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…

A Little Birdie Told Me...No. 64
Spotlight on Springtime Crafts & Treats



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When I was a child, this was the time of year that I was positively consumed with anticipation for the day when the postman would arrive with a box from our grandmother; packed with vintage German Easter keepsakes from her childhood -- chenille chicks, papier-mâché egg boxes, pastel millinery flowers and cotton batting lambs. Springtime makes me sentimental for such nostalgic treasures.

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Wooden Country Bunny DIY
from The Cottage Market

from Homework

Peep House DIY & Printables
From Sweet Anne

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