Wednesday, June 26, 2013
From this to that. . . Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Who would have thought that four years ago when I was gifted the roots of this rhubarb plant, that by planting it I would be able to one day take this plant. . . and
the strawberries that we planted around the same time in our ever expanding garden . . and turn it into this yummy, fire red, sweet jam.
It was my Dad that inspired the whole long journey to this jam because of his love for rhubarb. When I was a child he used to make a rhubarb syrup that we would use for pancakes, waffles and always on ice cream. While I don't remember whether I liked it or whether I turned my nose up at it, which my children do on many of my dishes today, my memory is more of my Dad in the kitchen making it and how much he enjoyed rhubarb. It brings my heart joy to think that this jam, and every successive jar that I can each year afterwards will bear the same story. It is my greatest hope that my children will fondly recall these stories as they get older.
Source: Food Fanatic