Recent rainstorms in this area caused some of the leaves of my rhubarb plant to fall off.  Rather than letting them die, I chopped them up to make some Vanilla Rhubarb Jam.  It was my first jam-making attempt, and, in my lack of attention, overcooked it thoroughly.   It ended up being very sweet and caramelized, rather than bright and vibrant.  I’m looking forward to making more when my rhubarb recovers, or if I can grab some from somewhere else…

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