Sunday, 21 August 2011

A Blueberry Heart

The skies have been clear, giving me an opportunity to get some laundry done.  I'm not saying its sunny, but its certainly breezy which will hasten the drying of sheets and heavy clothing. 

Whilst I was down in the garden, D prompted me to take a look at the blueberry bush and I am so glad he did, as there was a good handful of mauve and purple blueberries to pick.  I am so surprised that the tweety birdies haven't gorged on them, but that might have to do with a new cat in town.  This cat has been making itself at home in our garden and me hissing at it, or showing my teeth to it from the flat window is not much of a deterrent either.  It just struts its stuff with no care.
Anyway, back to the blueberries.  Unfortunately, there are not enough for a cake or muffins, so I will just have to enjoy the sweet and sharp bursts naturally - one by one. I am linking these berries to the Penny Worthy Project, and to the Garden to Table Challenge as the best foods are often free.


  1. Blueberries are yummy! So cool that you have them growing in your garden.

  2. A blue heart... filled with natural goodness.

    Blackberries just coming on here so hope the birds only take their fair share, as well as the chipmunks. They don't need them all now do they!!

  3. Congratulations, that looks quite a haul - or at least compared to the three we've managed to pick in the past. As you say, the birds are rather fond of them. Savouring them one by one sounds a much better way to enjoy them than disguisded in a muffin.

    ps - I use duck eggs because they are good for baking, but they can easily be substituted for large hens eggs.

  4. The best way to taste blueberries is... juste like that ;-)
    Well, it was like this when I was a kid and I went to pick some with my auntie! So... I continue!
    Have a very nice week!

  5. I've been craving blueberries lately. I need to get some!

    We've been having a kitty visitor around our place, too. I was just about to update my blog about it.

    I like the Jesus and Mary Chain backdrop in the picture, by the way :D

  6. How exciting! I want to get a blueberry bush going at my house.

  7. I'm so jealous that you have a blueberry plant in your garden! I love them but they're just way too expensive to buy regularly :(

  8. that's amazing that you've got blueberries up there!
    On returning from Vancouver, Canada, the most disappointing thing is that we can't grow easily without a greenhouse all the stuff they can over there - berries and tomatoes being the two things I miss the most I think. It's really strange in a way as we have a similar average temperature and rainfall forecast; it's just that ours is spread over the whole year, whereas they really have a winter but then really have a full, long and sunny (guaranteed) summer. Unlike here.. : (

  9. They look excellent. I'd have dropped them into some pancakes (like 3 pancakes - that's all :-)

  10. I love blueberries, how wonderful to have them growing in the garden! Maybe you'll get enough for the muffins next year..!

  11. Thanks Lela.

    Thank you so much Gardeningbren x
    I won't have trouble finding blackberries here, they seem to be everywhere in the enough for everyone - chipumunks too, not that we have them here.

  12. Thanks Choclette.
    Still have loads growing. But as you know they ripen at different speed.

    Good to know I can sub with large hens eggs. So will certainly have a go in the future.

    Thank you LauraX.

    Thanks spécialiste de l'éphémère.

  13. Hi Amber.
    I hope your well.
    I came by earlier to read of your kitty visitor.
    Thanks its my husbands album :D

    Hi Lauren.
    My blueberry bush took a while to produce berries, the past two years have been good.
    I hope you get some oneday.

    Hi hungryhinny.
    Please don't be jealous. Its actually growing in a pot. I'd encourage you to get a couple too, that way you don't have to buy the pricey ones.

  14. Thanks Adam and Theresa.
    I agree it is amazing that I've got blueberries growing here. I would never had attempted to grow them, but I learned from someone in Edinburgh that she was succcessfully growing some in her home, so I thought if she can grow it in the East Coast, surely I can in the West coast and I have been - albeit in pots.

    I'mn sorry to read of your weather climate and hope that you can grow something to cheer you up : )

    Thanks Dan.
    I think it may be pancakes with the next lot :)
    As they were pretty sharp au naturale.

    Thanks offmotorway.
    Yes I'm pretty lucky to finally get some blueberries off my blueberry bush, it certainly has been worth the wait!

  15. mmm, I love blueberries!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

  16. Thank you for repaying the compliment Gina.

  17. a perfect way to enjoy them!! :)

  18. Thanks Wendy.
    Picked a few more this weekend :)


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