Rhubarb compote

Molly from My Favorite Things asked me to write a guest post on her blog, suggesting I write about one of my summer essentials. I know it’s slightly cheating to call a recipe an essential… but I have literally been making a jar of this rhubarb compote each week and we eat it on everything! So yummy.

I’ve been staying on my dad’s farm this summer and his enormous rhubarb plant is in full swing. It’s so fun to pick a big handful of rhubarb before breakfast and then enjoy it on our oatmeal 20 minutes later. Oh the joys of summer! You can see my guest post (plus recipe) here.

x Courtney


Comments (5)

Esther in Amsterdam
August 18, 2012

I love your oatmeal with rhubarb compote! xxx

April 10, 2014

I made this last year, thought it was delicious and will be making it again this year! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I’m not sure if you will see this comment as this post is old but I wanted to ask what oatmeal is! Is it porridge? How do you make it? I’d love to try the compote with it! Many thanks

Courtney in London
April 10, 2014

Hi Phillipa,
Yes, it’s just porridge. (I think you say ‘oatmeal’ in America and ‘porridge’ here in the UK! So confusing!) I just make it with organic oats and milk and a teensy bit of salt.
We make oatmeal at least twice a week during the week, eat cereal and muesli the other days, and then enjoy pancakes on the weekends!
xx C

April 10, 2014

(In fact it would be interesting to see what your breakfast staples are, especially as you are in different countries. We are in a toast rut and need some inspiration!)

April 11, 2014

Ah thank you so much! I bought some wonderful rhubarb from the market today and am making the compote right now. We’ve been having a lot of porridge/oatmeal this week and I’ll try it with the rhubarb. Thanks again for explaining!!

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