Friday, July 25, 2008

Blue



The kids and I went blueberry picking with our neighbors at a U-Pick place yesterday. A dollar fifty a quart! You can't beat that. Two adults and six children picked seven quarts (Helen slept in the sling), with the other families doing more than their fair share. At the end of our time there, Eli's bucket contained a dandelion leaf, three green berries, one blue one, and a twig. Katherine's bucket had some berries, but her stomach had more. "I'm the best blueberry eater," she said. Very true. (We put in extra money for the berries we ate straight off the bush.)

My sister gave me this recipe. She got it from a friend of hers.

Blueberry Graham Muffins

18 graham crackers, either regular or cinnamon, crushed (approximately 3 cups of crumbs)*
1/4 cup sugar
1 T. baking powder
1 egg
1 cup soy milk
2/3 cup blueberries
2 T honey, optional (depending on the sweetness of the berries)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin tin or put in paper liners. Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and baking powder.

Beat the egg and milk together. Add the dry ingredients. Stir until moistened. Gently stir in berries. Fill muffin tin. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

*Graham crackers are a sweet, cookie-ish, cracker made with whole wheat and sweetened with honey and molasses. For those of you who can't find them where you live, is there a type of cookie or biscuit that would be a good substitute? Gingersnaps, maybe? Suggestions? Charlotte?
[Edited to add: Charlotte suggests ginger nuts.]

That takes care of a few of the berries. What's your favorite blueberry recipe?

10 comments:

  1. KaylovesvintageJuly 25, 2008 8:54 AM

    we don't have Graham crackers here..so what should I do.....

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  2. Hi, Kay! I've put out a call for help. Is there a type of ginger or cinnamon biscuit, cracker, or cookie you might be able to use?

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  3. Oh wow, that's a great deal on blueberries. Katherine is like Zachariah, he just ate raspberries straight from the vine when he was "helping" me pick them. He would be in heaven if I ever took him blueberry picking. I don't like blueberries, but Zac & Matt LOVE them. Zachariah eats them so fast, it's more inhaling than eating.

    Sounds like a fun time!

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  4. sounds like you had fun!

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  5. Yum! I'll have to try those muffins!

    Here's our favorite blueberry muffin:

    http://mustfollowrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/07/dairy-free-egg-free-blueberry-flaxseed.html

    (Sorry I don't know how to use HTML code to do a direct link yet!)

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  6. Good deal on the u-pick. My mom has taken my oldest out blueberry picking for the last couple of years. She's surprisingly task-oriented and comes back with quite a few!

    I love blueberry pie.

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  7. kaylovesvintageJuly 25, 2008 4:36 PM

    Hi,guess is time to go to the supermarket , let you know

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  8. Ginger nuts I think are the best UK biscuit for this...though I am wracking my brain to think of other ones that are suitable...
    Charlotte.
    This recipe looks fantastic

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  9. Yum! Thanks for the recipe. I wish our blueberries that we picked were that cheap. :)

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  10. These sound delicious! I'm already thinking of the few minutes of peace I can get by having Alex do the graham cracker smashing.

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