Sunday, March 3, 2013

SSFC: Breakfast


pick your own strawberries
maine blueberries
{Fresh berries from last spring/summer}

How is it March already? 2013 has been busy with work commitments and personal commitments, and I haven't yet started planning my garden. The temperatures are still cold in the DC area, but there have been some really pleasant warmish days, and days are getting longer. Spring is coming. I need to get in gear!

Breakfast

We've been cleaning out the freezer and that has made it easy to incorporate local and/or seasonal food into our meals. For this purpose breakfast is the EASIEST. It's very easy to find locally sourced eggs, and we've been using the strawberries and blueberries that we got in season last spring to make pancakes and smoothies. We recently made blueberry pancakes with blueberries we got last August from a trip to Maine.

Breakfast
And while this is not a local ingredient, I had to show off my frothy latte. Love our new espresso machine!


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Smoothies are another easy way to use up the berries. I've been eating a lot of oranges this winter, and I haven't had fresh berries since last summer. It has been a treat to eat strawberries and blueberries. It's really getting me in the mood for spring. I make mine with one or two bananas, a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt for a little thickness, and about a cup each of strawberries and blueberries that have been stored in my freezer.


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6 comments:

  1. Big fan of fruit smoothies! Blueberries freeze so well, don't they? I hope to get some more this summer, too. Cheers!

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  2. Those berries look so good! Makes me want a smoothie!

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  3. I simply love blueberries and have just bought three bushes which I hope to plant today. You are so lucky to have a huge amount of them, they are quite expensive here at the moment so I haven't had any in a while so this post has set me off craving them! Those shakes look delicious! I want one!!!xxxxx

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  4. Your breakfast looks scrumptious. How wonderful to have many ways to use the blueberries and strawberries you have frozen from last summer. I can imagine they are reminding your spring. Fruit is one thing that I do know have preserved in any way. I made apple sauce and peach sauce 2 season ago and there is still some of that left, but I definitely ration it. I will have to do more to preserve fruits this season. Thanks for the reminder.

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  5. Breakfast looks so yummy...I love smoothies and pancakes.

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