This year I am doing something new - dehydrating some. They will be wonderful in baked goods for after school snacks and lunch packings. I will use them in my homemade granola bars too.
Some sites recommended dropping the blueberries in boiling water first to crack the skins, and others recommended simply puncturing each blueberry. Sounds time consuming right?
I decided to puncture each one, to shorten the drying time. I did not have enough ice to do the boiling method. They still took a long time to dry, so I won't be doing the "poking" thing next time.
I canned several jars of blueberry jam and jelly, however I did not make syrup this year.
And who can resist baking pies when berries are in an abundance? I have never made a blueberry pie, and I am very happy with the results. I made two topless pies, by heating my berries on the stove top, and filling a baked pie shell. We topped them with whipped cream. Delicious! One pie is never enough.
Today I am thankful for:
~ God's Provisions
~ A slower paced day
~ The chance to see our hummingbird this morning