I'm not sure what variety our rhubarb is as it was a root taken from my parents garden 10 years ago, which was no doubt taken from someone elses. There are earlier varieties available and forced rhubarb is already on sale in the shops, but I don't mind waiting. Its on its way, with the first bright pink spear already straining for sunlight.
Which has made me start thinking about rhubarb recipes and the appropriately entitled rhubarbrecipes.com. It has some nice recipes, but what about rhubarb and elderflower? For me forced rhubard roasted with elderflower cordial is unbeatable.