I found rhubarb (and Roobarb)

3 July 2011 § 4 Comments

There were slim pickings at Kingston Farmers’ Market yesterday. It was busier than normal due to the blue skies and the holiday crowds. Many of the stalls were packing up by the time we got there. Among the greens, baby fennel and radishes healthy I found some rhubarb. I have a bit of a rhubarb fixation. I have been dreaming of rhubarb pie and crumbles, basically anything to act as a vehicle for custard.

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I then spotted redcurrants and blackcurrants, those rare, tart little jewels which remind me so much of home, I swear you can taste the Vitamin C in them. I was told that next week they should also have gooseberries, I seem to miss them every year as they are only around for a short burst. But this year I’m going to make sure I’m there early next Saturday.

Back to rhubarb, I think my rhubarb obsession might have been subconsciously fueled by this weird kids’ show we were brought up on, called Roobarb and Custard. Just take a few seconds to listen to the opening music. Genius.

Kingston Farmers’ Market is located on Wall Street in Kingston NY, and is open from May 28 thru November 19,every Saturday, 9 am – 2pm (rain or shine). There is plenty of free parking there.


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