Wednesday, July 11, 2018

It's National Blueberry Month All Around the World

Today is National Blueberry Muffin Day!  Just as these plump little berries are coming onto the market, it is time to get some great recipes, so you can fully enjoy these delicious little treats!  



Let's Review some of the best recipes that are out there on the World Wide Web, for all of us who love to consume this delightful bit of heaven on earth!
Blueberries are one of the best fruits for you!  Full of lots of vitamins and minerals, it has also had a lot of reported health benefits as well!.Blueberries are pretty to look at and taste even greater than they look.  Naturally native to North America, blueberries have been attributed to longevity and strength.  They are low in calories and high in taste!  A great combination for sure. If you want to learn more about the health benefits of blueberries you can check out a link right here!

Let me just give you the highlights!  100 grams of blueberries contains about 57 calories. for those who are not in the metric system that equals about a half cup.  Blueberries are full of anti-oxidants and dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. These dark blue berries even  help lower blood sugar levels and control blood-glucose levels. They pack a big bang for your grocery dollar. Many people feel that blueberries add years to your life and life to your years.  Added to other berries like strawberries and raspberries, the colors alone will make your mouth water.

What's even better is that you can use blueberries in so many different ways.  You can eat them just as they are, like grapes, or add them to a dish of ice cream for a real treat!  Blueberries can even be used in savoury dishes too! They are great in gravies, soups and stews or to add some flavor to venison dishes.   Just make sure you wash them well, just like any other fruit.

Blueberries can be cooked into a jam or jelly, baked into a cake or tart, or frozen for later use.  If you have a farm near you, I would highly suggest that this fruit is one you should go out and pick.  The time for that is right now!  Berry season this year looks like a great one.  We've had the right amount of rain and sunshine so that these fruits should be available without any problems. The height of the season is June through August.

Now let's look at a few ways that you can make the most out of this incredible berry season. Eating blueberries just as they are is wonderful.  Add other berries to make a lovely colorful flan, fruit cups, and mixed berry jams and jellies is a great idea too!  But don't stop there.  Blueberries can also be used in smoothies and making wine!  My personal favorite is Blueberry Muffins.  I like the flavor, texture and look of these muffins!  Yummy for breakfast or as a dessert for the family.  You will find so many recipes that use blueberries in this cookbook! 

Blueberry muffins are so good and easy to make, I just know you will enjoy this recipe!  Sam Monaco, a friend and great cook shared this recipe on his blog "Sam's Place"  I've made them lots of times and I never get tired of the ease and the great taste of these delightful muffins.  Enjoy!  Sam's Blueberry Muffins

By the Way,  just for some added fun, the next time you play a game like Trivial Pursuit, you can awe your family with the knowledge that Canada is the largest exporter of blueberries in the world.  Bet you didn't know that!



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8 comments:

  1. I didn't know that Canada is the leading export of blueberries. Blueberry muffins are my favorite way of eating blueberries too, and I've enjoyed Sam's recipe in the past. Thanks for the review of this delicious and healthy fruit, Olivia. Now it's time for me to get my crafty blueberries out.... LOL.

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  2. I had no idea that it is National Blueberry Muffin Day. Also, had no idea that Canada is the leading exporter of blueberries. Ya!! Canada!!! A Delicious review Olivia, and thank you so much for the shout out.

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  3. I absolutely love blueberry muffins, as well as having blueberries baked into a variety of treats. We just got our first fresh blueberries of the season last week. Like you, I think blueberries are quite pretty too. Wishing I had one of those blueberry muffins this morning to celebrate blueberry muffin day.

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  4. I love blueberries.

    Thanks for a fun and informative post

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  5. I love blueberries. When they are in season I add them to my morning cereal and my evening ice cream. Used to love them in lucious muffins until I gave up most muffins for health reasons.

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  6. Yummy!! Blueberries are one of my favorites!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Olivia, I was just talking to mom about the fact that I haven't made a blueberry pie in ages, I think I'm going to do one when I get home (visiting mom right now). We have a huge container of frozen berries in the freezer on hand and use for various things. The last thing I made with them were homemade blueberry pancakes. This page is getting me hungry.

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