Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Strawberry and Rhubarb cordial

This week, it feels like I have spent most of my time trying to coerce Nicholas into sleeping. I spent the entire week at home working on it but sadly I am still failing. Things were so bad, that there were times that I even reverted to pushing him to sleep in the pram - I didn't even do this when he was an infant. It feels like we are regressing. I even called the Parent Helpline, but sadly, for a helpline they weren't particularly helpful. The women listened to my situation but really didn't have any helpful tips or advice. I guess I'm on my own for this one.

So to take my mind off the fact that Nicholas doesn't like to sleep and I have to spend all day with him, I have been spending the little free time I do have in the kitchen. With all the plums I picked last week I made a massive batch of plum fruit leather, and am soon to make more because I had the opportunity to pick some more plums on Friday :).

With the rhubarb I made Strawberry and Rhubarb cordial again, and Rhubarb fizzy drink. Both thankfully were quick and easy.

Here is the making of the cordial (a bit different from the above recipe):

500gms of rhubarb; 4 cups of strawberries and 3 large lemons
Everything cut up and placed in the pot ready to go.
With 4 cups of water added I let it come boil and then simmer for 20mins until the fruit was soft and mushy.
I then drained the fruit through the sieve.
And to the one litre of liquid I added 1 kilo of sugar and dissolved it over heat, and then added the lemon juice.
I then poured it into a sterlised bottles using a steralised jug and funnel. Done!


  1. I'm so impressed that despite Nicholas not sleeping, you still manage to make so many amazing things - in your kitchen, your sewing room, and your craft room :) Most people with no kids or kids that sleep well wouldn't achieve half of what you do!

    Oh, and, no, you're not alone in that one, love (you're just not in it with that parenting line!).

  2. Thank you for this recipe Clare it is delicious!