|Chocolate Brownie and her twins|
|Proud mum Orangina with the midnight arrivals…|
|Steady she goes! New lamb Juliet takes to her feet.|
|Day 1: All Lulu can lift so far is her head|
|Morning 2: After a night in the polytunnel, a bit more upright|
|Afternoon 2: Now able to stand on all fours|
|Lulu: Not quite ready for a 100m sprint, but able to toddle…|
It’s also great to see welcome signs of plant life and growth in the garden once again. The only problem with that, of course, is that the weed life is also springing into life even faster! I made my first rhubarb crumble of the season last night, and HunterGatherer and I polished off a portion topped with some Porrelli tablet ice cream. A winning combo… I use Delia’s crumble recipe, and have done since I can remember (rub tog. 8oz of plain flour and 3 oz butter till crumb-like then add 4 oz of sugar). My own little “twist” is that I also sprinkle demerara sugar over the top of the crumble before cooking, to give it extra zing!
|Ruby the rhubarb plant seems a bit small and stunted this year|
|However, we’ve still had a few nice stalks of rhubarb 🙂|
|Sprinkle over some soft brown sugar…|
|… and stew for five minutes in the microwave.|
|Then pop your crumble mixture on top and cook till golden. Yum!|
Meanwhile in the milder climes of the polytunnel, the asparagus is growing nicely. It’s best steamed – if you have a steamer – but also delicious boiled. Just watch not to boil for too long, though, or it loses some of its unique fresh-from-the-garden flavour. On this occasion, we steamed the tips then dipped them in HunterGatherer’s special Marie Rose dip, which he makes himself. And very tasty it was, too!
|Nothing to beat asparagus fresh from the polytunnel.|
|And into the dip it goes!|