This is what I did yesterday - picked blueberries. When blueberry picking season rolls around, I can't wait to get out, I get obsessed about it and I can't stop picking - blueberries grow wild everywhere around here, you don't have to drive far, I started picking at 9:45 and left about 1:30 - the blueberries were everywhere and like always, I couldn't stop. I picked a basket and a half, a basket holds 3 litres. The blueberries are so plentiful that you will see people selling the baskets of berries all over the roads and in parking lots, there's good money in blueberries, I guess - I know they're not cheap to buy. But, I am too cheap to buy them, I'll pick my own, thank you! It is hard on the back though and the terrain is sometimes not the best, but all in the name of the blueberry!!
Last night I made a blueberry cake - it's Mom's old recipe, it's fast, it's easy and it's good. Notice it's sitting on a Pyrex Delphite plate!
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. margarine, it called for shortening, I substituted
3/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. flour
3 tsp. b. powder
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. blueberries
1/2 c. white sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. butter
Blend together margarine and sugar, then add the rest of the ingredients, stir until moistened, pour into 8x8 greased pan. Sprinkle topping . Bake at 350 for approximately 40 minutes or until tester comes clean.
This morning I made a batch of blueberry jam, I just used the recipe in the Certo box. I missed out on blueberry jam last year because it was so hot and the blueberries were not plentiful, I only was able to freeze one bag which we used throughout the year for pancakes.
We had a bowl of blueberries last night for dessert, I had another bowl for breakfast. I'll have to pick again as we're heading to Darcy's and he loves them too, so I have to give him some.
There's still plenty more to ripen!
I'm linking my blueberry post up with Thursday Favorite Things and Weekend Potluck at The Country Cook