Great Big Sea – Berry Pickin’ Time

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Purely Pure Purity Products!

Purity Factories here in the province have been producing a variety of foods such as biscuits, old fashioned candies, and hard bread since 1923. They have branded their company with the slogan: A Tradition of Quality and Taste. You can find this chain across the island as well as in specialty stores across the country. Many of their products use NL blueberries including their cookies, jams, and syrups. The following link will transfer you to Purity Factory’s official website where you can explore their range of unique and yummy items.

http://www.purity.nf.ca/spreads.html

You Guessed It!

Not only does this Canadian island brew it’s own variety of beer, we make our blueberry wine too. There are several locations that adapt this natural resource to produce several kosher wines. This link will direct you to one particular winery located 50 kilometers west of the capital city. Rodrigues Winery began with the intent to produce blueberry wines in 1993. The site is now producing 17,000 cases annually as last recorded in 2004. Click the link below to learn more about the history of this winery and the locations where you can purchase a bottle for yourself or any wine lover!

http://www.winesofcanada.com/nfld.html

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No Bake BLUEBERRY Cheesecake!

One recipe that will become your new best friend! This link will bring you to a tasty and affordable dessert that will quickly become a family favorite. Saving you time and money, this fast, no bake dessert will please any cheesecake lover. Try this same method with your own local berries if you can’t make it to Newfoundland and Labrador.

http://edyeinnewfoundland.blogspot.ca/2013/09/no-bake-blueberry-cheesecake.html?m=1

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Jigs and Blues!

One thing that comes to many Newfoundlander and Labradorin’s mind when they think of home is Jigg’s Dinner. This is a favorite meal among them all, however, the recipes and methods involved in the preparation vary enormously! How does this relate to a blog all about blueberries? Many of these dinners include a scrumptious blueberry pudding. Take a better look at one method used to prepare the whole meal by clicking the attached link below.

http://myfoodinfatuation.blogspot.ca/2012/05/newfoundland-jigs-dinner.html?m=1

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Keep your Berries!

Have you ever bottled your jam? If not, then you will find this website very useful. It’s one thing to gather your berries, but preserving them can become tricky, especially if you ask your circle of experienced friends. There are various techniques that people use to bottle any ingredient. Some of these have been passed down from earlier generations, while others may be based on pure experience. This comes down to pure customs. Here is a link that can help you if you are a beginner. It provides a step-by-step process to ensure you have properly preserved your blueberries. If you have anything to add to this entry please feel free to leave a comment in the box below!

 

http://foodinjars.com/2009/08/blueberry-jam/

” Oh! My Achin Back!”

Here is an interesting link that highlights the areas where you can find blueberries in Newfoundland and Labrador. This website reveals how to locate blueberries by scoping out the usual surrounding plants and shrubs. It also presents several interesting pages that elaborate on the other intriguing things you can find here in the province. Also, note the captivating photos taken by  Leona Ottenheimer that are featured on the webpage. Click the link below to find out more!

http://www.coastalsafari.com/FLOWERS.htm