Thursday, November 26, 2020

Rhubarb And Ginger


Jack planted rhubarb in early September and has just had his first reasonable harvest, 1,2 kgs or just over two and a half pounds. He asked me to turn it into jam. I added apple and lemon juice to enhance setting. I've given away one bottle already, these lot are to go in the pantry:


  1. Rhubarb almost grows wild here as many let it go to seed. An acquired taste, as a kid I ate it raw with a little sugar. You do know the leaves are poisonous. We make rhubarb crisp with various fruits.

  2. Yes, it’s a shame the leaves are poisonous, so big just one would make a meal. I’ll have to look up rhubarb crisp. We used to eat rhubarb crumble when I was a child.

    1. The only thing I have seen made with the leaves is my uncle would turn them upside down and cover with cement. As a result the leaf pattern stones led a path to his garden.

  3. Never eaten rhubarb... but I like jam - who doesn't? - That is a great gift for your friend.

  4. I've not eaten rhubarb, either, but I do like ginger ;-P

  5. I do like Rhubarb but not had it with ginger and made as Jam, usually as a pudding as rhubarb crumble