Friday, June 20, 2008


Blueberries are another item just coming into season here in the Southeast. Now's the time to stock up! Blueberries can be frozen as is--no washing needed. Just throw them in a ziploc bag or plastic storage container and pull out needed amount later on. But in case you want to eat some of those little bursts of flavor now, here are some ideas:

  1. Blueberry pancakes or muffins (everyone already has recipes for these; if not, simply add 1/2 cup blueberries directly to batter or drop blueberries individually onto pancakes)\
  2. Blueberries and cottage cheese: a great snack
  3. Blueberries on your morning cereal (or in oatmeal, yogurt, etc.)
  4. Blueberry Yogurt Shake
  5. Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Pops
If you have an infant, blueberries are simple to prepare for baby food and enhance ordinary pear or apple purees especially. They are also good to add to infant cereals. Simply boil in small amount of water until berries start to burst. Then, blend with enough water to process in blender. Freeze in ice cube trays. Pop 1-2 cubes out to add to chosen puree (they work best as an addition rather than a meal in themselves). Blueberries do not belong to the same family as the more highly allergenic berries such as strawberries and raspberries; usually they may be given to infants much younger than a year old in contrast to these other berries.

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