Twenty minutes. What can you do in twenty minutes?
Well I know it takes me twenty minutes to watch a rerun of Friends because that’s how long they are. My life was put somewhat on hold when all of the Friends episodes were released on Netflix because I somehow missed out on it when I was young. We were a pack of six crazy kids and my mother wanted us outdoors as much as possible. Burn off energy, keep the house quiet was I think the goal. (Love you Mom). It took Matt and I about a month and a half to get through several seasons. That’s a lot of Friends watching
Other than a Friends episode, in twenty minutes I suppose I can make it about two and a quarter miles running. I can do a smaller filling in twenty minutes (I’m a dentist remember, dork alert!). I can sit and relax and drink coffee and read the news in twenty minutes, sigh, that’s nice.
Until today I would not have said that I can make delicious, healthy, jam in twenty minutes. That was before chia seeds came into my jam life. This jam is amazing because of how easy, fast, and tasty it is AND because you can use frozen blueberries. To me that’s amazing because berries in Okinawa are crazy expensive. Half a cup costs a few dollars. That would make this jam cost 24 dollars just for the berries here. No thanks. Frozen berries are a huge advantage too because you can make this jam any time of the year. If you didn’t get it done last summer you have another chance to avoid preservatives and too much sugar in your jam. This was a major win at life. The limes give this jam a bright, fresh taste that you don’t get without them.
- 4 cups blueberries frozen or fresh
- 4 Tablespoons agave (or honey)
- 3 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 4 T fresh lime juice
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine blueberries and agave. Heat and bring to a light boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for a few minutes.
- Stir in lime juice and chia seeds and cook, stirring often until desired consistency is reached, 10 to 15 minutes. It will thicken more after cooling.
- Taste and add more sweetener if desired. Jam will keep in refrigerator for a week or two.