When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
– John Lennon
I made this strawberry and banana jam with chia seeds when I’ve been meaning to make an only strawberry jam for a while. As always, at the last minute I see some other fruit out of the corner of my eye, then in it goes.
But first, a quick story. When my fellow piano students and I have our recitals, I think the most exciting thing, apart from seeing each other again, is showcasing the amazing pieces onto which we’ve been putting all our efforts.
We’ve all gone to our classes and studied for months on end. We have learnt new techniques and tried to perfect every note. When we are at home practicing by ourselves everything sounds so glorious. Our souls are uplifted by the beauty of the music. Or mine is anyway.
The recital begins. The excitement overcomes us. We become consumed in a collective nervous attack – though I manage mine pretty well with the Yuja method so I’m ok most of the time. We all conclude that we played it better when we were alone at home. Damn it! Why is that?
Is there something that you have done that was beautiful, but that unfortunately nobody noticed?
Strawberry and Banana Jam with Chia Seeds Recipe
Yesterday I made this strawberry and banana jam with chia seeds. I’ve been curious about using chia seeds for a while now. The curiosity was intensified when I read Laura’s gorgeous post on Sticky Fig, Raspberry and Chia Jam, so I kept my eyes wide open whenever food shopping and miraculously found some. Ingredients like that are not easy to come by in Barcelona.
Chia seeds can be sprinkled onto many foods, such as one would with sesame seeds for example. They provide plenty of nutrients and do not alter the taste of the food. The cool thing about adding it to your jam is that it helps thicken up the jam quickly.
2 large bananas
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/2 cup water
Wash and cut the strawberries into small pieces. Peel and cut the banana into small pieces. Add everything into a large saucepan, along with the juice of half a lemon and the water. Bring to boil then cook over low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the sugar and continue cooking over low heat for about 5 minutes. Add the chia seeds and cook for about 5 more minutes.