It’s getting close to the holidays! If you haven’t started shopping it’s time to get your butt in gear! I’ve attached several ideas here that are Saskatchewan oriented to give you some great locally done ideas!
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I have a mutant Rhubarb plant in my backyard. It’s only the beginning of June and I have had to cut it back four times already! I have been able to pawn off a lot on my retired mother who in turn supplies the family and neighbourhood with rhubarb crips and pies. This time however I have taken it upon myself to make rhubarb jam. I like a good jam. Occasionally a jelly. But I’m really a jam guy.
I cut my mutant rhubarb plant (I call him Stan) today. This was the haul I got today. Probably cut less than a quarter of it down. I used an Odouls can for scale. I did let my mother steal more from today’s haul.
8 cups rhubarb all chopped up into bits and pieces
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup shredded ginger
Here is the Rhubarb all chopped up and measured out.
I zested the lemon with a cheese grater because I am resourceful and responsible. I then cut the lemon and squeezed it to juice up the mix.
A nice shot of all the mix together. Sugar, lemon, rhubarb, ginger all together on the stove ready to heat up on the stove in medium heat.
I have at this point also got the big pot boiling with the jars that are sterilizing.
I also took a quick snack of rhubarb and sugar. Well maybe a couple. This may be a reason why losing weight isn’t happening…
I also made a batch with added strawberries as a side project. I hope it goes well. I only used four cups of rhubarb and one cup of sugar for this batch.
I proceeded to fill jars, then set them gently in the boiling water pot and boiled for a whopping ten minutes. Then removed, set on the racks and waiting for the lids to pop. All jars successfully made the lovely popping sound.
In total I got five jars of the Rhubarb Ginger Jam and two of the Strawberry Ginger Rhubarb. Once I eat them I will let you know how tasty they are and you can salivate at my descriptions and fume with jealousy.