Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's Thursday-Fire Up The Grill

Celebrate July National Blueberry Month with some of these Ever Ready Blueberry specials that go well with your grilling.
Here's the berry scoop...
  • Over 200 million pounds are grown every year with Michigan and New Jersey producing 66% of all blueberries in the US. 
  • Did you know that blueberries are the second most popular berry in US and strawberries are number one? It was interesting to note that Blueberry muffins are the official muffin of Minnesota and blueberries are the official state fruit of New Jersey. 
  • Talk about healthy...a cup of blueberries is only 80 calories and it has virtually no fat! This fruit offers noteworthy nutritionally benefits with one serving get 14 mg of vitamin C and it rates near the top for antioxidant activity per serving. So enjoy the following recipes that feature "the blueberry" as the star!

Blueberry Peach Salsa
Blueberry Pie
Pork Chops with Blueberry Chipotle Sauce
Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes

After you've had your fill of blueberries sit back, relax and enjoy a reread of   
"Blueberries for Sal".  It is a children's classic picture book by Robert McCloskey and was awarded the Caldecott Honor in 1949. 
Check out today's review of this children's classic on


  1. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. I want a piece of that pie!

  2. yes it is the perfect quintessential summer dessert

  3. Thank you SO MUCH for the mention, Susan! Happy Blueberry Month!