We've Got The Summer Blues...
In a good way, that is... this deep blue jewel (and our state fruit)--the blueberry--heralds the arrival of summer. Think a bubbling purply cobbler, think a patriotic Fourth of July dessert that marries the red and blue berries, think how sweet those plump berries taste when just popping them in your mouth.
We like picking those berries ourselves at B & B Farms in Egg Harbor City, NJ, enjoying the sunshine, and seeing the contrast of the white sandy soil and cool green leaves on the bushes as we grab handfuls of those berries into our bucket.
We take them home, maybe 25 pounds or so during the season, and conjure up ideas for all the things we will make. From our kitchens, it's Blueberry Scones, a classic Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Lime Pound Cake, chutney, ice cream, jam, and syrup. Year 'round blueberry delight, and don't forget a few pounds for the freezer. There is nothing quite as good as a Sunday morning blueberry pancake, to be had at any time!