Jammin’ {3}

5.  I know that’s not the number in this post title and, no, that’s not a mistake.  But 5 is the number of my students who noticed (and commented) on my hair!  Out of 23 kiddos!  One actually said, “Mrs. Itzkowitz, I like you hair, but I think I would like it better if you had more highlights.”  Really?  A different class passed me in the hallway and as I walked by a girl stopped, pointed, and said, “She dyed her hair!”  Yes.  Yes, I did. :)

So Miss Powercakes posted a chia jam recipe the other day and I thought it looked really good and really simple.  Well, then she vlogged about it and I saw just how easy it was.  And now I get to use the word ‘vlog’ on my blog and that’s just fun in itself.  Anyway, you should definitely check out Kasey’s vlog because she is adorable and hilarious and then you can see how easy this jam makin’ thing is.

Jammin’ {1}

Chia Seed Blueberry Jam (adapted from Kasey’s original chia jam recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries (wild are smaller than regular)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • Squirt of agave
  • Splash of water

Directions:

  • Dump ingredients into a bowl.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Give it a mish and a mash.
  • Let set in fridge for a couple hours.

Quick Fix:

  • Too much water?  Add more chia seeds.
  • Too thick?  Add more water.

Seriously, anyone can make this and Kasey promises it works with any fruit!  It’s fool-proof.  And there is no extra added sugar or tons of artificial sugar.  Way healthier.

Jammin’ {2}

Plus it makes for a really great spur-of-the-moment gift.  We brought a jar over to our Sunday night dinner.  I felt crafty and domestic all at once.  (Yes, tying that simple bow over the jar did make me feel crafty thankyouverymuch.)

Jammin {3}

The last jammin’ of the day happened at school after the kids left.  We jammed out in the classroom.  And we got a workout in!  Annette conveniently posted a No Equipment Necessary Workout this morning and we gave it a go after school.  I printed it out and we put it on the SMARTboard.  We turned on some tunes to help with the jammin’ out part and in no time flat we were all red-faced, breathing hard, and dripping sweat all over my colorful fish rug.  (I took a picture of us when we were finished, but I’m pretty sure they’d kill me if I posted it.)  This was seriously the perfect workout that can be done anywhere.  Even in the middle of a third grade classroom.

Have you ever made your own jam?  What fruit would you make jam with?

17 thoughts on “Jammin’ {3}

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  2. Love the blog and the link to the vlog! Cool you worked out after school. I to do an equipment free workout a lot. Just joined a health club (employer covers 75% if I go enough!) but before that It was just me. I’ve made lots of jam. My fav is crab apple because there is so much pectin in those puppies that it always gets good and thick. Don’t have to add pectin or chia to thicken. I would often add pectin to my other jams to thicken them up. Love wild blueberry and wild strawberry. Have made it with juneberries too but those are hard to find but they are out in June and taste/look just like non-wild blueberries. Big but they are wild too as nobody farms them, they grow on trees. Tough to get as the birds usually have them all marked. Keep up the great blog.

    Kindest Regards,

    Jeff

  3. I actually just made some with strawberries and it was delicious. Will make again but would like to use mixed berries and agave.

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