Blueberries, one of the healthiest
foods on the planet.
Rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
So why not freeze them when they
are in season to enjoy year around.
The blueberry season here is
It is better to wash blueberries after they are frozen,
when you take them out of the freezer to use.
Washing before freezing can make their skins tough.
Before freezing make sure your berries are dry.
You don't want them to freeze in one large clump.
If mine are wet, I use Scott Towel to dry them.
Pick them over to remove any stems etc.
Spread them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer 3-4 hrs. or overnight.
When they are frozen, remove from tray and put them in
freezer bags. Vacuum bags are great.
Plastic containers or glass jars are good also.
I use Glad Freezer Bags, Medium, available at the Dollarstore.
To prevent drying or freezer burn, I put a straw in the bag and suck air out before closing the bag.
Place them back in the freezer to enjoy in the Winter.
Great for pies, jams, pancakes, muffins, cereal toppers, etc.
Wild blueberries are available in my region.
Check out some of my recipes: click on the name.
and these fibre filled
Here in Québec, Eastern Canada, wild blueberries are
harvested on two types of land;
forests and developed blueberry fields.
Forest harvesting is done in areas where logging
or forest fires have occurred.
As for blueberry fields, they are developed on sites
where blueberries grow naturally.
Wild Blueberries are sold in most frozen section of
We are fortunate to have them growing in our forests
here in the Gaspé.
Thanks for your visit xo