Friday, June 07, 2013

Jamming on a Rainy Afternoon

I love jam.  And rhubarb. And Strawberries. 

Since Tropical Storm Andrea is sitting over New Jersey right now I decided to combine the last two to make the first one.  I had all the supplies on hand except pectin so I searched the web and found a recipe made without pectin.  You can find the original link here - I modified it a bit because I had 3 1/2 cups rhubarb and 2 1/2 cups strawberries.  But, I figured the ratio was 3 cups fruit to 2 cups sugar so I used 4 cups sugar total.  After 20 minutes of continuous boiling it was ready.  Perfection.  Setting up beautifully as I write.  Generally I don't process my jam for canning so this will just go in the fridge and most likely be gone in a month or so!

Make something sweet today and keep dry.