Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Let’s Have Some Rhubarb…

I am so excited to say that the fresh rhubarb season is finally here. I have been watching my rhubarb grow in the garden for weeks. The crop is in and we had some tasty rhubarb dishes over the past few days.

Garden RhubarbHere is the first of the crop in my vintage basket. Ready to be cleaned chopped and made into tasty dishes.

Basket of RhubarbMeg wanted to get busy in the kitchen so she made Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam. I liked this recipe from Bakerita because it used Chia seeds for natural thickening. I was also very excited to use my latest antique shopping find. I have been looking for a vintage canning funnel for years and finally scored one a few weeks ago. Isn’t it pretty?

Jam FunnelThis recipe makes an amazing jam with such fresh flavors. We had it on corn bread, we had it on ice cream and we were able to jar more to save for winter. I can’t wait to taste this in the middle of winter, summer in a jar!

 

Strawberry Rhubarb Chia JamStrawberry Rhubarb JamStrawberries and JamWe had more rhubarb so I made some rhubarb butter from Bon Appetit Magagzine (May 2015 Issue). The butter has rhubarb, ginger and orange. Another fresh recipe and we enjoyed it on asparagus the first night.

Rhubarb ButterWe liked it so much we used it on roasted sweet potatoes the next night. Both were delicious so I froze the rest of the butter. Again, that will be delicious some winter night with roast chicken and veggies.

Roasted Squash Rhubarb ButterAnother great idea if you have some of your own rhubarb is a tasty drink like the one I posted a few weeks ago. A nice Rubarb Gimlet. How pretty is that…

Rhubarb GimletSo we have begun enjoying the harvests of summer and canning them to share later. We love sharing recipes and food with family and friends. When I was recently in Montpelier Vermont I saw this on the wall of restaurant. It says it all. Cheers!

Neighborly

6 Comments

  1. Renee, I think it’s time for you to sign up to be the “Next Food Network Star” or maybe “Masterchef”. I would definitely cheer you on!!!

    I picked some of my rhubarb this past week and made muffins and a strawberry rhubarb pie. Still more to pick, perhaps I will try your jam next weekend.

    Love your pictures and the entire essence of your blog! Always looking forward to your next posts.

    Give Beeb a big hug and kiss from me!

    Nancy

    1. Nancy you are too sweet. Those shows stress me out but I love the compliment. I love strawberry rhubarb pie and I hope to try that too. Sending you hugs and I will send your hugs to Beeb. So glad you enjoy the posts!

    1. Hi Rachel,

      So glad you saw the post. Your jam recipe is excellent! I am still new to this blog world but I always want to give credit to the owner of the recipes I try. Can you tell me what I did right that you saw the post. Was it the link? I would love any info you can share. My email is reneesfavoritedishes@comcast.net. Again, great recipe and I will be saving your blog to my favorites.

      Best, Renee

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