Saturday, 31 October 2015

Beautiful Blueberries

I was gifted a blueberry bush a couple of years ago and  have been lovingly tending it since. I potted it up in a large terracotta pot and positioned it where it gets the morning sun and it's been in that pot, and in that position, since. I've topped up the soil with good quality potting mix occasionally, watered the bush with seaweed extract every now and again and mulched this acid-loving blueberry with pine needles and lucerne mulch whenever needed. I pruned it once too! 

In return for my care, it is now fruiting. Plump, blue berries are ripening and they are delicious. To me, they taste a little like mulberries when I eat them straight off the bush.

A plump and juicy blueberry waiting to be gobbled up!

Frozen berries, like blueberries and raspberries, are very expensive to buy. We do have them here to use sparingly but how wonderful to have our own blueberries to top our porridge with...if they aren't gobbled up between the garden and the kitchen!

Our Breakfast Porridge

1 cup porridge oats
2 cups milk
small handful fresh or frozen blueberries
maple syrup or honey
dessicated coconut
chia seeds

1. Place the oats and porridge in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until the mixture bubbles and               thickens. (Don't let it get too dry!)
2. Spoon out portions into bowls.
3. Add a generous drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
4. Sprinkle with a teaspoon of chia seeds.
5. Sprinkle with as much dessicated coconut as you desire.
6. Top with blueberries.
7. Sit down somewhere in the morning light and enjoy this nutritious start to the day!


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