Fresh direct from Vermont, my Ma is making strawberry rhubarb jam.
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My wife (orig. from Vermont) informed me this morning that she *needed* to make something with strawberries and rhubarb. Soon. I like this jam idea.
They know how to live, and eat well in Vermont. I've got family in Middlebury, and two of my best friends and their families live in Warren, and the Montpelier area. They feed me well, but none of them, notta one has hipped me to strawberry rhubarb jam.
That sounds like a splendid confection, damn good in utha woids.
 I agree -- it might have something to do with the urgency of summer in Vermont. Vermonters really make the most out of what nature offers. (I'm fond of the Cook's Illustrated editor Christopher Kimball, even though, or maybe because, he's so dorky.)
I like strawberry rhubarb jam, but my problem is always that I like strawberries much more than I like anything you can make out of them. Especially this time of year. They are sublime, ambrosiac, elysian, heavenly. And the fact that in every basket there are a couple of strawbs that are lousy just adds to the perfection of the whole experience.
3) He's SO dorky. But has enough of a sense of humor that he can laugh at himself.
2) My mom lives just outside of Middlebury. Good book store there called MONROE STREET BOOKS. Make sure to check it out next time you are around.
 I will, thanks!
Have you read Blood, Bones, and Butter? It's one of the best foody books I have ever read. Damn. (The author's divorced mother also moves to Vermont.)
5) No, but I've heard good things about it. Thanks for hipping me to it!
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