Summer Foraging Recipe: Elderberry-Blueberry Jam with Chia Seeds

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In the woodland valleys of Central California, Elderflower trees have been in bloom all spring with their prolific, lacy white blossoms.  I've enjoyed making Elderflower syrup, candied elderflowers and sweet Elderflower Tempura.  A few days ago, I noticed that some of the trees are starting to bear fruit -- diminutive, tart little berries, deep purplish-blue growing in heavy clusters.  

Inspired by a love of biscuits and jam, foraging, and adapted from a recipe from Simply Beyond Herbs, I whipped up a simple and delicious jam made from the foraged Elderberries, fresh blueberries and using chia seeds for a perfect jammy consistency.

Enjoy and Happy Foraging!
PrintWith ImageWithout Image Elderberry-Blueberry Chia JamYield: One half-pint jarAuthor: Jenn Erickson Prep time: 10 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 20 M An easy and delicious sweet-tart jam to make from foraged Elderberries. Ingredients:1 1/2 cups elderberries, rinsedPinch of salt1 cup blueberries, rinsed2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds1/2 Tabl…

SPICY TEQUILA CHICKEN CALZONE -- OR, WHY THE VATOS LOCOS AND COSA NOSTRA MAY SOON JOIN FORCES TO TAKE ME DOWN


We'll, I'm at it again ~ a girl with Eastern European and German heritage presenting another quasi Mexican/Italian hybrid recipe.  Hopefully the Association for the Condemnation of Semi-Irresponsible Fusion Cooking doesn't come knocking on my door.



This time, I can credit my husband (who is neither Mexican, nor Italian) with this delicious hybrid recipe.  Mr. Rook descended, in part,  from Vikings, which helps to explain his penchant for creating Viking-sized meals guaranteed to hold you over on a journey overseas by longboat. 


Without further ado, I give you... SPICY TEQUILA CHICKEN CALZONE

Spicy Tequila Chicken Calzone

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