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Blueberries By the Handful

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We're at the height of blueberry season here in Michigan*.  Everywhere you turn . . . blueberries!  U-pick fields.  Farm stands.  The farmer's market.  Grocery store.  All local.  All delicious!

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Today, Carole asks us about our Ten Favorite Things to Do with Blueberries.  Now, I like blueberry pancakes and blueberry baked goods (of pretty much any kind) quite a lot.  But I haven't really made pancakes since Erin left home (Tom and Brian opt for eggs; they will ALWAYS opt for eggs), and I don't bake much (because if I bakes it, I eats it, and I've just decided to stay away from those calories).

But we do eat a lot of blueberries!  

Mostly, I just leave a bowl of blueberries on the counter . . . and here's what happens:

  1. We pop them in our mouths by the handful.  
  2. I mix them in my yogurt.
  3. I dump them in my cereal.
  4. I toss them in salads.
  5. I throw them on a pan and roast them with vegetables.
  6. I sprinkle them over ice cream.
  7. I stir them into a glass of lemonade.
  8. Or into a batch of summer sangria.
  9. Or even a glass of ice tea.
  10. And then I grab another handful!

How about YOU?  What's your favorite thing to do with blueberries?

* Did you know that Michigan is the nation's number one blueberry grower?  Yep.  One hundred million pounds of blueberries every year is big business in my neck of the woods!

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Bonny

Plain by the handful may really be the best way to enjoy blueberries. Thank you, Michigan!

margene

You are so lucky. I love blueberries and they're not inexpensive around here. You have some great suggestions for enjoying my favorite fruit.

Vicki

Oh yes! My favorite way to eat blueberries is by the handful. Absolutely. We see a lot of Michigan berries over here...

Jo

I am inspired to try roasting blueberries with veggies--a whole new world!

Debbie

Our farmer's market (in IL) has had Michigan blueberries for the past two weeks and I can't get enough of them. I've never thought of roasting them with vegetables and will have to try that. My friends in Maine would argue with you that Maine grows the most blueberries, but the Maine berries are a lot smaller than the Michigan ones. No matter where they are from, I love them!

Carole

I did not know that about blueberries! Massachusetts big crop is cranberries, of course.

Lily

Roasting with veggies - wouldn't have thought of it - does it give the veggies a blueberry flavor? I like the idea of throwing them into a glass of lemonade or iced tea!

Patty

You are quite creative my friend! I love that map!

Mary

Yum... and I LOVE the idea of roasting them.

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