Recipes

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Refrigeration Time: 3 hours
    Servings: 8

     
    INGREDIENTS
    Pie Crust:
    • 1 pastry for a 9-inch pie crust
    • 1 egg white, or as needed
    • Raspberry Layer:
    • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Refrigeration Time: 1 hour
    Bake: 1 hour
    Cook: 3 minutes
    Servings: 8

    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 cup superfine sugar
    • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 3 egg whites
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups fresh raspberries
    • Fresh mint and whipped cream (optional)

  • This recipe makes 16 medium-sized pancakes (or 8 large waffles) 
     
    • 1 package of Santa Barbara Blueberry Pancake & Waffle Mix
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cups water
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 3 cups field fresh blueberries
  • Prep Time: ~15 minutes
    Cooking Time: ~16 minutes
    Servings: 10"x14" pizza

     

    INGREDIENTS

    1 pound pizza dough
    1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided
    1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
    4 ounces diced pancetta (can also use bacon or ham if pancetta is not available), cooked and drained
    1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
    1 cup fresh blueberries
    1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
    Freshly ground black pepper

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Set Time: 3 hours
    Cooking Time: N/A
    Servings: 8

     

    INGREDIENTS

    Berry Puree:

    • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
    • 1 cup hulled and quartered fresh ripe strawberries
    • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/4-1/2 cup sugar

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cooking Time: 5 minutes/batch
    Servings: 12 waffles

     

    INGREDIENTS

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1-2/3 cups milk
    3 eggs, separated
    1/4 cup butter, melted
    2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

  • This is a great article written by Tessa Purdon over at Food24 that describes why we should all be doing more cooking and eating food with vinegar. For most people, blueberry vinegar is new and different. We need to experiment! When a recipe or your food experiment calls for any kind of vinegar, consider blueberry vinegar instead of one of the traditional vinegars. There is no question about the health benefits, let's experiment with the taste. If you are on Facebook, post the results of your experiment on the Santa Barbara Blueberries Facebook page.

     

    - Ed
      Santa Barbara Blueberries

     

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