Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

I bought strawberries to make my annual strawberry-rhubarb jam. It turned out that my own strawberry plants produced almost enough berries for the batch,

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Almost enough for my jam without buying any, but did have to buy some.

just needed to add a small amount of the less flavorful store-bought ones.

The jam is good, but still a little runny – can’t seem to get it just right these days. They are gelled at the top and liquid at the bottom. I find that when I open a new jar, if I stir it up it seems to thicken a little bit more in the fridge.

┬áThe strawberry bed really needs to be revamped. I probably won’t use the 4×8 raised bed this time so I will have to come up with a new plan. Stay tuned.

And the rhubarb that has been moved is still very weak compared to at it’s old home. Taking a few years so far to get re-established.

img_3021Rhubarb from the old garden that hasn’t been moved yet. (This is an older picture, if it looks familiar to you.)

 

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