Here is my favorite, easiest, everyday way to have our frozen wild blueberries: At breakfast-time, I put about a cup of plain unsweetened yogurt (we make our own) in an empty Ball jar. I pour about a tablespoon of real maple syrup on top of that. I then pour about a cup of our frozen wild blueberries on top of that. I then pack that into my lunch bag (yes, I’ll admit, I’m the kinda guy who packs his own lunch for work). By lunchtime, the berries have thawed out to room temperature and look and taste like they were fresh. I eat this blueberry yogurt for dessert!
My wife often does something quite similar, with the addition of about a cup of granola along with the yogurt and maple syrup and blueberries —she also eats it right away, with the berries still frozen (which makes my teeth chatter…brrrrrrr!).
Here are more answers to a few more random questions:
Q: Does the Blue Hill Berry Co. offer any other types of frozen organic Maine berries besides wild blueberries? How about raspberries? Or strawberries? Or cranberries? Have you thought about offering cranberries?! And what about blackberries??!!!!
A: OK, easy now….we do not currently have other types of berries, but we would like to, and we could in the future, if you ask nicely. Feel free to make a suggestion!
Q: How would you describe the flavor of wild blueberries?
A: Most professional tasters agree with the following descriptors: "Rich wild blueberry notes open up into a broad wild blueberry aroma with a distinct wild blueberry character that resonates on the palate into a long, complex wild blueberry finish."
Q: Is it true that the Blue Hill peninsula is one of the most beautiful places to live and raise a family and grow food, other than the fact that the winters are cold and snowy, the springs are cold and rainy, and the summers are too short?
A: Yes, but thanks for asking.
Q: Was Elvis referring to your wild blueberries when he sang about having a “Blue, Blue Christmas”?
A: We like to think he was.
Here are our answers to a few random FAQ’s:
Q: What sorts of things go well with wild blueberries?
A: Our wild blueberries are best paired with one or more of the following:
+lemon, cinnamon, and nutmeg
+lime and basil, or lime and mint
+home-made yogurt and home-made granola
+a stick of butter and a half cup of real maple syrup, on pancakes
+bacon, thick-sliced raisin-bread french toast, strong coffee, and more bacon
+a spot on the couch with a good book
+a deep-belly laugh, or occasionally a good tear-laden cry
+a sincere sense of gratitude, attention, and curiosity toward all things
Q: How many berries are there in a quart?
A: There are approximately at least 562 wild blueberries in a quart, probably, I’d guess. I've actually never counted. There’s lots of them, and they’re small.
Q: Is it true that smoothies made with cultivated (high-bush) blueberries can turn an unappealing shade of grey, while smoothies made with wild (low-bush) blueberries are a bright, delicious purple color?
A: That’s what we’ve heard, though we wouldn’t know, ‘cause we make ours with wild blueberries only.
Q: Have they built a monument in Washington, D.C., in honor of the wild blueberry?
A: Not yet.