Jamie Oliver is an English chef, well-known for his food-focussed television shows, a multitude of restaurants globally and campaigns against processed foods in English schools. He has recently started a push toward the British equivalent of our own Kitchen Garden Program for school kids.
Fresh from the garden: rhubarb, orange
What to do:
- Wash and shake the rhubarb stems dry. Trim all the leaves completely from the stalks and discard. Chop the stalks into 2cm strips.
- Zest and then juice the orange. Finely chop the ginger.
- Place the chopped rhubarb in the saucepan with the orange juice and zest, 100g caster sugar, 2 tablespoons of water and the ginger. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes until the rhubarb is soft and cooked, but still holds its shape. Stir in the teaspoon of rosewater.
- Meanwhile, halve the vanilla pod and scrape the seeds from each half. Mix these into the yoghurt with the remaining tablespoon of sugar. Serve the warm rhubarb topped with a large dollop of vanilla yoghurt.
Notes: Are rhubarb leaves edible or poisonous? What does rhubarb taste like? Is rhubarb a fruit or a vegetable? What is rosewater and what does it remind you of?