Wednesday, July 27, 2016

It's PYO Blueberries in #VT #WeathersfieldVT


It's Pick Your Own (PYO) Blueberry season in Vermont

At Goulden Ridge Farm in Weathersfield the bushes are so heavy with plump, juicy blueberries some of the branches are leaning over. The farm offers picking Wednesday through Sunday. 

They even provide jugs for you to put your berries in for fast picking.

Folks were filling their jugs to make pies, and blueberry pancakes. And for freezing to remind us of these beautiful summer days during our LONG cold winter.

I've found a great way to use blueberries and it's extremely easy too.

Take two cups of berries and put them in a sauce pan.
Add 1/4 cup water
1 cup organe juice
3/4 cup sugar
Heat over low-med heat until bubbling-stir slowly so you don't break up too many berries.

In a small bowl or dish 
1/4 cup COLD water
3 tablespoons corn starch-mixed well-no lumps.

Slowly stir cornstarch into the berries. Turn off the heat.
Add 1/2 tsp almond extract
1/8 tsp cinnamon

Stir gently. Add more berries if you'd like.
Serve over ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, toast (I even pour it over watermelon slices!!)
SOOOO GOOD!
I'm sure you can freeze it too. I have a test batch in the freezer.

HAPPY PICKING!!

More PYO images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/July-2016/PYO-Blueberries/