Friday, August 28, 2009


The following was originally posted on Wordpress on August 28, 2009:

Sometime last month I drove up I-84 to the Paupack Berry Farm to pick some blueberries.

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Despite looking beautiful, the berries this year were slightly bitter. But it was a hot and sunny day and I was glad I went.

After getting a bucket to fill, I had to cross a small wooden bridge that runs over a creek.

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The berry field is in the middle of the woods.

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The bushes are planted in rows and each row has a different variety of berry. The ground is very wet and even swampy in some areas.

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But thinking of blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes and blueberry smoothies kept me going!

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I took a slow walk back to the stand to pay for the berries.

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One of the great things about blueberries is that they are so easy to store. Just pop them in the freezer in baggies and take them out a few minutes before adding them to recipes.  One delicious recipe for blueberry muffins that I can recommend is over at All Recipes called To Die For Blueberry Muffins. Yummy!

After getting home and changing my shoes and socks, I found that some of the flower seeds I'd thrown in the pots on the back porch had bloomed. Since my thumb is definitely not green, this was a big accomplishment for me!

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The end.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Amusing, interesting and captivating blog posts coming soon!