Summer Foraging Recipe: Elderberry-Blueberry Jam with Chia Seeds

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…

A Perfect Vegetarian Summer Menu...

Tremendous thanks to everyone who linked up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." last week!

If you'd like to join in this week's party, click HERE!

Last week, there were so many wonderful, healthy, vegetarian recipes, that the theme of "A Perfect Vegetarian Summer Menu" evolved organically in to this week's features.  

Bon Appetit!


For Starters
Crisp toasty phyllo and the perfect balance of healthy spinach and the tang of feta in this traditional recipe for
 Greek Spanakopitas from Chef in Training


The Main Course
Meat-less, but Flavor-full -- 
with Garlic Herbed Mayo from Jam Hands.


And on the side
from The Hungry Homebody


For Dessert
Try these healthy & delicious
from Culinary Adventures with Camilla


If your summer evenings cool-off
like ours do here on the California coast,
keep the warmth going with a hearty French country classic:
from LaForce Be With You...


There were plenty of incredible crafts, tutorials and sinful sweets linked-up to last week's party too.  You can see some of them featured over on my Facebook page HERE.

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