Tuesday, June 9, 2015

It is Rhubarb Time....

Hello my dears.. 
It is another rainy day here in New Brunswick.. 

Spring means Rhubarb... 

When we were at the farm last week Terry  pulled some  so I could make a few bottles of jam...

It is my Mom's recipe ..
This is a little injected update as I had the link mixed up so here is the recipe.. 

6 cups of chopped rhubarb.. quite small.. 
5 cups of white sugar 
1 can of crushed pineapple .. partially drained.. 
Stir this together in a large glass post and let simmer away for about 25 
minutes until the rhubarb is tender and soft.. 
I find a glass pot like 
Visionware turns the jam nice and red.. 
Add 2 small packages of strawberry jello and stir well.. 
Continue to simmer and stir a few times for 5 minutes.. 
Pour into sterilized jars and seal... 

Some would process this but I do not.. 
You can keep it in your fridge if you don't but I have not had it 
go bad by storing it in our cold cellar... 

Sorry about the mix up yesterday with the link.. 
Now on with the story..  

Today I was going to do some baking but I guess it was not meant to be.. 
My Kitchen Aid has a screw loose or missing and will not mix right.. 
Literally... grin.. 
On the back where it holds the bowl the clip is missing a screw 
the bags of flour are so high on the shelf that I cannot reach it without breaking 
either the bag or my neck... lol 

Terry is over painting at the church so I have called it a day with only one batch of 
cookies made.. 
I think it is all we need anyway.. 
I just wanted to freeze a few for later on... 

Oh well.. 
The rhubarb is calling my name.. 
It is on the patio and needs the leaves cut off and brought in and done up.. 

So, this is a very short post.. 
Just wanted to check in and say I am still here.. 
I am sorry for not posting much or reading everyone's blogs.. 
I think we are all in the same boat this time of year.. 

Have a good day and come back soon... 
God bless.. xo


  1. Oh yes! Love rhubarb season! I have made a strawberry rhubarb pie and two rhubarb crisps so far. Waiting for the local strawberries so I can make strawberry rhubarb jam with the rhubarb I have in the freezer. Or maybe just rhubarb jam....going to check out your Mom's recipe!

  2. Everywhere I turn I see rhubarb. I am really getting a hankering for some of my mom's strawberry rhubarb cobbler. I must go seek out where I can get me some of our local stores has been known to carry it and I have frozen strawberries in my freezer. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I'm sure you're anxious to have the Kitchen Aid fixed! Some rhubarb crumble and ice cream would go down a treat!
    Enjoy the week!

  4. Oh - yes!! I love me my Rhubarb. I just planted another couple of roots/starts the other day - gifted by someone. We'll see what happens with them...for next year. We just had a wonderful rain/thunderstorm last night - and these little leaves poking up are feeling so happy with all that rain. Yeah!!

  5. The rhubarb looks pretty. I have never eaten any.

  6. Our patch is excellent and full this year but I've only made one Rhubarb crumble so far. It's a busy season of the year and hard to keep up but on this rainy day that's exactly what I'm doing....visiting as many as I can. :-} Enjoy the rhubarb! Let's hope that we get some sunshine again too.

  7. Yes indeed, it is that time of year... busy, but happily so.
    Thanks for including the link to the recipe. Hope you're able to get your mixer fixed soon :)

    Have a nice day.

  8. I love rhubarb too. I will do something with mine next week. Thanks for sharing. I must look at your Mom's recipe for Jam. xo

  9. Good evening Faye...we can't do it all all of the time! Do I spy fruit blossom still? Rhubarb...lovely but really gripes on your teeth! Take care, Jackie. x

  10. Don't you just lvoe rhubarb season? I have a great crop this year, but I have been so busy that I haven't gotten to do anything with it..... Hopefully later this week I can freeze and can some :) Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration - always a joy to have you at the party. Hugs!

  11. My mom use to make rhubarb pies, Faye...sad to say, I am not a fan. No reasons, just not a fan. My husband and son love it--and he/hubby does a fine job of making pies. Lovely post, have a beautiful upcoming Wednesday. Blessings

  12. Hi Faye! Yes, I think everyone is busy this year, I am still basking in being able to go out without a big coat on after the winter we had! I picked some rhubarb yesterday, I am making a rhubarb lunar cake, it is yummy and looks like the surface of the moon! That is about the only way I will eat rhubarb though. I hope you have a wonderful week!

  13. Hi Faye! I can't find the recipe. When I went to your link, there was another link for the jam, but it was for a private blog. The jam sounds yummy though!

    1. Thank you so much Mari for letting me know.. I was in too big of a hurry as usual.. So sorry about that but I have included the recipe now in the above post... xo

  14. Hi
    Your jam looks lovely. And I would love to try it.
    I do know, it is a busy time of the year.
    I have been busy planting the garden and weeding the flower beds. :-)

  15. I love rhubarb but hubby does not. I do make a muffin that he will eat, then I make rhubarb sauce to put over vanilla ice cream... yum! You jam looks delicious!

  16. Yes,To Rhubarb and jelly and you are right spring is the very busiest season for outdoor work! Make some jelly and get that screw fixed and do not break your neck reaching for flour lol
    You are a treasure and you just keep the home running smooth and give you and your Hubby a glass of milk and a cookie and all will seem well with the world...
    Hugs, Roxy

  17. Goodness me, Faye...that looks so cold for spring! We have started our last couple of springs with heatwaves over here in Oz. We used to grow rhubarb and I am not sure what happened to it. I will have to ask my hubby as he is the one who was growing it.

  18. My rhubarb is singing to me from the kitchen, I am thinking rhubarb pie...

  19. Well, my hubby finally broke the news to me...there won't be a great abundance of rhubarb this year because he broke up the plants we had last year and planted more. I am hoping to get enough from all of them to at least be able to make one turn of jam over your mom's recipe. ~wink~ Both our kids and their families really like that jam! When our granddaughters were here a few weeks ago I asked if they still had any left of what I'd given them. The oldest one (11) spoke right up and said, "Grandma, that was gone L O N G ago!" :) Happy jam making...and I'm surely sorry to hear about your Kitchen Aid.

  20. Rhubarb is something I have yet to acquire a taste for :) but your recipe sure looks delicious :) mari

  21. About the Rhubard Jam, is the crushed pineapple a large or small can?

    1. Hi.. You can use either the large or the small can.. If you use the large one then drain some of the liquid off.. I have used both sizes but usually use the large one.. Thanks for visiting.. xo

  22. Oh I love rhubarb! Your rhubarb pineapple jam recipe sounds amazing! I have never paired rhubarb with pineapple, only with strawberries, lol! Yes, this time of year is very busy indeed, but wonderful! Hope your rain clears, and you are able to enjoy beautiful spring days :)

  23. Oh my...our rhubarb is coming on and I had better get busy! Jim loves rhubarb pie!!!!!!! Me, too. It is a busy season for every one. We have had so much heavy rain. 6 cantelope plants died and so Jim replaced them and now it has rained on and off for three days. Guess we will have to move that end of the garden. Have fun....I know you enjoy these spring and summer days Take are and say hi to Terry!


  24. That sounds like a great jam! Not a combination that I would ever have thought of, but surely a good one! I hope that you get your mixer fixed! xx

  25. Mmmmm the jam sounds delicious, seems spring and summer are always busy times of the year!

  26. hello,
    i love rhubarb and your jam recipe sounds interesting. thank you for giving the recipe!
    have a nice week,

  27. Hi Faye, Sandy Hailing from the U.S.A.! The Jam recipe looks great! Just wondering if the pineapple could be a fresh one? Thanks for your reply.

    1. Sorry I am so late getting back to you Sandy.. Lovely to hear from you.. I think if you use fresh pineapple then you need to water bath your jam probably for at least 5 minutes.. I am not an expert though so perhaps you could google some jam sites to see... ok? xox