Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Hurricanes

August 30, 2012

Hope everyone made it through Hurricane Isaac OK. Time to celebrate with some good food, Blueberry style: bit.ly/tRr7Pg

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Wild Blueberries may help reduce memory loss…

July 16, 2012

… and something else (I forget).

Released February 28, 2012

Could the antioxidants in Wild Blueberries help protect your brain against memory loss? Today, a growing body of research is focused on the potential of this tasty little superfruit to confer a wide range of possible brain health benefits. Areas of study include memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive impairment—areas of intense interest to the millions of baby boomers who are now reaching retirement age.

Wild Blueberry researchers began seeing positive results with in-vitro and animal studies more than a decade ago and are now conducting human clinical trials to investigate the impacts of a diet rich in this recognized antioxidant powerhouse.

–continued on MaineBusiness.com, http://mainebusiness.mainetoday.com/newsdirect/release.html?id=10892 

Blueberries Serve as Healthful Snack (Video)

May 25, 2012

Maybe one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthfully. Growing your own fruit can help you toward that end. In this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains now is a great time to plant blueberry bushes – which produce some of the most healthful fruit around. (Runtime: 1:49)

 http://bit.ly/KpjqWP

Little Blue Dynamos

May 14, 2012

Great place to learn about Blueberry recipes, health benefits,  production, etc.

Little Blue Dynamos on Facebook: on.fb.me/KGQn1v

Gulf Coast Blueberry Steaks

May 1, 2012

Ingredients

2 Filet Mignon
2 oz. brandy
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup blueberries
3 tablespoons cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Cinnamon

Directions

Coat steaks with cinnamon on both sides.
In a skillet that has been heated to medium high, melt 2 tablespoons butter.
Place the steaks in the skillet and cook on each side for 6 minutes for medium, or until as done as you like.
If you need the other 2 tablespoons of butter, use them.
Add the blueberries and brandy and flame until the brandy is gone.
Remove the steaks and keep warm.
Blend in the cream and allow to thicken, stirring constantly to deglaze the pan.
Salt and pepper to taste and place on the steaks.

Serve at once.

Note: This dish is delicious with an avocado and tomato tossed salad with a well seasoned vinegarette and Gruyere potatoes. A fresh blueberry pie, chocolate lover’s blueberry pie, or blue and gold cake would finish the blueberry theme nicely.

Recipe from Thomas and Ramona Avant

From eXtension.org

Enjoy Louisiana Blueberries

April 19, 2012

Fresh, locally grown rabbiteye blueberries are available from early May through mid-June in South Louisiana and from early June through mid-July in North Louisiana.

Blueberries are nature’s No. 1 source of antioxidants among more than 50 fresh fruits and vegetables tested by the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.

The deep blue color of blueberries is from pigments, called anthocyanins that act as antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect cells against damage by free radicals that form in the body. Uncontrolled free radical formation can cause cell damage that may lead to cancer, heart disease, inflammation and other health problems.

Blueberries are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. One-half cup of blueberries has only 42 calories.

Fresh, locally grown rabbiteye blueberries are available from early May through mid-June in South Louisiana and from early June through mid-July in North Louisiana. Blueberries from other sections of the country are plentiful in supermarkets in July and August.

Read more of Enjoy Louisiana Blueberries from the LSU AgCenter: http://bit.ly/JiIjAo Click on pdf at bottom for recipes!

“Blueberry Book”

April 14, 2012

“Blueberry Book” – 155 chapters on Blueberry Production freely available at: http://bit.ly/IWGCLP

155 articles tagged with “Blueberry Production” are currently available for free at eXtension.org. All of these articles were written and reviewed experts in the field. Any private or professional, backyard grower or big time farmer will find this information immensely important for blueberry selection, growth, and maintenance.

Funded by grants from the U.S. government. Learn and Enjoy.

Fun summer activities for kids

March 29, 2012

Spring and summer are the time to get outdoors and enjoy the world. Here are some fun summer activities with kids that teach them about organic gardening, nutrition, conservation, and more:

 

Blueberry Youth: http://bit.ly/nc2VcP

Organic Blueberry Salads?

March 28, 2012

Yes, they really do exist, and they really are good. Surprise friends and family with this and other blueberry recipes: http://bit.ly/tRr7Pg

Never learned to read?

March 13, 2012

That’s OK!

Want to watch something educational over lunch? We’ve got it!

Need new facts to wow the ladies with at the bar tonight? Look no further!

Here are some great videos on blueberry cultivation: http://bit.ly/ymNb0l

Everything you need to know from testing the soil to baking a pie!