Blueberry pie, blueberry cobbler, blueberry compote, blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes. This Self-Care Sunday, I’m thinking of the different recipes for the delicious blueberries we are going to pick.
Every year around Mother’s Day, we drive for over an hour to the Temecula Berry Company to harvest at least a couple pies worth of blueberries.
First, purchased what looked like empty Chinese take-out containers, then its out to the field!
The berries grow on bushes that are about 4-5 feet high, so the berries are easy to pick. And it’s a smart marketing move for this little family farm. Instead of paying people to harvest the berries, guest pay the farm family to pick the berries themselves! They also have a store where they sell homemade blueberry bread and jam.
This is just one of many u-pick farms you can find across the country. As I mentioned in my previous post on gardening for therapy, picking your own produce is a great way to get some physical activity, and positive mental stimulation.
Blueberries also have the physiological benefits of a super food.
Once we got home, I decided to make blueberry cobbler since it’s one of the easiest recipes to make. I don’t have any photographic evidence of this treat because we ate it all before I remembered to take a picture. 🤷🏻♀️ 😆
All in all, it was a berry good day! (insert audible groan here 🙄)
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