Sunday, July 18, 2010
Blueberry Season is here!!!
The local blueberries are available at roadside stands! On Friday afternoon it was time to stop working on my sewing project. My blue shorts were put on hold. My DH & I drove out to Calabrese Farms in Southwick to purchase our year's supply of blueberries. For me it is a tradition started in my childhood to prepare & freeze the sweet, juicy, blue fruits of the summer. Years ago (we'll forget about the number), my family would spend a day in August picking these tasty small pieces of fruit and pay for them by the pound. There was a procedure involved - first the buckets were weighed after arriving at the blueberry fields. I prefer my new method - purchase a large quantity of quarts already picked. :)
Later on Friday afternoon a large amount of the scrumptious berries were prepared to be frozen. After going through them, they were double washed, drained, packed in Ziploc Freezer bags, labeled and dated.
Now, Blueberries are also in our fridge! Who can resist reaching into a container and getting a handful, especially when so many are available? Rinse and a tasty, healthy snack awaits! Oh, there has been snacking. One batch of Blueberry Freezer Jam was made yesterday and another today.
I also see a batch of Yummy Blueberry Muffins on the horizon. If you'd like my recipe, click and print a recipe card. I use an Egg and also Egg Whites when baking these light, yummy muffins. Cinnamon is also added. One batch yields 22 muffins and they also freeze very well! So good!
Are local blueberries available to you? Do you add them to cold cereal? Have you made Blueberry Freezer Jam? It's easy to make and tastes delicious! Does you family like Blueberry Muffins?