Monday, December 6, 2010
Rhubarb Apple Sauce and the Sweetness of the Friendship Web
I love the way the friendship web spreads, and the way a house full of jars of sweet fruit-ness can spark the spreading web. I think that is reason enough for canning and jam making. A friend of mine who was staying with me took a jar of pears to a friend of hers. The friend of the friend turned out to have an abundance of apples and shared a big bag of apples back with me. An hour of clean up in the yard this morning led to a pile of rhubarb ready to cook, and voila---rhubarb applesauce is born. Now I have half a dozen jars of rhubarb applesauce (with ginger and lemon) and half a dozen jars of regular apple sauce to share back out with the friendship web. The endless multiplication potential of forage, fruit, and sharing. Thanks Chewy, Terri Lynn, and Alicia (for the rhubarb inspiration).