July 04, 2009

RED, WHITE & BLUEBERRIES



HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!


We have lots to cover in this post so hang on.

~RED~
is for this little cutie I recently made. She made her way all the way to England to find her new home.
Isn't she adorable?



~WHITE~
Is for the glow of the candle and the winner of the giveaway baby!!

The winner that was randomly selected was... wait for it....The two crazy crafters!!
I don't know how you are going to split the prize, but since you are a mother and daughter team I am sure you are used to figuring these things out. Congrats ladies!! Send me your info.
The others are listed on Etsy now if you want one.



~BLUE~
Is for these delicious blueberries we picked this week. What a blast! If you have the chance to pick produce at local farms, I highly recommend it.
The prices are phenomenal and the the fact that it is fresh that day, puts the icing on the cake.
You can't beat the experience either.

We picked our berries but just bought some fresh peaches, lemons, and corn picked that morning.

The blueberries were $13 a gallon!!! So wonderfully cheap.

This was the bounty my little Chloe picked. She had fun getting all sorts of berries and the farm owner just let us have her bucket of goodness.

That night this is what I made with it. A berry crumble.


I can't tell you how delicious and simple it was.

OK- I can tell you.
Put the berries in a dish, add 1/4 cup of sugar.
The secret ingredient you HAVE to add is a bit of lemon zest. It completely changes the depth of the flavor.
For the topping, put 1/2 a stick of butter, 1/8 of a cup of sugar and 1 cup of flour into a food processor and blend up. Pour it on top in the middle and cook it for 20mins at 375 degrees.
Told you it was simple.


We love blueberries in this house. We make smoothies, blueberry pancakes, you name it. I'll throw these healthy little gems in it.
If you want to preserve them for use throughout the year, it is very simple. Lay them on a tray after rinsing & sorting out the bad or mushed ones. Let them dry and then pop them in the freezer. They won't clump together that way. Once frozen you can put them in freezer bags all together, or put them in individual baggies to easily pull out for use.
Label them and use them as you need them.
Voila!
Blueberries for months.


Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!

xo Emily xo


8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Those look so delicious! Happy 4th of July!

Kristina P. said...

Those look so delicious! Happy 4th of July!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Mmmm. Blueberry's are the best. And so healthy! Only $13!!!?

I love your photos. You are such a good photographer.

HurricaneKassi said...

YAY! blueberries!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

How the HECK did I miss your giveaway?

Oh well.

I LOVE blueberries, but my husband doesn't. So I don't get to see them in all their glory!

I Love your photos like crash said you are SUCH a good photographer!

Heather said...

wow, that looks so yummy! Hope you guys had a good 4th!~

Darci said...

I can't wait for our blueberries to be ready. I hope you had a great 4th.

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