The best “local” experience we had, when we all went ‘Blueberry’ picking.It was a day in August,it was overcast and cold. We found out from our neighbour,this would be a fabulous day for blueberry picking.The best spot to find a lot of blueberries will be near the old railway tracks.
We all dressed up in our casual clothes,took a few buckets and set off for berry picking. At first we could not find the spot,soon one of my daughters saw some people, busy doing something,we were not sure what they were doing .We decided to follow them.To our surprise they were picking berries,we were thrilled,we went slightly away from them.There were tons of blueberries.We started picking them as fast as we could.Soon we filled all our buckets.We carried the buckets and loaded them in the trunk of the car and came home.
When we reached home we realized we had picked too many. I used some of the berries to make a batch of muffins for us.
Recipe for Blueberry Muffins:
1. one and three quarter cup all-purpose flour
2.one-fourth cup sugar
3.two and a half tablespoon -baking powder
4.three-fourth teaspoon –salt
5.1 well beaten egg
6.three-fourth cup milk
7. half-cup salad oil
8. 1 cup fresh blueberries
Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl; make well in the center.Combine egg,milk,and salad oil.Add all at once to dry ingredients, add the cup of blueberries,gently stir until the dry ingredients are moistened,use a serving spoon to stir. Make sure the batter is not beaten till smooth,this is to avoid muffins from becoming tough.
Fill greased muffin pans with batter,it should only be two-thirds full.You can also use paper bake cups.Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes or less if your oven is hotter. The muffins should be golden in colour. It will make about a dozen muffins.
We froze the rest of the blueberries and planned to give some to friends and neighbours.