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…

Lilla Rose Fan Appreciation Sales Event & Giveaway {GUEST POST}

Do you remember when I hosted a giveaway for one of the beautiful Flexi-Clip hair clips from Lilla Rose back in September? Well, just in time to add a little sparkle to your "do" for the holidays, my fellow blogger and friend Paula, is hosting a lovely sales event for all of the sparkling 'hair jewelry' from Lilla Rose!  

WHEN: November 29th - December 6th, 2012 


Independent Lilla Rose consultant Paula Miller has enlisted the enthusiasm of SIX fellow bloggers and Lilla Rose wearers to celebrate this holiday season with a fun sales event. This week from Nov. 29th - Dec. 6th, each of us is sharing our love for the amazing 'hair jewelry' from Lilla Rose and giving you the opportunity to win the GRAND PRIZE!


The Grand Prize winner will receive ALL of the hostess rewards earned by the bloggers participating in Paula's event. That's right - we want to give you our combined hostess rewards so that you can enjoy these beautiful hair accessories too! It could be up to $150 in free items and 6 half-priced items! 


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All you need to do is enter your name in the giveaway at the bottom of this post (no purchase required). As an added bonus, you'll get an additional 10 entries when you make a purchase through the OFFICIAL PARTY LINK* and help the party grow!! The bigger it becomes, the more hostess awards YOU could win!

Here are some more nice incentives from Paula:

BONUS #1 - THE GUEST WITH THE LARGEST ORDER When you place an order through this party link, make it a big ‘un! Think teachers gifts, stocking stuffers, birthdays, add to your personal collection or start one! The largest (dollarwise) guest order wins! PRIZE: Surprise Lilla Rose item valued up to $16 in the size of your choice.

BONUS #2 - NEW CUSTOMERS If you’re a brand new customer to Lilla Rose, Independent Consultant Paula Miller is offering a Buy 3, Get 1 Free coupon. Simply purchase 3 items through the OFFICIAL PARTY LINK* and create an account on your way through the checkout. Then e-mail Paula ( with your choice for the 4th item. PRIZE: Your choice of any Lilla Rose item valued up to $16

*Ordering tip:  Avoid using the back arrow in your browser when placing an order. This can cause errors and prevent your order from being processed successfully. Please select "return to products" instead.

Paula will be sharing information, pictures, ideas, and helping with sizing questions on the Fan Appreciation Event Page. You can leave comments or ask questions and Paula will be glad to help you out.


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