Monday, June 7, 2010
Boy, it feels good finishing up finals!! In general, it feels good to finish any test. My Sociology Final went pretty well. As usual, there were the tricky questions but I think I did alright. I personally thought that the blueberries worked their magic on my brain. haha. Now time for this post.
Well, the past two posts have been about blueberries. This one is no different! What I forgot to tell you guys before was that the blueberries I got came from Costco. We all know that when you go to Costco, you buy things in BULK. So, the past two recipes/blog posts weren't able to use up all the blueberries. Finally, this recipe for Blueberry Sauce by Ina Garten (Surprise, Surprise. It's Ina again! haha) was able to use them all up and I have a little plan for it later. This recipe was extremely simple. You can do it in your sleep!! It's only sugar, blueberries and water. How easy is that? You just throw everything in a pot and let it cook (I actually used regular sugar and about 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract for this recipe in place of the vanilla sugar). Once cooked, I strained it, and let the sauce cool before refrigerating/freezing. The sauce had a nice tangy sweetness with flavors of blueberries and vanilla. Simple and delicious. After it cooled, I froze this sauce. You'll just have to wait and see where I'm going to use it! Here's the recipe!
Blueberry Sauce (Makes about 1 cup)
1 1/2 pints fresh blueberries, rinsed
1 cup vanilla sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Combine the blueberries and vanilla sugar in a large heavy saucepan. Add 1 cup water and the lemon juice and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken.
Remove from the heat and strain through a fine sieve. Cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate.
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