Thursday, July 17, 2008

Blueberry Blessings

It's blueberry season --- little purple orbs of luxury! Rich in antioxidants, they are also poor on the pocketbook if you buy them at a place like Farmer's Market or the local grocery store. But these antioxidant-rich berries have such awesome food value, that it pays to take advantage of blueberry season to fill the freezer for winter's use. This week I was not only blessed with blueberries, but with a blueberry picker!

Cousin Levi is nine already and under the tutelage of his parents, is learning about earning money and keeping accounts. He asked his Auntie LaTeaDah if she would like him to pick her some blueberries, and I said YES! His prices are much lower than the Farmer's Market, and the berries delicious! A willing picker, he's happy to pick as many as I wish to order. If the task gets somewhat overwhelming at times, I suspect that his mom and dad lend a helping hand, 'cause that's just the kind of people they are.

Of course, others like the blueberry patch as well. Long lines require patience, but so far everyone who has wanted to has had a chance to pick. Levi's three trips to the berry patch have resulted in. . .

. . .more than 100 lbs. of blueberries in my freezer!

Thanks, Levi!

23 comments:

  1. Now THAT'S a lot of blueberries!

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  2. Yumm, we just had blueberry open tart with rose syrup last night. Love Clarice

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  3. whoa! Now that's a lot of blueberries. My one bush is just about 1/4 ripe and I've got to beat the birds to get my share :0)

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  4. Oh, wow! We don't have that many, but we have had some mighty yummy blueberries of our own this year! Some cute photos in a post about our blueberry flavored dayshere.

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  5. Wow, that's a lot of berries! Glad you had a little helper! I'll be anxious to see some of your blueberry recipes.
    I'm quite behind on my comments so I'll cheat and leave them all in one here.
    The pics of the girls are amazing, I love the coloring! Great find on the dresses!
    All of your food looks so good.
    The quilt is spectacular. What a keepsake... glad you are sharing it with each other!
    NIkki

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  6. Blueberries are my favorite of the berries.

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  7. Oh wow! I'm blue with jealousy! Say, check out the recipe on my blog yesterday for a good blueberry bread recipe. (Not sure how it would fit in with your diet, but perhaps you could modify it.)

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  8. Wow! I'm jealous of your treasure.

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  9. Wow...those look *berry* good...I am impressed and a tad jealous...
    good flavor and health benefits, what a great combination.

    Deby

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  10. Blueberries are my favorite. Yummy! Please stop by my blog. I have something for you.

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  11. I love blueberries -- we are heading out next week to pick them! Hope you left some for the rest of us! Looks like you'll have blueberries all year, good for you!

    Happy day,
    melissa

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  12. Blueberries - yummy! We will go to the berry fields next week to get our winter supply. They are wonderful treasures in our freezer.

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  13. Wow! You have a lot of blueberries! Just think how wonderful it will be when snow is flying outside and you have nice warm blueberry muffins and pies!
    Kathy (mimisgarden.blogspot.com)

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  14. Oh YUMMY! Wow, 100 lbs. is a lot of blueberries.
    Can't wait to see all the posts using those yummy berries.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.
    Blessings,
    Sandy :)

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  15. They are so healthy and can be used in so many ways. Wow... the last picture says it all!

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  16. Wow! They look delicious! You're lucky you have such a good "pick" of a nephew!

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  17. Beautiful blueberries! That's an amazing amount of them, too! You must have a huge freezer =)

    Thanks for your good thoughts, BTW. I'm glad to be home, but am missing the relaxed pace of two weeks sea-side...Too bad I can't have both at the same time...

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  18. That's a lot of blueberries. They look wonderful.
    It's so nice to have them ready to take out of the freezer and add to different recipes.

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  19. What gorgeous blueberries! We love blueberries! They are so expensive here, about $4 for less than a cup full! Yikes!

    Katherine

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  20. Oh gorgeous bluebery pails. . .I love picking blueberries and was shocked at how fast a bucket could be filled with the little morsels.

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  21. Wow, I don't know if I'd know what to do with 100 pounds of blueberries. Sounds like you'll have enough for the year, though.

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