It was one hot summer day in Washington, D.C., when I first had a fresh blueberry, at age 20. Growing up in the 60s and 70s in Los Angeles and Sacramento I had never seen a basket of blueberries; we had only had them frozen, in pancakes.
I remember the event vividly. The basket was $2.50, I ate the whole thing before I even made it to the subway station.
That entire summer I ate a basket of blueberries almost every day; it was my one indulgence.
I still believe the very best thing one can do with blueberries is to eat them raw – best right off the berry bush, second best, out of the basket.
That said, there are many wonderful things that we make with blueberries here and several more I’ve found around other food blogs. If you have a yen for blueberries, consider the following from Simply Recipes:
And the following from some favorite food blogs:
Blueberry dumplings from Bakingsheet
Blueberry tarts with meyer lemon cream from Dessert First
Blueberry baked German pancake from Tigers and Strawberries
Blueberry breakfast bars from Farmgirl Fare
Summer Blueberry Crisp from a Gluten-free Goddess
Do you have a favorite blueberry recipe? Let us know about it in the comments.