I’m in blueberry heaven! Finally, the price of blueberries is at a reasonable low (well, could be lower), but, I’ll take it and run. You see, a few months ago, these super, tiny blue/black specimens were more than double the present price. They are available year round; however, thanks to the seemingly glut on the market here in South Florida, prices are competitive. Reports are that there’s a bumper crop this year.

I was ‘over the moon’ with my fine. It was a “BOGO”(buy one, get one) free in my neck of the woods. For $4.00, I was able to get two containers. Generally, I would have to dole out more dollars for a similar container.

In the scientific community, blueberries are considered part of the ‘super’ foods category due to the presence of flavonoids. As a result, they are said to have anticancer properties and will protect again free-radical damage within the body. I’m no scientist, but, I can attest that these berries are beneficial to my digestive system due to the high fiber content.

Therefore, while the going is good, I like to take advantage of their goodness by buying extra. I make sure to freeze and reserve for ‘rainy’ days when they are not in abundance and prices sky-rocket.

In my culinary mind, I see:

  • refreshing smoothies consisting of the sweet purple flesh of blueberries and the pairing of ripe bananas and other berries
  • baked goods like pies, muffins, breads, and tarts
  • fluffy crepes and pancakes with blueberry syrup slathered all over
  • a cool and healthy snack

I’m super-happy!



Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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