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July 15, 2008

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Peter

These parfaits are pretty, and a nice departure from super-sweet desserts. I'd be glad to help you unload your extra blueberries.

Patricia Scarpin

Ann, this is a magnificent entry!
Not until very recently one could find blueberries here in Brazil and the minute I saw them in the grocery store I bought a box... :)
I like using them in baked goods, but they are by far my least favorite kind of berry.

Ben

Hmm, so pretty and yummy! Blueberries are my favorite berries, or maybe strawberries, it's so hard to pick just one. I must try this parfaits.

Jack

I'll tell you what to do with the latest batch. EXACTLY THE SAME THING! :-)

brilynn

I like eating frozen blueberries with maple syrup and yogurt!

adele

Freeze the blueberries and bake blueberry scones, to eat with strawberry jam. :)

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver

Send them to me! =D

That's funny, I have the same response to raspberries (as you do to blueberies), and my sister to strawberries.

To each her own [berry]!

=)

Inf

Those look yummy -- as for what to do with the rest, I had a salad with blueberries, goat cheese, red onion and honey mustard dressing that was excellent. The creamy cheese really offset the blueberries quite nicely. They aren't my favorite either -- unless you're making pancakes!

MyKitchenInHalfCups

Favorite implies only one so I can't say they are my very favorite BUT if they're in front of me, I'll eat them like candy! Your cream and blueberries are wonderful.

Sophie

These parfaits looks delicious!

I just had an awesome spinach salad with blueberries, sliced strawberries, crumbled goat cheese, walnut, and avocado. Mmmm!

I have some blueberries left over and I might make the low-cal version of these parfaits with cool-whip :)

Susan from Food Blogga

This is a splendid entry, Ann-- delicious and ingenious. I'm with you, blueberries usually came after strawberries and raspberries in my house.

You know how they say distance makes the heart grow fonder? Well, New England (where I grew up) reigns supreme when it comes to blueberries, unlike CA. So now that I can't find plump, sweet blueberries very easily, it seems I'm craving them more and more! Thanks for your participation.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)

I feel the same way about blueberries -- like them, don't crave them. But they are so loaded with anti-oxidants that I'm really trying to eat them more often this summer. And they always look so good at the farmers' market.

Johanna

I feel a bit the same way about blueberries - I value them more for the deep blue-purple colour than for their flavour but I hav discovered I like them in a smoothie. Love your no-cook solution

Sweet Tooth

Hah! There I was, a mere minute ago, trying to find out what the next theme of SHF would be. Then I gave up, jumped on tastespotting and here we are. Thanks for submitting a picture great enough for me to click through to your blog. I did not come here for SHF, but now have two things - the info on how to make those parfaits and the next theme.

Thank you,

Alexandra

Psychgrad

I find that flavourful blueberries are hard to come by. But when that window of blueberry season opens, I'm in heaven. Great submission!

michelle

I'd take your box of blueberries off your hands! I'm not big on the concentrated flavors either...my favorite is just to add them, raw and whole, to cereal. You could try dehydrating them and adding them to your own homemade granola perhaps? (I just made a batch with dried blueberries last night and while it concentrates their sweetness it was perfect mixed with everything else. Your parfaits look scrumptious and I love the non-ice cream mix idea!

Zenchef

1/2 moist, plump vanilla bean
3/4 pound blueberries
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
Grated zest of 1/4 lemon
Vanilla ice cream, homemade or good-quality store bought

Put the blueberries, water, sugar, vanilla pulp, and lemon zest in a saute pan over medium heat, stirring often but gently, until the berries start to release their juices. Pull the pan from the heat. Divide the berries among 4 bowls. Top with ice cream and serve immediately. Doesn't sound like much but it's incredible. Let me know what you think if you try it. :-)

grace

very nice contribution to shf. i personally could eat a pint of blueberries with no accompaniments, but i certainly wouldn't mind a hearty helping of this either. google is indeed a lifeline. :)

giz

What a beautiful submission - but you didn't have to make 2 for me - I would have been really okay with just one.

Manggy

Those look gorgeous! (and quite, uh, American! Hee hee-- just top with more blueberries.) If you ever come across more (unwanted! gasp!) blueberries, may I interest you in a Blueberry Cheesecake Millefeuille? :)

Deborah

Blueberries wouldn't be my favorite berry, either, although I do love them in things covered in sugar. This sounds like a great way to use them up!

Tartelette

What a great way to use all those blueberries! Love it! I have a few pounds in the freezer also thanks to MIL who goes blueberry picking a lot right now. I just can't use them fast enough!!

katy

i LOVE blueberries -- my problem is that it's hard to cook with them because i love eating them plain so much! but these sound phenomenal!

Candice

I can see why blueberries are not your favourite. I don't like the larger, cultivated berries but I love the smaller, wild kind. This recipe is a great idea to use up either kind, though.

Alexa

This looks like a lovely dessert. I love all berries but I have to say you dealt with this dilemma perfectly!

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