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{Google Hangout} Blueberries

The other night I had a Google Hangout with Christine from Cook The Story and Julie of The Little Kitchen. We talked about blueberries; recipes, tips, tricks, stories, and fun facts!

Here are a few of the blueberry recipes I shared:

Frozen Blueberry Yogurt

Blueberry Granola Cereal

Coconut-Lime Berry Cake

I also shared my story during the chat about how I just recently went blueberry picking for the first time. The other day I shared my peach experience at Lane Southern Orchards.

I was shocked to find that blueberries when not ripe are pink! I think this was the most shocking part of the entire experience for me. The pink berries are hard and are very difficult to pull off the bushes. The bright blue berries are much softer (ripe) and easy to pick off the bush.

Thankfully, my husband agreed to doing a little blueberry picking after our peach tour. He’s pictured above with his basket picking blueberries.

I have so much appreciation for the people who pick our produce. Picking blueberries takes forever long.

Although at times, I would hit a bush with tons of ripe berries and would pull off hand-fulls at a time like this photo above.

In just a short half hour we picked over 2.5 pounds of blueberries and sadly less than a half pound of blackberries.

Have you ever been blueberry picking? I’d love to read about your experience.


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6 Responses to “{Google Hangout} Blueberries”

  1. Josh Bennett posted on July 6, 2012 at 12:47 am (#)

    That looked like a lot of fun. Where I am we have loads of blackberries and raspberries, if you are lucky enough you might find thimble berries, my favorite!

    • Katie replied on July 9th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Hi Josh–I too also love blackberries and raspberries…I’m a lover of all berries! THanks for sharing!

  2. Cate posted on July 6, 2012 at 4:15 am (#)

    Yep! We had a bunch of blueberry bushes in our yard when I was growing up. I did plenty of blueberry picking every summer… usually in July or even early August. Unless you have netting or an enclosure (which we didn’t), you really need to go every morning to pick them just after they’ve turned blue/purple- otherwise the birds got most of them 🙂

    • Katie replied on July 9th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      Cate that’s so cool and what an awesome childhood memory you have! Never thought about the birds eating all the berries!

  3. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven posted on July 6, 2012 at 8:55 am (#)

    You girls are all so cute! I love this!!

    • Katie replied on July 9th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks Ali! We’d love to have you on our “show” one of these days!

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