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…

BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK - Free Printable Lunch Box Notes

Welcome to
at Rook No. 17!

All week long I'll be showcasing original crafts, recipes & traditions for making this back-to-school season the best ever!  

First up is a set of printable lunchbox notes I created from a vintage set of alphabet flashcards.


(packed with love)

Simply print, cut and tuck one of these peppy little messages in to your child's lunch.

I've created 3 different sheets of lunchbox notes for you to download and print on cardstock or heavy scrapbook paper.  I've also included a printable box in which to store your cards.  

 Sheet 1

Sheet 2

 Sheet 3

Download a card-box template to use with your own paper HERE

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