Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Tradition: Blueberry Picking!

This past weekend, Erik and I did one of my very favorite annual traditions: blueberry picking! I have been going almost every year since I was very young, when my mom would take me and my brothers to a place called Blueberry Hill. This year, Blueberry Hill wasn't open on the weekend we wanted to go picking, so we found a new place to try. This one was called Grandma Dixie's, in Hockinson, WA, and it was such a good find! I definitely want to go picking there again. I may even go back again this year.

There were only a handful of families picking when we went at midday on a Saturday in peak blueberry season, the bushes were full of perfectly ripe berries, and some of the berries were bigger than a quarter!

So much fun. And at the end of all that fun, we ended up with 8.5 lbs of blueberries! We froze most of them for smoothies & muffins, but we ate a whole bunch of them fresh. My current favorite way to eat fresh blueberries is in a bowl with some plain vanilla ice cream and a big piece of this poppyseed almond bread.

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