Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Blueberries for July

Last July's Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake

Each summer I get a wild hankering for blueberries.  I adore blueberries, they're sweet, fresh, and slightly tart (much like myself).  I've made plans for a blueberry picking excursion the first weekend of July and July just happens to be National Blueberry Month.

I'm anticipating quarts and quarts of berries so in addition to my jam making and baby food making plans there will, of course, be baking.  I thought I might share links to some enticing blueberry dishes:

Apple Blueberry Shortcake

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Orange and Nutmeg Blueberry Cake

Old-Glory Cherry Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry and White Chocolate Coffee Cake

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Little Blueberry Upside-Down Cakes

Blueberry Pecan Coffee Cake

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

Crunchy Oatmeal Blueberry Pecan Cookies

Vegan Peach Berry Crumble

Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins

Blueberry Pancakes

Summer Berry Pudding

I know, I know... I'm never going to make all of these recipes, but I like to have choices.  So waddya think?  Which recipe should I start with?  What blueberry-filled delectables are you planning to make this July?


christina said...

So excited about these recipes! Yay. And even more excited about the blogs that they are leading me to. I love your cooking posts. Oh, and your coffeehouse posts. *sigh* I miss my coffeehouse. They closed down YEARS ago.

Amanda said...

Funny story - when I was in the hospital about to have my second son, the doctors had me pacing the hospital halls. It was July and they had a display set up for various things going on in July. One item said, and this is a direct quote: "July is National July for Blueberries Month!" Jason and I just found this hysterical. I mean, of course July would be National July for Blueberries Month. If February was National July for Blueberries Month, that would just be crazy. :D We liked it so much that we took a picture through the glass. I will now always associate blueberry month with my middle son.

Catherine Mills said...

conveniently enough, we're not out of town that weekend! so maybe some tag along picking is in order.

Leeswammes said...

Wow, lots of blueberry recipes! Thank you. We don't get that many blueberries here in the Netherlands and/or they will always be quite expensive, but I have two packets in my freezer that I bought on special offer. I'll have a good look at your recipes and make one, or two. Or... oh, by then the blueberries will have run out. ;-)

nerdybookgirl said...

That's a great story, Amanda! LOL!

nerdybookgirl said...

One day, Catherine, we will get together in Athens for coffee/food/berry-picking//thrifting/book-swapping/kid-cuddling/baking goodness. One day.