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By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have a great deal of rhubarb just now, but very few of the sticks are red. What am I doing wrong ?



Does it matter? It tastes just the same. They do tend to get green as summer advances.

26 Jun, 2018


Does it really ? I’ve been waiting ages for it to turn red. I guess i’m still very much a beginner, and there’s not much hope for me now.

26 Jun, 2018


I think its the new stems that are red Hank. Its starting to get a bit tough now, at least mine is but it still tastes alright... If you are trying to control your sugar intake yo can get away with a lot less sugar if you cook the rhubarb and then add a little bicarbnate of soda. It froths up alrmingly and kills a lot of the acid. Been doing it for years as OH shouldn't have sugar really.

26 Jun, 2018


I cook mine in diet ginger beer - adds the sweetness without the calories.

30 Jun, 2018


Ooo I bet that's nice. I've tried adding a bit of ginger powder, or putting a bit in the crumble topping. I even tried ginger in the rhubarb and cinnamon in the oat crumble topping and that was good too.

1 Jul, 2018

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