Wild Blueberry & Bourbon Jam

My sister introduced me to some store-bought blueberry bourbon jelly a few weeks ago, and that turned out to be a great combination which I just needed to attempt to recreate.  I used frozen wild blueberries for this batch as our local berries are not available yet, and things turned out alright, although, I was…

Blueberry Crisp

Another summer fruit crisp.  I did strawberries a couple of weeks ago.  This week it’s time for some blueberries.  They are not quite in season around here yet, but they are starting to appear on the supermarket shelves, probably shipped up from Florida or California.  I can’t wait for blueberry pie season! Yum yum yum……

Blueberry Pie

A delightful summer treat that boarders on divine – a crisp golden crust, full of plump juicy berries, and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.  The vanilla ice-cream is a must. After all, you need a canvas for the tangy, purple syrup that seeps out of every heaping scoop of this treasured dessert.  In…

Blueberry Muffins

It has slowly been dawning on me that baking a good blueberry muffin is an exercise in restraint.  While I battle with my instinct to tip just a little bit more of those juicy, scrumptious blueberries into my muffin batter, I have to constantly remind myself that blueberries have a high liquid content and adding…

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Cake

A little something to sweetened up this year’s Mother’s Day brunch.  Loosely based off of a Giada de Laurentiis’ recipe and a basic ricotta cheesecake recipe. Ingredients: 1 pint fresh Blueberries + 1/2 pint fresh Blueberries 2 lb (32 oz) Whole-milk Ricotta Cheese 4 Eggs 3/4 cup Sugar 1 tsp Salt 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 1…

Blueberry Lemon Scones

I felt the need for a late afternoon spot of tea, and what better thing to pair it with then some freshly baked scones? Blueberries and other fresh berries are making their way back into the markets again – a clear sign that spring is around the corner.  At this time of the year most…