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Saffron-infused Bouillabaisse with Breadcrumb Rouille

If you had told me before our cruise that the best meal I’d enjoy the entire time would come from a camp stove in the woods, I would not have believed you. Although if you’d said that I’d struggle with spelling bouillabaisse even after typing it out nearly a dozen times, well, that I’d believe....

Blueberry Yuzu Preserves

Blueberry week overfloweth. One week has quickly become two. But who’s counting? I know I don’t have a problem with two weeks worth of blueberry recipes. Do you? I wasn’t kidding when I told you we picked a lot of blueberries… the fact that only 2 1/2 pounds of them ended up as jam though,...

Blueberry Crème Fraîche Cheesecake

Taylor is not cheesecake’s biggest fan. He says that even the best cheesecake is only a C+ dessert (whereas even a bad chocolate cake is more enjoyable in his mind). And I’ll admit that I will always turn to the chocolate desserts on restaurant menus over the cheesecake. But when I got an inkling to...

Muscovado Roasted Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry ice cream is one thing (believe me, it’s delicious!) But roasted blueberry ice cream? That’s on an entirely different wavelength altogether. There’s something about the act of roasting berries that intensifies every aspect: flavor, sweetness, aroma, color. To make it even more interesting I tossed these berries with a bit of balsamic vinegar and...

Fresh Blueberry Margaritas

Funny thing, blueberries. Because they’re really not very blue at all. On the outside their skins ripen to a reverse sunset of shades, from fuchsia to deep indigo so dark it’s almost black. Quite stunning if you really look at them up close. When crushed, blended, or mixed into something, however, that color transforms, staining...

Kitchen Basics: How to Freeze Blueberries

I hereby declare this officially unofficial blueberry week. Our lips might be stained permanently purple by the end of it. Not that that’s a problem or anything. It’s become part of our summer tradition to make the 40 minute drive outside of the city, braving the heat and the sun and the massive bugs to...