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22 Blueberry Recipes to Cure Your Summer Blues

July  4, 2016

The summer blues are real. 

For most, they start to creep in around the first of August, though we've seen cases start as early as July 5. The summer is fading away, we'll say. There are so many things we haven't gotten to, vacations we wanted to take, books we wanted to read lazily in the sunshine. I've only had one cob of corn, and it wasn't even that great.

Snap out of it, folks. There's still two whole months of beach days, long nights, grilled meals, and page-turners to be had. Have you been to the farmers market lately? There are crates upon crates of blueberries to be eaten. Blueberries for breakfast, blueberry pie for dinner: Those are the doctor's orders. You'll be cured of the blues in no time. 

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Perfect Blueberry Streusel Muffins by Posie Harwood

Blueberry muffins


Pickled Blueberries with Rosemary Sprigs by Angela Brown

Pickled Blueberries with Rosemary Sprigs

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Polenta by One Hungry Mama

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Polenta


"Cuppa Cuppa Sticka Sticka" Peach and Blueberry Cobbler by Kate Williams



Heidi Swanson's Baked Oatmeal by Nicholas Day 

Heidi Swanson's Baked Oatmeal


Blueberry Cake with Peanut Streusel by Sarah Jampel


Blueberry Soup by fiveandspice

Blueberry Soup


Blueberry Galette with Rosemary Crust by lisina

Blueberry Galette


Pavlova with Boozy Blueberry Sauce by Deborah Davis



Crepes with Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote by Ms. T

Crepes with Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote


Blackberry, Rosemary, and Yogurt Ice Pops by Amanda Hesser

Blackberry, Rosemary, and Yogurt Popsicles


Tahini Cake with Blueberry Swirl by Sarah Jampel



Fresh Muesli with Apples, Currants, and Toasted Almonds by Viviane Bauquet Farre



Blueberry Fool with Yogurt by Nicholas Day

Blueberry Fool with Yogurt


Blueberry Cake Donut Bars by erinmcdowell

Blueberry Cake Donut Bars


Berry Summer Pudding by Merrill Stubbs

Berry Summer Pudding


Legendary Blueberry Biscuits by Alchemist



Rose Levy Beranbaum's Fresh Blueberry Pie by Genius Recipes

Rose Levy Beranbaum's Fresh Blueberry Pie


Blueberry, Oatmeal, and Flaxseed Muffins by Merrill Stubbs

Blueberry, Oatmeal, and Flaxseed Muffins


Blueberry Schlumpf by Marian Bull

Blueberry Schlumpf


Blueberry and Rye Slab Pie by Yossy Arefi

Blueberry and Rye Slab Pie


Brooke Dojny's Blueberry Snack Cake with Toasted Pecan Topping by Genius Recipes

Brooke Dojny's Blueberry Snack Cake

This piece originally ran August 22, 2014. We're running an updated version today because, hey, have you seen all those berries at the market?!

What's your cure for the summer blues? Share your remedies in the comments.

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