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Monday, June 23, 2014

Buckets and Buckets of Blueberries!

A few weekends ago, we decided to go pick blueberries at a local orchard across the river in Kentucky. Alan and I aren't the hugest fan of blueberries, but the kids love them and we thought that it would be a fun family outing to go pick some since we missed the u-pick strawberries with the exception of the one time at our CSA. Even though we got up super early to get there right after they opened (and I was up til after 1 because I went with a friend to see The Fault in Our Stars - which is really good btw), we were right, the kids had a BLAST!

 Pardon my just rolled out of bed look!

We picked just over two pounds of blueberries, which was about half of one bucket. It may not seem like a lot, but trust me. It is!

I had originally intended to freeze some for later, but we wound up just eating them or using them in several things. As someone who's not really a blueberry fan, these were delicious! The orchard we go to uses very minimal spraying and tries to grow their produce sustainably. Believe me, you can tell!

Here are a few of the things we made with our blueberries. 

 blueberry waffles

blueberry zucchini bread

blueberry no-bake granola bars

Do you visit u-pick places? What do you make with what you pick?

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  1. Yum! Yum! Yum! Can I come to your house?

  2. Sure! See you in about 12 hours! :-)

  3. This looks amazing! I leave the asian style cooking to my husband though. I make it messy. Chrystal @ YUMeating.com

  4. I make a mess when I cook period! Somehow, I always get my husband to clean up the kitchen though :-)

  5. Oh man... we still have a few more weeks until the blueberries arrive. I cannot wait! We have a organic blueberry farm just a few miles from our house. Woo hoo!

  6. I love the fact that this organic orchard is so close to us. We have an organic CSA too.

  7. Yummy, I love fresh blueberries every summer. I usually buy them from the store when they have them in stock for a reasonable price. I wish I had my own blueberry tree but I would kill it. ;)

  8. We've thought about planting one. Or a blackberry or raspberry bush. We just have no idea where to put it!

  9. 1. I'm jealous. 2. I'm DROOLING over those waffles...

  10. They're really good! I make huge batches of waffles and freeze them for the kids to have in the morning on weekdays.

  11. I want to go berry picking but only one of my kids likes berries! so I don't know if they would all enjoy it. but the waffles look sooo good!


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