It’s a rhubarb revival!

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 27 - 2011

Weekends were made for slovenliness – the respite before the manic new week ahead.  I use the time to treat my skin to a bit of makeup-free pampering, I also like to spoil the family with a treat or two…

Yesterday was all about the rhubarb!

Seeing as I’m still on my diet (but getting there slowly!), I had to gaze at the crumble from a distance.  Check out the whipped cream/crumble ratio… that’s how we roll around these here parts.

Not *quite* as delicious but tasty nonetheless is Lanolips Rhubarb Lip Ointment… a sheer, moisturising balm with a hint of colour and sparkle.

The more I’m getting into wearing strong lip colours, the less use I have for these sheer coloured tubes.  I apply my Lanolips 101 before bed at night anyway so don’t need the daytime moisturisation these provide.  But if you’re more of a natural lip girl, these are definitely worth checking out.

My favourites from the coloured range are: Rhubarb, Apples and Dark Honey but definitely check out Sunshine too if you like warmer colours.

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♦ 1 large tin of rhubarb (unless fresh is in season!)
Brown Sugar to taste depending on how tart you like it! (I use about 2 tbsp sprinkled over the rhubarb and 1 over the top of the crumble before baking)
♦ Ready made crumble topping (what? it *is* the weekend!)
♦ 1 tsp of ground cinammon
♦ 1 1/2 tsp of mixed spice

That’s it!

Drain the rhubarb and lay in an ovenproof dish ♦ Add a sprinkle of brown sugar and the spices ♦ Cover with the crumble topping and press down to compact with your fingers (or back of a spoon if you’re a hygiene freak!) ♦ Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar ontop and lightly scratch the surface with a fork to ‘rough’ it up a bit!

Put it in a pre-heated oven (200°c) for 40-45 minutes and pray to the Gods of crispiness that yours comes out with a crunchy top!

Serve with cream or custard… I nearly always use whipping cream just ‘cos that’s how my Nan done did it!

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Lanolips Lip Ointment in Rhubarb with SPF15 is priced at £7.99 and available online from Victoria Health or instore at Boots.


21 Responses to “It’s a rhubarb revival!”

  1. Kelsey says:

    Oh I didn’t know you could lanolips in boots! Will have to try and find it.

  2. Lillian says:

    Oh God I love rhubarb. That crumble looks amazing.

  3. Debbie says:

    Living in the Yorkshire Rhubarb triangle am dying at the thought of tinned rhubarb! Made rhubarb crumble last night (spooky I know!) with fresh, forced Yorkshire rhubarb and an all butter crumble As I am yet to start my diet I dived into a bowl the size of my head, complete with custard. Complete heaven if I am being honest, shame about size of arse though.

    • I know!!! I’ll put my wrist out for a slap! In my defence, there was no fresh rhubarb to be found and I couldn’t even find frozen!

      And as for the crumble? Well… caught bang to rights on that one… sheer laziness.

      “all butter crumble” three words that guarantee a belly grumble. *sigh*

  4. redtiger21 says:

    Aren’t you good making crumble for the family and not having any! I salute you!

  5. Tass says:

    I admire your will power because that looks SCRUMMY. I’m salivating just looking at the photo. Also on a diet at the mo, bah! x

  6. Susana says:

    I got Dark Honey and Apples a few months ago and I always carry one of them in my purse. They are wonderful for dry lips!

    Thanks for the recipe, I’m definitely trying it.

  7. rhamnousia says:

    I bought rhubarb and custard sweets from M and S today!

    This is all.

  8. Vijaya says:

    Yay! Recipe!

    I’m not into the sheer colors either, or at least not generally.

  9. Rae says:

    Yum! That rhubarb crumble looks delish :) (Nevermind the Lanolips, lol)

  10. Jen W says:

    The lanolips rhubarb looks very pretty. I’m not sure it would show up very much on my pigmented lips though boo :(

    I do love Lanolips Apples!

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