Our little strawberry patch has been mostly ornamental until this year. We grew a few token strawberries to taste and probably shared some with the birds. This year we've had an impressive little bucketful once or twice a week.
I saw a recipe for no-cook strawberry jam that featured honey and chia seeds. I'm sure I saved it, but could I find it last night when the berries were calling to me? No surprise.
I think that's what google is for. I found a couple of recipes but they were for large amounts, and they called for cooking. I only had a few cups and I didn't want to cook my jam.
I decided to do a brave thing with my berries. Experiment. I mashed the berries (about 4 generous cups), added honey (raw local honey of course) to taste (about 1/4 cup) and tossed in some chia seeds (about 1/2 cup).
To be honest, I was on the phone with my sister and I may or may not have remembered the proportions accurately.
The jam, however, is perfectly lovely and tastes delish. I wasn't sure how much chia to use, and it was still pretty runny when I put it in the fridge, but an hour or so later the chia magic was complete.
So...if you're ever in a jam...