We love Rhubarb, don’t we? The sour, tart flavor of those crisp stalks have become quite popular in the recent years. It happened actually all of a sudden, that the world started to enjoy this unusual “vegetable”, in fact I remember that nobody knew what rhubarb was some 15 years back, well at least where I grew up. My family in France have huge plants there, which they use excessively in the summer months for tarts and jams and so my mum was inspired to grow her own batch in our garden. Today it is a huge plant, but even this plant seems to be too small for our own consumption, it simply gets over too quickly.
Yet, comparing the super market bought stalks with the home grown ones, I thought the latter to be more tasty (obviously). That’s a good reason for the one of us who have a garden or enjoy gardening and harvesting their home grown stuff, to plant some rhubarb. Well, since I have not seen Rhubarb in Goa, I have brought back some seeds from Europe and I am intending to plant them later on. let’s hope they will grow!!
By the way, I had announced my returning to Goa on Monday, well… I am back to Goa! The flight was alright, everything was alright, unfortunately I wasn’t upgraded to the first class like the first time. I surely would have loved to review this time the plane food! Qatar and co, what about if I review your amazing menu range, like a smoked salmon appetizers or a light asparagus dish? You take care of the trip costs and I write a dead honest review, lets see who is the best! =D
Now, let’s turn our attention now towards my favorite childhood jam! I am not that much of a strawberry head like the rest of the world, but strawberry and rhubarb are an ingenious combination, kind of like the gods’ ambrosia and nectar, simply perfect! Here I am, passing over another precious family recipe. For sure you will enjoy this yummy sticky jam as much as we do and I bet that I can count you soon to the strawberry & rhubarb obsessed!
If you are looking for another excellent use for Rhubarb, then I can recommend my mums Rhubarb Tart recipe right over here!