Thanks to Whole Foods and their $1.99 organic blueberry sale last Friday, I stocked up and bought 16 11oz containers! Cultivated blueberries are one of the “dirty dozen” when it comes to pesticides, but organic blueberries are very expensive. This was an amazing deal, and if only I had a deep freezer, I would have bought more!
We use blueberries every day. They go into oatmeal, and my kids both eat blueberry pancakes everyday. Normally, I buy Wyler’s frozen wild blueberries in bulk at BJ’s Wholesale throughout the year, but this one-day sale price at Whole Foods made the organic blueberries even cheaper than the bulk price for wild blueberries.
So, I froze probably about 8 containers of blueberries and we ate probably 3 containers fresh. Then, I researched several methods of dehydrating blueberries online. I tried several methods that were suggested to see which one worked best. In addition to drying blueberries, I made a Blueberry/Yogurt/Raspberry/Carrot/Mixed Greens fruit leather. It turned out wonderfully, after many attempts at fruit leathers I finally managed to create one that was just the right thickness and consistency. Click here for my recipes for dried blueberries and a blueberry fruit leather.
Blueberry Muffins -- Don't let blueberry season go by without making a batch of muffins!
Strawberry Jam -- Make it yourself in under 30 minutes!
If you missed my post yesterday, make sure to revisit it for a link for a coupon for $.50 off Driscoll’s berries.