August is blueberry time in Nova Scotia. When I was growing up, I spent time every summer combing the woods and fields around my parents' house (and around the community generally), picking blueberries to be brought home and whipped up into pies, crumbles, muffins and pancakes. As a result, I developed a taste for wild berries - cultivated ones taste like cardboard to me. But that means I hardly ever eat blueberries anymore, since wild ones can be hard to come by in the city.
So, needless to say, I was delighted when I walked into the grocery store last night, and found they had 5 lb. boxes of wild NS blueberries for sale. Bliss! They cost $12.99 - which is cheaper than the Farmers' Market, surprisingly. I snagged a box and put them in the freezer straightaway.
We've got a number of friends coming round on Sunday for dinner. I'll definitely be making blueberry pie for dessert. Yum.