Monday, July 16, 2012

Berry Pickin' Time in Kentucky

We recently visited friends near Lawrenceburg, KY
who have a "pick your own" berry business.
The blackberries were not ready yet.
But, the blueberries were perfect for pickin'.
Unfortunately the 101 degree temperature that day made it difficult.
We picket nearly a gallon to take home with us. 
After pickin', our friend, Leah, treated us to homemade blueberry ice cream. 
Now what to do with the delicious blueberries?
I made a blueberry sauce to serve on cheesecake
and vanilla ice cream.  The easy recipe is below.

Blueberry Sauce Recipe

2 cups fresh blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Wash and crush blueberries; add sugar, lemon juice and salt.  Mix well.  In a small saucepan, bring blueberry mixture to a boil; boil 1 minute.  Add vanilla.  Chill.
Serve over cake, cheesecake or ice cream. Enjoy! 


Sylvia said...

yum, looks so good!

Rosemary said...

It looks like you did pretty well with your blueberry pickin'! That cheesecake looks delish!

Lady Linda said...

Thanks for the recipe. Blueberries are my hubby's favorite. They are in season here in OR too. Thank God it's not 101 degrees here!

Deanna said...

Linda, These berries look delicious!!! Yumm and yumm so more. Wish I could go berry pickin' here in Kansas.
God bless and enjoy them thar berries!!! grins.

Bernideen said...

That looks so yummy Linda - can we all come over? What a wonderful experience!

Marilyn said...

I always pick a bunch of blueberries and pop in the freezer. Love using them in pancakes, muffins, and coffee cake. Yesterday I picked 6 freezer bags of marionberries. They only grow in Oregon and are delicious. I make pies and sorbet with them. They are sort of a cross between a blackberry and raspberry.

Angela McRae said...

I am lucky that my parents grow blueberries, and I use them in muffins, pancakes and just plain. Yum!


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