I got a bit of a late start on the berrying compared to last year but I've now been blueberry picking twice and blackberry picking once in the neighborhood. Through the circle of moms I nanny for, I found out about this wonderful little berry farm up near Brush Prairie, WA, and when I went picking on Thursday, organic blueberries the size of your head were $5 a pail, which holds about 6 lbs! As you can see, I went to town! And this was just one trip.
I'm planning another post featuring some of the foods I've made from the berries and my garden this year but for now, here are some blueberry pancakes using the gluten-free Buckwheat Pancake recipe from Vegan Brunch. Served with homemade blueberry maple syrup and Lightlife sausage links. The sausages were so-so at best, but these pancakes are really good. We've made them 4 times so far and my husband has asked for them, which is unusual. Yesterday I made a double batch with silver-dollar size, and this morning I had them for breakfast as little sandwiches with almond butter and homemade blueberry jam.
ETA: Blackberry Muffin used the Strawberry Love Muffins from My Sweet Vegan