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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…

Family Fun with your Belgian Waffle Maker -- 4 Cinnamon Roll Waffles in Just 2 Minutes

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This isn't a new concept, by any means, but this week, it was finally time for my family to invest in a new waffle iron. The little beauty from VillaWare that we got as a wedding gift back in 2000 was ready to retire. So, with the arrival of Ned, our new Belgian waffle maker from Presto, I figured I'd make a fun little treat for the family with my kids.


Four waffles in 2 minutes -- not bad! Ned's a four-star rock star! He was a mid-priced model, had all the features I was looking for, and got great reviews. It's pretty amazing what you can cook in a waffle iron -- hash browns, risotto cakes, polenta cakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, brownies, brookies. Perfect for a dorm room or small apartment!



What unusual things have you made in a waffle iron? 
I'm sharing an Amazon Associates link to the same model I used in the video. I will get a small percentage of each sale from Amazon, but it's not my purpose in posting this. It's just a no brainer and a …