Monday, April 26, 2010

Ruby the Rhubarb Plant

This is a story about my Rhubarb plant named Ruby. 

Meet Ruby...

Ruby has been very prolific this year so I decided to experiment with a new recipe to use her bounty.  I found a recipe on for Strawberry Rhubarb Jam that looked very tasty.

The recipe is very simple.  I started out by harvesting some of Ruby's stalks.  Her leaves are poisoneous so be sure not to use them.  Rinse off the stalks to remove all the dirt and soil. 

Next, chop up the rhubarb into 1 inch pieces until you get approximately 6 cups.

I was very excited about the next step.  I got to get out my food processor which is always a good time.  Pulse the 6 cups of rhubarb with 2 1/2 cups of sugar (or splenda).

Take the mush that is left and boil it for 5 minutes on high heat.

Almost done!  Remove from heat and add 1 (3 oz) box of strawberry gelatin.

Last in a tupperware container and refrigerate!

Bon Appetite!  Ruby never tasted better!


  1. Awesome! I love rhubarb is one of my most favorite things about spring. If you have extra I know where you can get rid of it:)

  2. I was just looking for a recipe for this! Thanks for sharing Ruby!

  3. OK, so when Cris (I think it was her) asked earlier in her blog about a strawberry-rhubarb jam recipe, my initial instinct was to tell her to go visit her local Tastefully Simple consultant. lol But this doesn't look too traumatizing. I might be brave enough to go get some rhubarb from my mom this week and give it a whirl. And if I mess it up, you can hitch a ride w/Meg to Ohio and bring me a sample of yours! hee, hee!!

  4. Yep it was me ;) One of my bloggy friends was looking for it.

    I sent her your link :)


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