Friday, July 2, 2010

Food Photo Friday - The Season's Bounty

Some of the nicest family memories that I have, are of blueberry picking with the kids. They looked so cute with the little pails hanging from cords around their necks, picking berries from bushes created to be the perfect height for little ones - one berry in the bucket - two in the mouth - one in the bucket - two in the mouth.... (of course the car crash with the huge Tupperware of freshly picked berries in the trunk that the kind policeman salvaged from the wreck for our tearful children is a whole other story...)

My blueberry muffin recipe is actually on the healthier side and it's so simple that it doesn't even require dragging out the mixer. It was given to me by the kindly old proprietor of the pick-your-own farm.

Blueberry Oat Muffins

1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
3 Tablespoons oil
3/4 cup milk -- or parve milk
1 cup blueberries

Mix together all dry ingredients. Add eggs, oil, parve milk and blueberries. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes.

If you've never gone picking with your family, I highly recommend it. If you live in the New York area, and don't know where to begin, this is a good place to start.

UPDATE 7/4/10:
It appears that Iceberg Carwash and some others have taken me up on my suggestion. Send in your photos and stories people and I'll try to share them.


daughtersintheparsha said...

I'm droolin

have you tried it substituting with whole wheat flour?

G6 said...

The oats are "whole grain" enough for me...
But you bring to mind the following story:
This is Heaven This 85-year-old couple, having been married almost 60 years, had died in a car crash. They had been in good health the last ten years, mainly due to her interest in health food and exercise.

When they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter took them to their mansion, which was decked out with a beautiful kitchen and master bath suite and Jacuzzi. As they "ooohed and aaahed" the old man asked Peter how much all this was going to cost.
"It's free," Peter replied, "this is Heaven."
Next they went out back to see the championship golf course that the home backed up to. They would have golfing privileges everyday and each week the course changed to a new one representing the great golf courses on earth.
The old man asked, "What are the green fees?"
Peter's reply, "This is heaven, you play for free."
Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch with the cuisines of the world laid out.
"How much to eat?" asked the old man.
"Don't you understand yet? This is heaven, it is free!" Peter replied.
"Well, where are the low fat and low cholesterol foods?" the old man asked timidly. "That's the best can eat as much as you like of whatever you like and you never get fat and you never get sick. This is Heaven."
The old man looked at his wife and said, "You and your bran muffins. I could have been here ten years ago!

tembow said...

Have you ever read the kids book Blueberries for Sal? What you wrote about the kids eating and picking berries reminded me of it.