This is the point in the year where I wish we lived in California and not the Northeast. I keep seeing all these wonderful recipes and photos from farmer’s markets in California sporting the most amazing looking spring fruits and vegetables. I have complete and total garden envy for anyone with beautiful spring rhubarb.
So with that in mind, I’m going to share these photos of last year’s strawberry rhubarb jam!!
The rhubarb is starting but it is only about and inch and a half high. After all, it snowed again a week and a half ago! Here I sit, I’m ready for it, I have so many plans for it but nature is refusing me a speedy spring. So for now here’s a bit of reminiscing. Hopefully in the next month or so we’ll have a few batches of rhubarb jam and strawberry rhubarb jam ready but for now we’ll have to dream dreams of warmth and spring and the delicious earthy rhubarb tang will have to wait.
Perhaps one of these years we will have to do a planting of forced rhubarb to help along my spring fever. Plus indoor growing produces a much more tender and sweet plant which makes it absolutely perfect for jam preserves. Not sure how Sam will feel about the back sun porch being turned into a green house – but there’s only one way to find out!