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It’s our first summer in our first house, and I love everything about it ! After living in a condo for a couple of years it feels so great to have the garden all to ourselves. And what a great surprise I had when I noticed that there are both rhubarbs and raspberries growing in the back of our terrain ! So as soon as the rhubarb grew big, we made this wonderful strawberry and rhubarb jam. And honestly I’m really picky when it comes to jams, but this one, thanks to the hint of lime in it, was truly the best I’ve ever tried !

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2 cups strawberries cut in halfs
2 cups rhubarb cut in pieces
1 2/3 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon lime juice

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Mix the fruits together with sugar, try smashing them together as much as possible. Set it aside for around 12 hours. I would say over night is perfect. Now stir it well, and place it on the stove until it starts boiling. Stir often! As soon as it starts to boil stop the heat, and add the baking powder and the lemon & lime juice. Mix it well. Now you can either pasteurize it, or place in plastic containers and when cooled down freeze.
Enjoy over fresh bread, pancakes, muffins on simply with yoghurt :).

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5 Comments on Home made strawberries & rhubarb jam

  1. Please Bring Me My Wine
    July 1, 2014 at 10:50 am (3 years ago)

    Ah rhubarb! Yorkshire’s finest, the best crumble filling ever with a touch of brown sugar and Pimm’s…

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    • Joanna
      July 1, 2014 at 1:52 pm (3 years ago)

      Hmm crumble sounds like a great idea ! 🙂

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  2. revolutionarypie
    July 9, 2014 at 12:55 am (3 years ago)

    Looks delicious. I was surprised to see baking powder in a jam recipe, but then I’m a newbie at preserving. Is that common?

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    • Joanna
      July 9, 2014 at 2:37 pm (3 years ago)

      Honestly I don’t think so, I’ve never did so before, but it worked for this recipe!

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  3. Alexia H.
    August 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

    This jam brings me back to my childhood and picking rhubarb for my mom to make jam.

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