These Blueberry Lemon Crumb Muffins make it OK to have a “crumby” day. Loaded with juicy blueberries and the perfect hint of lemon. And those crumbs? I dare you not to pick them off!
Recently, friends of ours headed off on a summer adventure. They’re spending the next few weeks RVing across the Midwest and western parts of our country. They’ll be visiting places like The Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and The Arches (to name a few). They’ll be making some serious family memories.
Before leaving, my friend, who is an amazing gardener, told me that I should take the liberty of visiting their garden to pick whatever is growing while they are gone. Well, you know what’s growing? Blueberries. Nice, plump blues.
With July just around the corner, my food thoughts begin to turn to fresh blueberries. We are fortunate to live in an area that is brimming with fresh produce, farmers markets, and pick-your-own farms. One of our favorite stops is a local, organic blueberry farm. Not only is the price amazing, but the blueberries, picked fresh from the bush, are amazing as well.
Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. Around this time of year, when the winter weather begins to subside (hopefully) and the warmer days of spring emerge, I begin to think about blueberries and look forward to July. July in Jersey is prime time blueberry picking. There is nothing quite like fresh, ripe blueberries plucked right from bush. They are simply amazing
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I have found that getting my children out of bed in the morning, on time, is made far easier when the smell of pancakes is in the air. I’ve developed this little game of sorts. I’m not sure that the boys have picked up on my real motivation for this game. The game begins when I walk upstairs in the hallway and announce to the still sleeping crew that the first person out of bed, dressed, and downstairs will receive a piping hot dish of homemade pancakes. Then, I walk away. Very simple. Takes no advanced planning.