Florida Blueberries in Stores Now
|April 15, 2009||Posted by admin under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
With the holidays last week and all of the activities that surround them, I admit I haven’t been to a grocery store in a while. My pantry and refrigerator supplies are dwindling, so I need at some point this week to make the time to go and replenish them.
Today I was looking through grocery store circulars online (what a great feature!) and saw that Florida blueberries are in my local stores. I LOVE blueberries – they just taste so wonderful. Several years ago I spoke with a Florida blueberry grower who told me a delicious, decadent and easy way to prepare them. Wash and shake dry a handful of blueberries, stick them in the freezer and then put them in a bowl and pour some cream over them. The frozen berries start to freeze the cream and it is almost like fresh, homemade ice cream. Yum!
The Department, of course, has recipes as well, and one of them is Chef Justin’s Blueberry Cobbler. A coworker made it for the office shortly after the Flavorful Seasons cookbook came out and we all enjoyed it.
Florida blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants as well as a great dessert all on their own, satisfying even the pickiest sweet tooth. No matter how you like to prepare them, pick some up while they’re in season and enjoy!