Blueberries may be the worst thing for me to try and harvest when I am out to the CSA and usually by the time I’m done, I look like the girl from Willy Wonka. I place one blueberry in my bag and two blueberries in my mouth. It’s a wonder any make it home at all. Blueberries are similar to strawberries in that when you buy them local, they are juicy and have a beautiful color through the entire berry whereas grocery store produce can be often dry and tasteless. I blueberry that is perfect ripe falls into your hand and taste exactly how you would expect: perfect. No need for artificial flavoring here.
Blueberries may be one of the easiest items to freeze. Simply spread them out on a baking tray, freeze, and then scoop in to a freezer safe container. There they will sit for months to come, waiting for a steamy bowl of oatmeal in the cold winter months. Blueberries also make for excellent jams and canning!
My recipes for Blueberries:
Recipes from around the web:
- Baked Blueberry Oatmeal from Sprouted Kitchen
- Whole Wheat Waffles with Blueberry Ginger Syrup from Cooking and Kate
- Old-Fashioned Blueberry Cake from 101 Cookbooks
- Blueberry Bars from A Sweet Road
- Blueberry Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream from Always with Butter
- Bostonian Blueberry Muffins from This Homemade Life
- Pancakes with Blueberry Butter from Not Without Salt