Its that time of year again, Spruce tips are ready for harvest, as I still had a good amount from last year, I am only doing a small amount for storage this year, mainly spruce salt for gifting, spruce syrup for later use for friends to make a awesome moose stew and for fresh use in the rhubarb jam.. yes, I will also reblog the post so you can find it with ease..
Its spring time and that means time to make tons of different things with those stunning Vit c packed lime green fresh spruce tips. Remember to remove the brown casing and give them a wash, these are picked off the farm, so I know that they have not been sprayed with anything.
Farmgal’s Rhubarb/Spruce Tip Jam (it was inspired by a Finnish Drink, I had in Finland when I visited in 2004)
- 5 cups of chopped Rhubarb
- 1 cup of very finely chopped cleaned Spruce tips
- 1/2 cup of fresh apple mint leaves-Finely diced.
- 3 more cups of sugar
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
if you want to hide the tips more, Blend the spruce and apple mint leaves with one cup of sugar for ease of doing so, then add everything into a pot and bring to a slow boiling simmer. Now you have a choice, you can use pecton if…
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