Monday, August 15, 2011

true blue

Got back to some childhood roots this weekend and went blueberry picking. Although I must admit, as a child my harvesting wasn't very efficient (there was more eating going on than actual picking). Now that I have to crouch down to get to the berries, believe me, the harvesting went by a whole lot faster. Now I just have to figure out what to make with all these blue goodies... ideas?


Annie said...

Delicious and beautiful! Blueberry pie...blueberry pancakes...blueberry-lemon muffins...Lucky you!

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Kunklebaby said...

Yum!! My son would be in heaven to see all those blueberries. They are his favorite food right now.

Isobel said...

I was going to suggest blueberry muffins, but Annie has beaten me to it. Have tried to grow them in our garden here in the UK - only trouble was the blinking blackbirds got them before I could get near them even with netting on to "protect" the harvest. Gave it up after a couple of years - because as plants they are picky as to the type of soil they grown in! Fussy plants, on top of the thorns: not worth the effort!

Rachel J said...

Definately a huge blueberry pie. mmm...

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Frannie said...

Oh blueberries! They are in season here. I've been freezing them in little packages. I add these little frozen gems to my morning smoothies.

Almost Precious said...

Ah one of summer's wonderful bounties. Blueberries, great to eat just as is ... or with a smidge of sugar (to bring out the sweet juices) and then spooned over vanilla ice cream. :)

Therese said...

Jam, jam and more jam (big jam fan).

They would be delicious in muffins and biscuits or even using on an eton mess and making a lovely coulis.

Here's a quickie for you.

A fresh blueberry sauce recipe for ice cream, pound cake, or bread pudding.

•2 cups fresh blueberries
•1/3 cup sugar
•1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Wash and crush blueberries; add sugar, lemon juice and salt. Mix well. In a small saucepan, bring blueberry mixture to a boil; boil 1 minute. Add vanilla. Chill.
Serve over puddings, cake, or ice cream.


Three Eggs said...

Me too! Picking blue berries os so much food! Blue berries are like weed here in Sweden! Love it!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

The blackberries are growing like crazy around here, right now. So fun to have fresh fruits and veggies this time of year! ;)