Warm blueberry soup is a traditional Scandinavian snack you eat to warm up from cross-country skiing. But, I like to make a speedy compote-like version to eat swirled with yogurt for breakfast. Since this recipe works well with frozen berries you can enjoy it year round. —fiveandspice
Combine the berries with the honey, lemon juice, cinnamon stick if using (it's traditional, but I generally don't use any) and a cup of water. Bring to a gentle boil, then turn down to a low simmer, cover and cook 8-10 minutes, until the berries are stewed. (At this point, it's also traditional to strain the berry skins out and just use the juice, but I like to leave them in for more texture.)
Stir the cornstarch into 1 Tbs. of warm water to make a slurry, then stir this into the cooked berries. Bring back to a very gentle boil and cook, stirring, until starting to thicken, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon zest.
Serve warm, or chill and serve later. Top with a scoop of yogurt before serving (or use whipped cream or creme fraiche instead of yogurt if you'd like to make this a dessert).
I like to say I'm a lazy iron chef (I just cook with what I have around), renegade nutritionist, food policy wonk, and inveterate butter and cream enthusiast! My husband and I own a craft distillery in Northern Minnesota called Vikre Distillery (www.vikredistillery.com), where I claimed the title, "arbiter of taste." I also have a doctorate in food policy, for which I studied the changes in diet and health of new immigrants after they come to the United States. I myself am a Norwegian-American dual citizen. So I have a lot of Scandinavian pride, which especially shines through in my cooking on special holidays. Beyond loving all facets of food, I'm a Renaissance woman (translation: bad at focusing), dabbling in a variety of artistic and scientific endeavors.