Rosehips and Rhubarb

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Preparation info

  • Recipe for

    Four

Appears in

Biota

By James Viles

Published 2016

  • About

Method

Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant. This recipe came about because I noticed the bud-like fruit forming after successful pollination of the flowers in spring, which would then ripen towards the end of summer into autumn. This was perfect for us because our Mum’s roses dish finishes at the end of summer. So the seasonal dish to follow is the rosehip - meaning we get to use the plant twice! The best way to maintain the integrity of the rhubarb is to cook it in a water bath -this keeps the shape as well as the colour and flavour.