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.
Perfect Blueberry Streusel Muffins by Posie Harwood
Pickled Blueberries with Rosemary Sprigs by Angela Brown
Blueberry Almond Breakfast Polenta by One Hungry Mama
"Cuppa Cuppa Sticka Sticka" Peach and Blueberry Cobbler by Kate Williams
Heidi Swanson's Baked Oatmeal by Nicholas Day
Blueberry Cake with Peanut Streusel by Sarah Jampel
Blueberry Soup by fiveandspice
Blueberry Galette with Rosemary Crust by lisina
Pavlova with Boozy Blueberry Sauce by Deborah Davis
Crepes with Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote by Ms. T
Blackberry, Rosemary, and Yogurt Ice Pops by Amanda Hesser
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 Cake Donut Bars by erinmcdowell
Berry Summer Pudding by Merrill Stubbs
Legendary Blueberry Biscuits by Alchemist
Rose Levy Beranbaum's Fresh Blueberry Pie by Genius Recipes
Blueberry, Oatmeal, and Flaxseed Muffins by Merrill Stubbs
Blueberry Schlumpf by Marian Bull
Blueberry and Rye Slab Pie by Yossy Arefi
Brooke Dojny's Blueberry Snack Cake with Toasted Pecan Topping by Genius Recipes
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.