20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Blueberries, Blueberries, Blueberries

A friend recently asked if I'd gotten any blueberries yet, and I realized I needed to act fast--before the season ended. So, Friday morning I asked John to take me blueberry picking. Even though I'm willing to bet a gazillion dollars he would rather have gone kayaking, he took me to Rooster Rock. 

It's an easy ten-minute walk in from where we parked the van on Stanrock Road, and I snapped this shot along the hike in. The view is always spectacular (even if my photography skills are somewhat lacking).

With all the rain we've had this summer the blueberries are plentiful, plump and delicious.

We picked for an hour or so on both Friday and Saturday mornings, and in that short time we had enough berries to fill this colander twice. 

Sunday morning they tasted lovely on pancakes, and this evening I tossed in a handful on our dinner salad. Yum!

Here's the recipe for the pancakes. It's easy, fool proof and always delicious whether you eat them plain, or with whatever fruit you have on hand.

Strawberries are just as wonderful as blueberries!

My Favourite Scratch Pancake Recipe:

1 egg
1 cup buttermilk 
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

In bowl beat egg, then add remaining ingredients in order listed and mix. I use a fork, but a rotary beater will work as well. Makes ten 4-inch pancakes. 

Note: 1 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar can be used in place of the buttermilk. I make a single batch, and freeze the leftovers in packs of two. On those days when I want something quick and tasty...without the fuss of cooking, these pancakes hit the spot. Just microwave pancakes on high for 1 minute. Easy peasy and yummy!

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  1. Oh that looks delicious!!! Wild blueberries are the best and chucked full of antioxidants - so healthy. Yum!

    1. I've used that pancake recipe for 30+ years, Rosella, and never found a reason to look for another because this one always does the trick. As for the blueberries, oh yeah, they are wonderful. I'm SO glad we went picking this year. It would've been a shame to miss out. :)

  2. Awesome!! Thanks for sharing Diane!! Another reason we love it up here - WILD BLUEBERRIES!!!! We've picked some already and they were yummy. Will be doing that walk to Rooster Rock soon! Thanks also for sharing the pancake recipe. hugs, Mark & Alan