Today we received a very special shipment in the mail from my aunt and uncle- a huge box of freshly picked blueberries.
Their son-in-law's parents own a blueberry farm in Washington, of which they kindly share some of their luscious berries with us.
These are the biggest, sweetest blueberries I've ever tasted and we anxiously look forward to their arrival every summer. We usually freeze them and then eat them throughout the winter.
I have fond memories of picking Alaskan blueberries with my family (which are much smaller and more tart) in the the valley below our house. It's fun to now watch my own children devour them by the handful, the same way that I used to. They treat them like dessert or candy, which I fully promote since they are full of wonderful anti-oxidants and vitamins.
Besides eating them, I thought they might be fun to photograph. (Of course!) I just couldn't help myself.
Any recipe suggestions? I tend to like my fruit unadulterated but I'm willing to try something new...
And that's not even all of them!
They are so pretty. Don't you agree?