oh yes, it's blueberry time. by the handful, the mouthful, in our yogurt and our oats, gobbled here and there and cooked down into jam and pies...... mmmm mmmmm.
so far, a couple bowlfuls from the house next door and two gallons from our favorite local picking spot.
a batch of jam, a blueberry galette and a couple bags in the freezer happened pretty immediately. I feel it worthy to note that minutes after I pulled the galette out of the oven I found myself on a blanket at the park listening to music, two blankets down from the author of the pie book I used! it wasn't incredibly surprising to find myself in such close proximity to local homestead-y author Ashley English~ after all, she lives nearby and we'd met a few weeks earlier at the very same park. she participated in my previous blog swap, so we'd communicated in the past a bit. but still, it seemed pretty serendipitous, what with the pie and all. so I plopped down next to her for a few and told her so.
breakfast the following morning for the little one and I was blueberry pie and tea. because of course that's what you eat for breakfast when you wake up and it's all cinnamon-y and delicious and practically screaming to you from the countertop. and then there was toast smeared heavily with still-warm jam later that afternoon.
I'm hoping for a couple more gallons before the season is over. we shall see.