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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…

Movie Magic: Oz the Great & Powerful Inspired Headbands ~ Glinda & Evanora

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post.  However, all ideas and opinions are genuine and my own.  I hope you will enjoy my original craft project.

My family enjoyed Disney's
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL when we saw it in the theater back in March. We were enchanted by the vividly beautiful sets and costumes that made the magical land of Oz come alive before our eyes.

It was a treat to revisit the magic of Oz this past weekend with an advanced copy of the OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Blue-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital . During our second "adventure" in the land of Oz,
we picked up on more details and made some new
connections between the world of Oscar "Oz" Diggs in
Kansas and the amazing world of Oz.

After the movie, I sat down with my daughter and her friend to make some fanciful headbands based on two of the film's most powerful female characters:  Glinda and Evanora.