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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Oh, my! Pie! Pie! Pie!

My! My! My! It's Pie! Pie! Pie! Not just any pie but this pie is filled with blueberries, or star berries as the Native Americans called them. The humble blueberry is one of few blue foods, one of nature’s super foods, and one that is native to the Americas. The state of Maine is the larger producer of blueberries in the world with more than 60,000 acres being farmed. In the United States and Canada, harvesting season can run from early May in the warmer portions to the end of August in the northern-most area.

April 28 is...
National Blueberry Pie Day
 
http://foodaroundthetrack.com/?p=1024
OMG! That looks good!

What could be more enjoyable than a slice of, delicious, Blueberry Pie? 

http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2014/03/maine-beacons-by-sea.html
Wild Maine Blueberries in Greenfield, MA
Blueberries are packed with rich flavor, high in antioxidants, are known to improve memory function and can reduce the effects of aging. The chemicals found in blueberries may contribute to fighting diseases and prevention against certain cancers. Of course, it is widely known the blueberry pie is one of the best pies ever, second only to strawberry! It is no wonder we should have a special day, National Blueberry Pie Day, in which to celebrate and eat all the pie we want!

Americans have been enjoying blueberry pies since colonial times and there is no shortage of scrumptious recipes. Why not have your own blueberry pie celebration by making a pie, or blueberry themed dishes? As well as using traditional blueberry pie recipes, why not experiment with some new ones? Adding ricotta cheese to the filling, will add a creamy twist to the pie or adding black pepper, combined with warm spices, will give your pie a real kick! Add a little extra zing with a teaspoon of lemon zest in the pie crust dough!


Recipe of the Day...

 

Don't want to bake a whole pie?

http://carrotsncake.com/2013/08/blueberry-pie-for-one.html

 Just a click away!

How about a blueberry pie cupcake?

http://cupofsugarpinchofsalt.com/2013/08/07/blueberry-pie-cupcakes/
 Lemony Blueberry Pie Cupcake Recipe

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!