My plan was to start this blog post by talking about the magic of everything rhubarb, but then I found this video!!! There’s no way that my words could faithfully capture its majesty, so you should probably just watch it. I’m a little disappointed in myself for not knowing about this viral madness back in 2013 when it was originally released, but being late to the trend is apparently my thing… I get it, rhubarb is pretty great, but WOW, troll voiced lady really really wanted that alley-side rhubarb.
Speaking of trolls, while I was out trolling for canning ingredients at the Seacoast Eat Local Portsmouth farmers’ market last Saturday I picked up some fresh rhubarb from Two Toad Farm and these beautiful chives (with blossoms) from Marcotte Farm in Brentwood, NH. Did you know that chive blossoms are edible? “Chive blossoms are a flavorful, aromatic and colorful edible flower that will appear in your herb garden in the springtime and also at farmers’ markets. They have a delicate flavor of onions and garlic and they can be used in all kinds of ways.”
Paired with zest and lemon juice, adding fresh cut chives and the blossoms to this rhubarb based jam results in a tart and savory jam spread. If you’re feeling creative, you can use hard cider instead of water here. Enjoy this lemon, chive, & rhubarb jam atop a mild goat cheese with crushed walnuts… oooh, or pick up a simple white fish from your local grocer and use this savory jam as a glaze. Yum!