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…

Chinese New Year Red Evelopes for Kids -- Free Printable -- Year of the Ram


Hello friends!
January has come and is almost gone.
The Asian New Year is almost here!

By request from a reader, I've updated my
free Asian New Year Red Envelope Template
to reflect The Year of the Ram.
 Isn't he the cutest?


Clicke HERE for the template.
 
Please feel to print, assemble and share good fortune
with those you love.

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I've been busy teaching culinary classes, but hope to get back to blogging regularly soon.  In the meantime, please check out our class blog -- www.pghsculinaryarts.com, where you'll find all of the delicious recipes I use with my students. 


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