Bottling Rhubarb

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Bottling Rhubarb

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By now everyone else is looking out the window staring at their rhubarb Gone To Seed.
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Here at the end of the earth I have today harvested my first few stalks of the year. They are bigger (length and width) than any I harvested last year, which is a good sign. My goal is to populate the west side of the house with rhubarb, which will benefit from the rain that tumbles off the roof (no eaves-troughs!).

My main source of rhubarb comes in a pickup truck along with grass clippings, so last July I washed the stalks, diced them into one-inch chunks, and pressed them into quart jars, and boiled them for an hour in my tub.

End result: half a dozen quart jars, each with about 50% rhubarb flesh and 50% rhubarb juice.

Sigh!

I repacked the jars by draining off the juice and cramming flesh in, making just three quart jars, but at least they were full of flesh.


I used a tablespoon of bottled rhubarb flesh in my porridge bowl, ladling pre-cooked porridge on the top, and finished my last jar of rhubarb about a month ago. Very tasty and throughout the winter this kept my hopes and dreams alive.
I shall bottle again this year, especially the delivered rhubarb, but I plan to use my fresh crop as a serious treat of fresh fruit. Maybe even get into (or more correctly, get into me) rhubarb pie!

Cheers
Chris
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