Did Someone Say Blueberry?

Blueberries are the leaders in antioxidants, according to the USDA.

They’re also packed with vitamin C, fiber, and manganese.  Self Magazine recommends including them in your weekly shopping list. Basically, blueberries are a powerhouse, with all those micronutrients and antioxidants.

But you know what else has antioxidants? Chocolate.

so how about some blueberry chocolate jam?

I bought a jar of blueberry chocolate jam from the Wicked Natural booth at the Coastal Wine Trail a few weeks ago. It’s made with fresh blueberries and dark chocolate from Lake Champlain. It’s reallllyyy good, more blueberry-tasting than chocolate, but it does have a deep dark chocolate finish. I only need a little dollop on top of…

blueberry bread, mmm-mmm

I recently discovered the blueberry and raspberry with lemonade bread from When Pigs Fly and I’ve been hooked on it! They use lemonade instead of water when making the bread, resulting in a sweet, dessert-like ball of carbs. I buy my bread from the Allston/Harvard Farmers Market, which I visit every other Friday or so to say hi to my friend Elizabeth. I’ve been buying a big loaf of sweet bread (and by sweet bread, I really mean bread that is sweet, and not sweetbreads as in the dish made with a young calf’s thymus gland and pancreas) then rationing it out for a couple of weeks. I tried their date and apricot bread, too, as well as the the strawberry-banana-brown sugar bread, but I like the blueberry bread the most because it’s the sweetest.

this way I can smear some blueberry chocolate jam on top of my blueberry lemonade bread and call this dessert "breakfast"

I’ve been eating fresh blueberries by the bowl too, thanks to the abundance of the little blue globes at all the farmers markets.

do antioxidants cancel out all the sugar?

I’m going to pretend it does. Besides, chocolate is healthy too.

my blueberry breakfast

It’s like having a piece of blueberry pie (blueberry chocolate pie?) except I’m not having it for dessert, I’m having it for breakfast. Because hello, bread + jam + fresh fruit = breakfast right? Right.

To get my antioxidants, I’m going to eat as much blueberries as I can before blueberry season ends. And if that means more chocolate too and more trips to the farmers markets, then be it.

What’s your favorite farmers market find lately?

   

22 Responses to “Did Someone Say Blueberry?”

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    Daisy posted July 20, 2011 at 8:48 am

    suddenly craving a handful of blueberries! and they make that bread with lemonade? unreal!

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    AllieNic @Frisky Lemon posted July 20, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Wow! This stuff looks amazing. Blueberries are my favorite berry and I grew up on lake Champlain chocolates– I was once hired to be their Easter Bunny for a day. I wore a costume and stood outside the store in Burlington and waved to people.

    Thanks for sharing! I have to get me some of this now!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted July 20, 2011 at 9:14 am

    omg, I always request a taste of the lemonade blueberry bread at the Harvard farmer’s market. It is SO good and I imagine only better with that spread. I am loving the fresh cheeses at farmers’ markets these days!

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    Mal @ The Chic Geek posted July 20, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Wow, that jam sounds incredible!

    That is one of my favorite breads from When Pigs Fly, they come to the farmer’s market near my office in the Financial District, and I can’t resist that berry lemonade bread. The chocolate bread is also ridiculously good.

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    Elizabeth posted July 20, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Ohmuhgod. That jam looks insanely good!! I just had a piece of the lemonade bread yesterday. It’s soo good. Hopefully see you this Friday!!

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    MelissaNibbles posted July 20, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I don’t even like chocolate, but I need that in my belly now!

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    Michelle posted July 20, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I’ve been eating blueberries with my cereal almost every morning and loving these perfect summer fruits!

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    Megan posted July 20, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Love When Pigs Fly, but I hadn’t heard of the blueberry/raspberry bread yet. Sounds like it would be amazing with that jam!

    I found some great peaches and raspberries!

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    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather posted July 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Wow I want to find that at my farmers market! I found freshly made, amazing hummus at my farmers market. Loved it!

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    Michelle Collins posted July 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Wow, that jam looks incredible! I recently bought blueberry pomegranate jam from the Stonewall Kitchen outlet, and I always have frozen blueberries in my cereal! I can’t get enough of them. ;)

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    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance posted July 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I’ve been on a blueberry kick this summer too! Trying to pack in those antioxidants while I can!

    This jam looks phenomenal– Thanks so much for sharing! Unfortunately, I can never get myself to wake up early enough to make it out to the farmers market.. so no finds for me :( I really should get on that……

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    Meghan@travelwinedine posted July 20, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I am loving blueberries and strawberries. This looks delicious!

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    Paige @ Running Around Normal posted July 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    What a find! That sound incredible. I haven’t been to the farmer’s market nearly as much as I’d like this summer.

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum posted July 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I have about 1 cup of frozen wild blueberries in my freezer. What to do with them!? The possibilities are endless! :)

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    sheila @ Elements posted July 21, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Mmmmm…blueberry chocolate jam sounds totally awesome! I would love some! :)

    I had a bowl of fresh blueberries and strawberries last night for dinner. I’m enjoying TONS of fresh fruits and vegetables. We eat very little meat, so all the fresh fruits and veggies excite us!

    Now I’m off to check out some of those links you left for us. :) Thanks! :)

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    Joanne posted July 21, 2011 at 6:51 am

    This is what I like to call the BEST BREAKFAST EVER. Seriously amazing.

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    A Plum By Any Other Name posted July 21, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Oh you’ve opened up my eyes! I need to start putting chocolate in my blueberry jam and lemonade in my bread. ;)

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    Alaina posted July 21, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I LOVE When Pigs Fly bread! I love the cranberry walnut bread and the chocolate bread.

    I love going to the farmer’s markets to get Best Damn Granola. It’s been awhile since I’ve had any; I’ll have to head to SOWA. :-)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted July 21, 2011 at 8:53 am

    OMG I need that jam!

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    Errign posted July 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    My favorite Asheville farmer’s market finds are fresh pasta and delicious cookies. My favorite New Hampshire farmer’s market find is maple yogurt!

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    Nicole @ Making Good Choices posted July 22, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I’m going to make it a goal of mine to get to a farmer’s market this week. Who wouldn’t love blueberries and chocolate together? I want a jar of this!

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    foodwanderings posted July 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Just reminds me I got to get blueberries & soon!

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