Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blueberry Pickin'


One of the highlights of our trips to Oregon is picking blackberries and making cobbler.  We look forward to it every year.  When we were there in June it was too early for the berries.  Not to worry, we knew we were going back in September.  We were certain to get some then.  Well, the plan was great.  The berries just didn't cooperate. So, on to plan B.

The Kitchen Gnome mentioned that he had always wanted to stop at the blueberry farm and if it wasn't too late in the season, we could pick blueberries.  Off we went to the nameless blueberry farm.  The sign out front just said blueberries and the time it was open.  I cannot find the name anywhere.  The packaging didn't help either.  The Blueberry Farm is on Clear Lake Road off of Hwy 101, Florence, Oregon.


Their berries are the most flavorful and plump blueberries that I have ever eaten. 


The bushes were covered with berries.  You were asked to pick your bush clean before moving on to the next bush.


Each bush had tons of berries!  It was a bumper year for blueberries.


I had to make myself stop eating the berries along the way....yummy but too many is not a good thing.


We brought a large container of berries home with us.  I could see Blueberry Cobbler in our future.


The recipe that I use for cobbler when we are at the lake is quick and easy.  The dough is mixed and goes in the bottom of the dish.  The fruit mixture is poured over the top.  The "cake" raises to the top while baking.  It is delicious.  Since I had never made a cobbler with just blueberries before I thought that it would be a good idea to lightly mash one third of the berries then add the sugar and water. I allowed the fruit mixture to sit while preparing the dough.  You will find the recipe here as I made this cobbler last year with a blackberry and blueberry mixture.



I am sending this over to Susan at A Southern Daydreamer

Thank you, Susan, for hosting Outdoor Wednesday each week!  You may wish to hop over to her blog to see the great outdoors being shared!

29 comments:

  1. Yummy! My daughter loves blueberries. I bet they are even tastier when they are picked fresh! The cobbler looks delicious!

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  2. I love blueberry picking - sadly I missed out this year. Your cobbler looks positively divine!

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  3. Oh mercy, does that cobbler look GREAT! We are in the process of moving to a rural area that is known for growing strawberries and blueberries. I'd love to go pick some fresh berries during the next growing season and try this recipe. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. Reminds me of my youth..I ate so many blueberries in Soya Smoothies this year..The best! Gorgeous cobbler..love all the signs~

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  5. Nice price, at my local store they are now 4.99 a pint!!

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  6. I love fresh blueberries and cobbler, how yummy!
    Great pics!
    Cindy

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  7. Wow, those bushes were loaded. And they taste so much better when you've picked them yourself.

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  8. Your cobbler looks delish~ I would love to blueberry pick, love that plate/sign :-)

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  9. I love blueberries and your cobbler looks yummy. Great pic's!

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  10. Blueberries are one of my favourites for pancakes, crepes, pies, etc, etc.....

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  11. I wish there was somewhere here close to pick blueberries. I eat them every morning but buy them in the market. Will have to do the cobbler thing!

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  12. Looks like you had fun picking blueberries. The reward of eating that cobbler made the day perfect I betcha.
    Joyce M

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  13. I'd like to frame one of those photos and hang in my kitchen to remind me blueberries will return again next summer!! Wonderful! Our season is long over--from mid-June to early August. The cobbler looks delicious and mashing some sounds like a good idea. I do have a freezer well stocked for the winter.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  14. After seeing so many pumpkins it's nice to see so many blueberries. Love blueberries.

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  15. How fun! Your cobbler looks wonderful!

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  16. Oh wow those blueberries look so yummy!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  17. I've picked Blueberries at the road side but never at a farm..thanks for sharing your experience.
    Mama Bear

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  18. I love fresh blueberries and your cobbler looked delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us. Denise

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  19. Glad I found your blog. That blueberry cobbler looks delicious.

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  20. Lovely. Who doesn't like blueberries? Yumm! I can see myself baking cobblers, pancakes. cupcakes. etc. Linda

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  21. That looks fun AND delicious! We are both big blueberry fans!

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  22. My husband and I love to go blue berry pickin' every year! Our freezer is loaded down right now. I think I'll have to make a blueberry cobbler now that I've seen these yummy photos! ~ Thanks for stopping by my photo blog!

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  23. Are blueberries the same as what we know here as sloes? I am never sure.
    It is good to meet you I am calling by from Italy on my first Wordless Wednesday blog hopping around the other entrants and enjoying exploring all these wonderful blogs.

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  24. I understand the love of blueberries and cobbler is a great use of them. Ours did very well this year and I really enjoy grabbing a handfull as I walk by.

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  25. What a fun thing to do! And your cobbler looks amazing! Yum...

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  26. The berries look yummy! On one of the hiking trails we live near there are blueberries adn they are sooo good - you are allowed to eat them but leave some for the bears! I have that exact plate at home too.

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  27. As kids, we used to pick huckleberries in the wild for my mom to make pies!

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  28. I'm totally jealous! Fresh blueberries are extremely expensive over here! I'm drooling over the gorgeous berries, would love some of the cobbler!

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