Wednesday, August 03, 2011

the rhubarb conundrum

Moving into a home with an established rhubarb plant is proving to be a liability.  I feel I must be a responsible wielder of the rhubarb.  Last week I tried making someone else's recipe for pineapple rhubarb jam and, um, it was a pretty vivid flop.  Way too much sugar, not enough pectin, and there is a reason that pineapple is not listed as a rhubarb companion in my Flavor Bible.  So I decided to see what is listed, and came up with the idea to try blood oranges and ginger.  Except you try finding blood oranges in July.  Not so easy.  So for this batch I'm settling for canned mandarin oranges because they are easy to find and I don't have to worry so much about whether they are in season.   Add some freshly grated ginger and we are back in business.


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