Strawberry Chia Jam

we have a pretty good jam collection going on at home at the moment.
apricot, cherry, peach, strawberry-rhubarb.  and while all are each delicious & farmers market/supermarket purchased, there is something extra special about homemade jam.

i'm not sure if it's because it reminds me of my childhood, or because i immediately think of my grandma, but it just puts a giant smile on my face when i think about it.

 channelling my nostalgic tuesday self, i decided a strawberry jam making afternoon was in order.  obviously with a healthy boost of omega 3's for good measure.
enter chia seeds.

chia seeds are nothing new to this blog, my countless chia pudding recipes are a testament as to how much i adore this superfood.

and now i have yet another way to enjoy them...
with a side of tea & crumpets.

Strawberry Chia Jam

2 cups strawberries, chopped
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons chia seeds

place strawberries and maple syrup in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  slowly bring to a boil and cook at a low boil for 10 minutes.  
add in chia seeds and cook for 5 minutes longer.  remove from heat and allow mixture to cool completely, about 1 hour {jam will thicken upon standing}
store in a mason jar in the fridge.


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