Spiced Blueberry Jam

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins “Mom, a muffin is sort of like a little cake, right?” this is what my 6 year old son asked as he took one of these sweet little muffins. Yes, they are very much like a little lemon cake with some blueberries in it and they are fabulous. Also, quite easy to make. Your breakfast table will thank you for it....more

Easy Southern Dessert: Mini Blueberry Cobblers

I take a lot of pictures. Especially of my kids and food. I think my interest (obsession?) with capturing ever important aspect of my day-to-day started in the middle of a perfect storm. Image: Courtesy of The Frugal Flambe ...more
Yuuuuummm!  That looks fantastic!  The picture itself is making my mouth water.more

Summer Blueberry Goodness!

  Summer Blueberry GoodnessBlueberries, Blueberries, Blueberries, and more Blueberries!  A blueberry is a taste of summer.  Blueberries are good for us and surprisingly enough for our dogs as well.  Blueberries are a natural from of goodness added to our dog treats.  They carry great benefits that are great for dog’s health system. ...more

Honey Puff Pancake with Blueberry Sauce

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” ~ John GuntherSundays call out to me for a relaxing delicious breakfast.  Last Sunday was really screaming for attention.  The  to do list was short and the weather was finally sunny after a lot of rain. The winning recipe, one of our favorites, was Puff Pancake. However, I realized that I didn’t have any cream cheese.  My husband went willingly off to the store while I started the breakfast....more

Blueberry Mint Almond Milk Smoothie

 Vacation is over, wheat is in the garbage, and fruits and veggies are in abundance.  And you know what that means...... my favourite time of year is here!!! Smoothie time! My motto, a smoothie a day keeps the waist away. ™....kidding. I wish. Not on the motto, on the ™ - I wish I had a ™ on that. Did I just make that more confusing? This smoothie = easy peasy.  Not like smoothies are ever hard. ...more

SPRING BREAK: No Novel Today, Only Sun Rituals

This evening I participated in a sensual act I’ve never experienced in seventy years and which I may never again. It involved  blueberries. And it occurred in the orange light of the sun setting in the west hills, on my condo terrace. a glass of wine at my knee.           When I bought the vaccinium corymbossum a year ago, the nursery woman asked where I’d plant them.  I told her  in pots on my new condo’s terrace.How many floors up?Six, sort of.  The lobby counts as two....more

Honey Blueberry Clafoutis

 A couple weeks ago, the wide world of food celebrated Julia Child’s 100th birthday.  It was hard to miss and even harder to escape. Every food media outlet, blogger and French restaurant this side of the pond was cooking or baking or writing something in the name of Julia.   Oops, I failed to participate in the birthday hoopla (some business with moving cross-country).  But what the heck, happy belated, Mrs. Child, and please enjoy some honey blueberry clafoutis....more

Peach Blueberry Tart


Now is the time for Blueberries

I don't know about you but up here in Alaska the blueberries are thick in the stores! Huge luscious boxes of berries just begging to be made into something fantastic. And to top it all off in a few weeks the native Alaska blueberries will make their grand entrance and then it's an all our feast-apalooza to end all. Here are a few links to some of my all time favorite berry recipes....more