Squashed strawberry and rhubarb crumble
Yeah I know, you don’t believe me do you? And it might not be my first choice of crumble but hear me out. Sometimes, in our food waste fight, sometimes we’re going to try things that aren’t our first choice. We’re going to look again at the bashed up berries, brought home from the after-school picnic and not reason that, if it’s going in the food-waste bin or home compost, that it’s okay, that it doesn’t matter. It matters! You bought the berries: you stood in the supermarket. You thought about how much they cost, or you decided not to buy the organic because they cost more.
Hot strawberries? *With* rhubarb? Come on! I know Felicity Cloak
dismissed it the other week, but I disagree. It’s sweet, sour and jammy delicious. I love crumble, and my mum made one every couple of weeks. Always the staples – apple or rhubarb. Any deviation meant my brothers and I bitching and whinging. When I had my own kids, I realised that crumble is the perfect hide-away for a bit of rhubarb and a couple of apples.
Served with double cream, or ice cream if you must, enjoy your zero-waste, squashed strawberry crumble.