5 reasons why Phoebe Buffay is the best character in Friends
5 reasons why Phoebe Buffay is the best character in Friends

Grace McGettigan

Try out this simple spicy chicken and chickpea curry bake tonight
Try out this simple spicy chicken and chickpea curry bake tonight

Meg Walker

15 underrated Netflix gems that will distract you from the news
15 underrated Netflix gems that will distract you from the news

Jennifer McShane

How to forgive, release and move on completely
How to forgive, release and move on completely

Niamh Ennis

10 IMAGE staffers on their all-time favourite jeans
10 IMAGE staffers on their all-time favourite jeans

Holly O'Neill

Scaling and sustainability: Join our two most popular panels at this year’s IMAGE Business Summit
Scaling and sustainability: Join our two most popular panels at this year’s IMAGE Business Summit

IMAGE

How to make the leap to quit your job
How to make the leap to quit your job

Esther O'Moore Donohoe

The secret to great brows according to Irish people with excellent eyebrows
The secret to great brows according to Irish people with excellent eyebrows

Holly O'Neill

This Irish family’s Puglia renovation is a gorgeous combination of old and new
This Irish family’s Puglia renovation is a gorgeous combination of old and new

Megan Burns

Mastering menopause: the expert guide to skin treatments
Mastering menopause: the expert guide to skin treatments

Melanie Morris

Image / Living / Food & Drink

What to make this weekend: Blackberry and vanilla chia jam


by Meg Walker
05th Sep 2021
blank

This blackberry jam recipe is beautiful on fresh brown bread or can be used in Carla Oates’ delicious chocolate layer cake.

Blackberry and Vanilla Chia Jam
Makes 500g

Ingredients

  • 500g fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tsp vanilla bean powder (available from health food stores)
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 80-125ml raw honey, depending on sweetness of berries


Method

Place the blackberries, lemon juice and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 5-10 minutes, until the berries have softened and liquid is released. Remove from the heat. Stir

Remove from the heat. Stir through the chia seeds. Let cool, then add the honey and stir to combine. Spoon the jam into a sterilised glass jam jar. Cover with a lid and invert to make a seal. Leave to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Spoon the jam into a sterilised glass jam jar. Cover with a lid and invert to make a seal. Leave to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Serve on freshly baked brown bread or use in Carla Oates’ delicious chocolate layer cake, featured in the July issue of IMAGE Magazine, out now.

Extracted from The Beauty Chef: Delicious Food for Radiant Skin, Gut Health and Wellbeing by Carla Oates (Hardie Grant, approx €29), out June 29. Photography – Carla Oates/The Beauty Chef.

Also Read

blank
FOOD & DRINK
WIN a gorgeous Hendrick’s Lunar Gin gift box, with a bottle of their new gin included

Enter for a chance to win a beautifully detailed Lunar Gin gift box, packed with everything you need to fix...

By IMAGE

Home of the Year apartment in Kilmainham
PROPERTY
This Home of the Year apartment in Kilmainham is on the market for €350,000

The two-bed apartment has been turned into a cool, calm space by its current owner, and appeared on the RTÉ show earlier this year.

By Megan Burns

what's on
CULTURE
What’s on July 2021: The new TV, streaming shows, books and podcasts to try

IMAGE.ie’s guide to what to watch on TV, stream from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Disney Plus, and read...

By Lauren Heskin

blank
CULTURE
8 engrossing Netflix picks worth watching this weekend

For a pandemic pause, Netflix has an array of standout offerings to enjoy (some on this list are even worth...

By Jennifer McShane

Maltesers biscuits
FOOD & DRINK
Calling all biscuit lovers! We’re giving away a hamper of Maltesers biscuits

Love a little nibble of something sweet with your cuppa? Then this is the competition for you, thanks to Maltesers...

By Lauren Heskin

prints to add some colour
INTERIORS
20 gorgeous prints to add some colour to your walls

A colourful print is a quick and low-cost way to brighten up a whole room.

By Megan Burns

Dream job
premium CULTURE
Ever wanted to take a career break to try your dream job? This Irish woman did

Originally from Antrim, Aimee Johnston had been working for Penguin Random House Ireland before taking on a dream opportunity to...

By Jennifer McShane