say "hello, your blog is just wonderful!".

PS, I have rhubarb in the garden, an orange in the bowl and cloves in the cupboard - I know JUST what we are going to have for desert tonight!

Mountaingirl said...

please consider duck herder that this was literally a dream - and as such an untested recipe but please let me know how it goes :-)