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22 Jul 2007

Rhubarb and Ginger Jam (II)

Today, rather later than expected, I completed this year's batch of rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) jam.

The rhubarb crop was much delayed this year, we had a very hot and dry spring where the rhubarb didn't grow at all. The summer has been cool and damp so the rhubarb has grown well at long last - three months later than last year!

We got 2.7 kg of prepared stalks, to which I added 2.7 kg of sugar, the juice of three lemons and 300 g of chopped crystallised ginger. The yield was a whisker under 12x370 g jars. I've promised a few jars to friends in the village, but even so I should have plenty to keep me going until next spring.