Ingredient: Blueberries


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Blueberries

  • Description-

Blueberries are a beautiful rich indigo blue color and they come from a perennial plant.  Blueberries are a sweet summer fruit readily found in New England.  Blueberries start off as green tart berries and turn dark blue and sweeten as they ripen.

  • Preparation-

Like many fruits, blueberries can be eaten raw or cooked.  Blueberry picking is a favorite pastime, many of them make it to my mouth straight from the bush!    Blueberries can be made into pies, jams or jellies, baked into muffins, pancakes etc.  They are very versatile so have fun experimenting.

  • Storage-

Place fresh blueberries in a shallow container and cover with plastic wrap. Berries should be stored in the refrigerator. Be sure not to wash the berries before you are ready to use them, they will mold easily with the moisture.

 
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When an abundance of blueberries comes your way,freeze them in a single layer on a cookie sheet before bagging them. This will keep them from sticking together during freezing.  Jess picks an average of 20 pounds a season.  If you are less than enthused about sitting in the heat picking your own blueberries, please check in with the farm stand, I’m sure they can help you out! 

  • Nutrition- Vitamin B, C, E, K, manganese

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Recipes Using Blueberries

Easy Winter Holiday Brunch

This is the Anderson family holiday morning brunch. This is a start-to-finish brunch (including timing and a shopping list) that will give you plenty of time to watch the yule log with your family. It makes enough for 12 folks, and if you don’t have that many, it makes great leftovers!


Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread Pudding

Perfect for a busy weekend, this bread pudding can be made the night before, so the bread really soaks up the goodness and it makes the morning meal a total cinch to pull off.


Blueberry Mint Sauce

This simple blueberry sauce was drizzled over Sarah’s homemade pound cake. The rhubarb ginger jam in the center made for a patriotic presentation. There’s a bonus recipe for peas and rice in this post!