Why are pale pinks, blues, yellows and greens called pastels?
Last time I dabbled with a box of pastels I ended up covered in khaki-grey dust.
Anyway my photos today all seem to be of a 'pastel' hue .
Like Ribena only with rhu instead of ri.
I used a 600g packet of rhubarb but you can use as much as you can get your hands on.
Chop it into chunks and put it into a pot with 10 ml of water for every 100g of rhubarb.
Cook until soft and juicy.
Strain in a jelly bag.
I had about 250ml of juice to which I added 350g sugar which is probably too much but we dilute it about 1:10 with water.
Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved then bottle in sterilized bottles.
Since I only made a small amount I didn't bother sterilizing. It'll be gone by the end of tomorrow.
Serve diluted with water. Sparkling is nice.
Also nice with a biscuit. These are white chocolate and honeycomb. Just a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe with white choc chips and honeycomb pieces added to the dough.
Some rather exuberant daffs. Most definitely not pheasant eyes despite what it said on my till receipt.
A much more elegant bloom. The quince tree is in flower.