Thursday, April 5, 2018

Darla’s Discovers – Feeing a Little Blue on April 5th, 2018

Actually, that title is misleading. I want to talk about… blueberries!

Our local grocery store recently marked down a box of the juicy, cobalt delights. And I, knowing they freeze beautifully (forgive the obscure “Steel Magnolias” quote), snatched them up.

However, when I got them home and rinsed these beauties, something rather unsavory happened on my tongue. It turned out that the spent bloom was not cleaned off the berries, making for a dry and rather dusty finish to the fruit.

See Those Pesky Tufts? They are Easy to Pluck Away
Not to worry! It only took about ten minutes to pluck the dried flower remnants. So be aware but don’t despair! These are delicious in plain yogurt.
Some Neared Half the Size of the Berry - Not Good Eats
Do you like blueberries? If not, I suppose you haven’t read this far. ~grin~ Be well!

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16 comments:

  1. HAHA....I do eat them, they are not my fav fruit though. And I don't do yogurt! haha...I did, I did the fat free after my surgery. I try to stay away from fat free, diet, etc.cause it is usually sweetened with OTHER stuff that sets Fibro off! Can't win for losing. But I love cottage cheese, it has my protein and I put fruit in it.....there again, NO DIET! Bananas have to be my fav, oranges next and I only like strawberries if dipped, you got it, in CHOCOLATE!

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  2. We're on a mini tangerine kick lately. Yum. So sorry you suffer fibro. You still accomplish more most days than I endeavor. Hope today is a better one than you had recently!

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  3. I love blueberries, especially when they're on sale. I had blackberries this morning with my oatmeal.

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    1. Oh, yum. That sounds good. Be well, my dear!

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  4. Oh they are delicious in plain yogurt. Yummy.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. I agree. Hope you are enjoying a lovely day, my dear.

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  5. Nope, never been a big fan. Not that I hate them. Just not a big fruit eater.

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    1. Interesting. I go through phases on that front. ~grin~ Be well!

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  6. I can't wait for berry season. I hope it works out here in Oregon with the abnormally cold wet awful icky spring we're having. Strawberries are first and I buy them at a farm down on Seven Mile, then come raspberries but I don't like them as well, then blueberries, and lastly blackberries, which are my second favorite, strawberries being first and blueberries third and the best part is blackberries grow everywhere so they are free.

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    1. Oh, I remember your epic strawberry buys in the past! Hope it's a surprise bumper crop. ~hugs~ Blackberries are yummy.

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  7. Yuck! Glad you were able to clean them off. I love blueberries, we grow several varieties and they do freeze well. You just put them on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer, when frozen, you put them in freezer bags :)

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    1. I didn't even bother with a cookie sheet. ~sheepish grin~ Glad to say they froze just fine. Be well!

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  8. I love them! I have 6 bushes, in those large black nursery containers. 4 Bluecrops, 1 Legacy and 1 Draper. Oh, and a teeny variety, a Brazelberry Jelly Bean. It is tiny, but has full-sized berries.
    I also buy the clamshell containers at the store when they are in season and cheap. I just put the entire container in the freezer, don't rinse or anything. Rinsing makes them wet, and they stick together. I even add them to recipes frozen. For muffins that works best, they don't mash up when you stir them in.

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    1. Sweet! ~literally~ I wish you happy gardening, my inspirational friend.

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