4 large rhubarb stalks
3 cm piece fresh gingerroot
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup water
cut the rhubarb into thin pieces. place it together with finely grated ginger, washed raisins and lemon zest in the medium size pot and cover with water.
(optional) for a long-term storage add the sugar (1/2 cup).
bring to simmer and cook covered, stirring occasionally, for 40 min (until it gets thick). stir the mixture to break up the rhubarb. put into warm sterilized jars.