Thursday, June 30, 2011


“You ought to have seen what I saw on my way
To the village, through Mortenson's pasture to-day:
Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb,
Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum
In the cavernous pail of the first one to come!
And all ripe together, not some of them green
And some of them ripe! You ought to have seen!..."

~Robert Frost 

We planted blueberry
bushes about 16 years
ago and  then several more
bushes last year. My rows
are not named like the
place  Amanda and her 
beautiful family picked
berries, but that is going
to change!  Since our
spring and now our 
summer have been so hot
and dry, the bushes are
just now starting to
produce. We are picking
about two gallons of
fruit a day. Quite a few
berries are eaten right off
the bushes and many more
are put in the freezer to
be enjoyed later in smoothies,
piessalads. Still other 
berries are mixed in yogurt
and baked in muffins and
quite a few are given away 
to anyone who crosses my 
path. I think part of the fun
of growing my own food is to
share with others.  
What are you growing this
Clover's Blueberry Muffins

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare muffin pan with paper liners or grease and flour pan.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together; set aside (reserve 2 tablespoons - see tip below)
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add mik, vanilla and lemon juice; mix.  Add flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in blueberries.
Fill muffin pans 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Tip: Dust blueberries with 2 tablespoons of reserved flour mixture.  This helps keep the blueberries from rising to the top of the muffins


  1. Yummy recipe and great pictures.

  2. I showed Chase your wonderful blueberry pictures (he would love if we grew blueberries) and says they're all yummy looking. I have to agree with him :)

  3. How nice to have a blueberry patch your started yourself. The photos are amazing! I love the one with the little hand and one berry.

  4. Ooh yummy!! must try your muffin recipe this summer

  5. We have 2 bushes that we planted years ago. In the past 2 years they have finally started to take off. Not many get brought inside as my boys eat them as fast as they ripen. Yours look great!

  6. So many berries! The bushes look so bountiful...16 years! That's a long time to wait and an exercise in delayed gratification.

  7. Oh wow, how wonderful to have so many blueberries!! We have to drive about 20 min to go to our blueberry picking farm, but the blueberries disappear in a matter of 2 days. How I would love some in my back yard!! Thanks for the recipe, blueberry muffins are a favorite around here.

  8. Mmmmmm...2 quarts of blueberries a day!! Heaven. Mine one bush didn't make it this year...not enough sun or water, I think :-(. Thanks for the amazing recipe! Can't wait to try it when berry season hits up here!

  9. I'v never picked blueberries, but I would love, love, love to! I adore eating them, all ways. Yum, yum. Your granddaughter is precious!

  10. yay! blueberries! and i love that you're going to name your rows - it's just something a little magical for the kids ;-)

  11. Blueberries don't grow in these here parts but I sure do love to eat 'em. I wish I lived closer so you could share them with ME!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  13. what a lovely day! I've got just 3 lowbush blueberries (very Maine) so I end up going out to pick for freezing too. Thanks for the muffin recipe, I'll check it out for sure! I have one that I make with oats if you are interested.

  14. Thank you, thank you for this recipe!! I have a gazillion blueberries and need to do something with them quick! I will be making these muffins this weekend!!

  15. Wow, what a nice bounty of blueberries you have. Your blueberry muffins sound delicious.

    I can't grow anything on my patio because of the squirrels, but my fuschia is looking nice and healthy.

    I love the photo of the one blueberry in the palm of a hand. Is that your granddaughter's hand?

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

    Not sure why, but Google thinks I am anonymous. This is Stacy from

  16. Yum! Your blueberries look so good, and so does your recipe! I will be using it when our blueberries are ripe, whenever that may be! Your granddaughter is so beautiful-I bet it is nice to have a little blueberry picking companion!

  17. I wish I was crossing your path! Blueberries are my favourite berry. They look amazing - and I'll have to give the muffin recipe a try!

  18. YAY! I am SO making these muffins tomorrow! Thanks Tracey!

  19. i'm amazed! you're going to have tons and tons of blueberries! i wish i could swing by and pick a few :)