Now that you got your berries, what do you do with them?

How to store blueberries:
Do not wash the blueberries.  This will hasten their deterioration.  Instead, store the unwashed berries in a shallow container (do not stack the berries too deep or they will get crushed) with the lid on but not sealed.  In the fridge, the berries should last for about one week.  

How to refresh blueberries:
If your blueberries have been sitting in the fridge for a little too long, there is still away to extend the life of your blueberries.  First sort through the berries, remove wrinkly, squished, or moldy berries.  Place the berries in a salad spinner that is lined with several layers of paper towels.  Carefully rinse the berries, then spin the berries to remove the excess water.  Move the berries to a container lined with another paper towel and put the lid on the container, but do not fully seal the container (air should be allowed to flow into the container).  Keep the berries refrigerated.

How to freeze blueberries:
Freezing blueberries is a prefect way to save the berries to enjoy year round. To freeze berries, simply seal the berries (do not wash them) in a freezer storage bag and lay the bag flat in the freezer (do not stack anything on the berries or else you will get freezer jam). The berries will last up to one year in the freezer and are still good in a lot of recipes or perfect as a frozen treat.

You can also can or dry blueberries.

Of course, there is a multitude of ways to have them for breakfast, dessert, or as a side dish. Below are a few recipes.  

Soups

#27 Blueberry Soup
Chilled Blueberry Soup
Chilled Blueberry Soup 2
Blueberry Beet Borscht

Salads

Hazelnut-Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette
Spinach Salad with Berries
Blueberry and Gorgonzola Salad
Summer Salad
Blues Salad
Very Berry Salad
Blueberry, Mango, and Ginger Salad
#12 Red, White, and Blueberry Salad
#13 Blueberry and Toasted Pecan Salad
#23 Lemon Blueberry Chicken Salad

Main Dishes

Blueberry Chutney-Glazed Duck Breast
Grilled Chicken with Blueberry Salsa
#14 Blueberry and Onion Sauced Pork Tenderloin
#22 Chicken Breast with Blueberry Sauce
#29 Salmon with Blueberries
#34 Venison Chops with Blueberries

Desserts

#10 Blueberry Pandowdy
Blueberry Cobbler
Debbie Gruner's Blueberry Cobbler
#26 Diane Dunn's Blueberry Cobbler
Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler
#11 Blueberry Cobbler
Best Picked Cobbler
Blueberry Crumble from the Grill
Blueberry Pecan Crumble
Blueberry Grunt
Blueberry Slump
Pear and Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Peach Pie
Chellis Jensen's Blueberry Peach Pie
Mama's Blueberry Sour Cream Pie
Blueberry Streusel Pie
Fresh Berry Pie
#2 Blueberry Pie
#3 Deep Dish Blueberry Pie
#28 Killer Blueberry Pie
Blueberry Pie
Blueberry Pie 2
Cook's Illustrated Blueberry Pie
Amber's Blueberry Cream Pie

Blueberry Brown Butter Tart
Blueberry Maple Mascarpone Tart

Cook's Illustrated Blueberry BuckleBlueberry Gateau
Whole Wheat Chocolate Blueberry Cake
Blueberry Cupcakes
Cook's Illustrated Blueberry Buckle
#8 Blueberry Buckle
Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake
Blueberry Swirl Cake
Blueberry Upside Down Cake
Lemon Berry Tiramisu
Peach and Blueberry with Cardamom Shortcakes

Blueberry Cheesecake
#21 Blueberry Cheesecake

#5 Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Blueberry Lemon Squares
#19 Blueberry Drop Cookies
#20 Blueberry Pudding

Summer Pudding
#31 Fresh Blueberry Sauce over Papaya
#36 Blueberry Empanadas

Breads/Pastries/Muffins

Blueberry Orange Loaf
Blueberry SconesBlueberry Nut Loaf
Blueberry Oatmeal Bread
#32 Blueberry Banana Bread
Glazed Blueberry Pound Cake
Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Linda Richards' Muffins
#7 Blueberry Muffins
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry Lemon Corn Muffins
Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Multigrain Blueberry Pancakes
Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes
Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes
Blueberry Hotcakes
#9 Blueberry Waffles

Challah French Toast with Berry Sauce
Glazed Blueberry Breakfast Rolls

#4 Blueberry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Blueberry Cornmeal Scones
Baking Illustrated's Cakey Blueberry Scone

Breakfast Bread Pudding

#6 Blueberry Turnover
Blueberry Turnover

Condiments

Best-Ever Blueberry Sauce
#1 Double Blueberry Sauce
Fruit Syrup
Blueberry Syrup
Blueberry Vinaigrette
#33 Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar
Blueberry Corn Relish
Blueberry Chutney
#35 Blueberry Chutney
Blueberry Lavender Jam
#18 Freezer Jam

Other

Blueberry Lemonade
#15 Blueberry Lemonade
#16 Blueberry Peach Float
#17 Tutti Frutti Smoothie
Blueberry Peach Float
#25 Zeiger Blueberry Smoothie
Blueberry Smoothies
#30 Blueberry Chamomile Tea
Berry Sorbet
Fruit Leather
#24 Edible Eyeballs

We are still adding to the collection so check back for more recipe ideas.

If you would like to share your blueberry recipe and have it posted on the web site, please send your recipe to farmer@linboblueberries.com. We will post your name with the recipe.

Linbo Blueberry Farm
1201 South Fruitland, Puyallup, WA 98371
www.linboblueberries.com

page updated: 8/7/13