Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jamie at Home, Series 2, Summer Recipes

There are some things that I buy under 5 secs and this was one of them. It's the summer sequel to Jamie at Home, also a mouth-watering favorite.  Series 2 features a lot of summer vegetables and fruits like strawberries, peas, pickles, salads and more. Available at Amazon.co.uk. 
 
Recently I've been receiving a lot of rhubarb from my local farmer. So I decided to give Jamie's rhubarb jam recipe a try (I added strawberries because we got boxes of it on our way down from Napa (look out for: "Strawberries Picked Daily" signs on cardboard boxes along the road). The finished product is slightly tart, totally fruity and very jammy. We mix it in with yogurt and granola or slather on top of a piece of multi grain toast. Nothing tastes like home-made jam.
 
My spin on the recipe: (makes 1 jam jar)
Step 1: Bring to boil, cover and reduce to a low simmer for 10 minutes: 2 stalks of rhubarb cut into 1/2 inch slices + 3 teaspoons of sugar + Juice of 1 orange
Step 2: Add 1 cup of sliced strawberries, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Don't walk away, it might boil over!
 
What's your favorite summer ingredient? Email me or leave a comment.
 
Price: $12
For: Her, Him
Interests: Cooking, Gardening, Outdoors
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