Oct 06

Blueberries

In previous posts I’ve written about many kinds of berries; from berries found in the wild, including strawberries, also tips for cultivating raspberries and blueberries.

In past seasons I have had to battle with the birds and the local deer population, but by using nets to cover the bushes I have been able to keep them from feasting on my blueberries. My Raspberries have suffered greatly and this year there weren’t any to harvest. Unfortunately, the damage the deer did last year has affected this seasons production. Raspberry fruit only grows on 2 year old canes and last year the deer ate everything down to the nubs. Hopefully I can get the plants to recover for a harvest of raspberries next year. If not I may just plant raspberries inside the fenced garden area. Blueberries also suffered heavy losses last year. It was extremely frustrating to see the blueberry fruit begin to plump and ripen, only to go out a day or two later and discover the birds had devoured every one of them!

This season, I purchased a type of white covering cloth that allows sunshine and water to reach the blueberry bushes, but the birds can not get under it. Thus far, I have had several large portions of blueberries with many more on the way. In fact, I am actually considering adding a few more blueberry bushes next year. They are so delicious, bursting with vitamins C & K, and they freeze very well, it seems worthwhile to add more as part of my permaculture plan.

So, in early October I set out to make a batch of blueberry muffins with some of the berries in my freezer.

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS.

Here is a link for quick and easy Blueberry muffins…but instead of muffins, I made a small cake in an 8 x 8 pan.

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    • Morning on October 16, 2017 at 2:50 am
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    If you have not eaten breakfast you’d better change to another time to enjoy this article.
    As it is a terrible torture for you to see the pics when you are hungry.
    If you want to know how to make muffins, just follow the recipe in the last link of this article. I have finished the link and now I’ve decide to buy an oven, haha!!

    1. Reading about food is always torture when you have an empty stomach!
      There are so many foods you can learn to cook in an oven. Especially, baked goods for breakfast!
      Blueberry muffins, coffee cake, bran muffins, and many more.
      Happy baking to you.

  1. The cake looks very delicious! I really hope I can make a batch. It’s important to learn some dishes like this, convenient and yummy after coming home exhausted work. It’s frustrating when the harvests are damaged, but it seems fun to see the deer and birds around.

    1. This recipe is simple to make and quick to bake. You can also use frozen berries. They blend in very easily. I am not sure I would eat this for dinner. It is better for early in the day. Great with a cup of hot tea in the morning!

    • Judy on October 19, 2017 at 5:42 am
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    Wow, my mouth is watering when I see the Blueberry Muffins! How I envy you. Such a beautiful garden, you can eat so many fresh vegetables and fruits. I know eating blueberry can improve eyesight. We watch the computer screen all day, our eyesight declines, so we need eat blueberries more and more! Isn’t that right? Haha.

    1. I love to make my students hungry!

      You and Morning always tell me how hungry you are when I post articles about food. hahaha!
      The recipe for blueberry muffins is easy and fast. You should try it at home….and yes, good for your eyesight too!

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