10 Reasons We Love Blueberries
Star-News (Wilmington, NC)
June 09--10. Ink
Blueberry ink doesn't last forever. But if you want to do something creative with a child, it's a fun way to spend some time.
9. Blueberry beer
Manly men feel they must snub their noses at fruity beers. But Wild Blue, at 8 percent alcohol, has some potency.
8. They're everywhere
Blueberries thrive in North America, all the way from Florida to Canada.
7. Frozen blueberries
Want a wholesome, satisfying sweet snack? Freeze some blueberries and eat them by the handful.
If you read health magazines, you know that blueberries are classified as a super-food.
If you're out of syrup, add some blueberries to
the batter. No syrup needed.
In studies, aging rats on a blueberry extract diet showed improved balance, coordination and short-term memory.
Burgaw isn't the only town that reveres the blueberry. There are festivals in Poplarville, Miss.; Alma, Ga.; Nacogdoches, Texas, and Austerlitz, N.Y., to name a few.
My family never picked blueberries, but a pint of fresh blueberries still reminds me of climbing through a briar patch with a bucket to harvest some wild raspberries or blackberries with my dad.
And the No. 1 reason we love blueberries...
Cobbler: It's the finest of the cobblers, and I've yet to taste a cobbler I didn't love.
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