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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

National Blueberry Month

Since July is National Blueberry month here are a few recipes using Blueberries.

The blueberry may be small, but it’s no youngster. Botanists estimate blueberries burst onto the scene more than 13,000 years ago!

Blueberries are indigenous to North America and have deep roots in our country’s history. When Europeans arrived on the continent, the Native Americans were already enjoying blueberries year-round. They dried blueberries in the sun and added them whole to soups, stews and meat, or crushed them into a powder rubbed into meat as a preservative. According to legend, Native Americans gave blueberries to the pilgrims to help them make it through their first winter.

Blueberry Party Mix


  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup thin pretzels, broken
  • 1 cup granola or other cereal


  1. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, walnuts, pretzels and granola
  2. Store in an airtight container
  3. Best if used within a week

Yield: 4 cups

Double Blueberry Pie



  • 1 frozen or homemade pie shell (9 inch)
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) blueberry jam or fruit spread
  • ¼-teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • Sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (as needed)


  1. Following package or recipe directions, prebake pie shell
  2. Cool
  3. In a microwaveable dish, combine blueberry jam and cinnamon
  4. Microwave on high until mixture liquefies, about 1minute
  5. Stir in fresh blueberries
  6. Spoon blueberry mixture into prepared shell
  7. Chill
  8. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

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