Blueberries are the best.


At this time of the summer blueberries are readily available and attractively priced. So attractively priced, in fact, that we often end buying more than we can bake, conserve, and munch in a timely manner.  Our solution? We throw them in a pot with whatever leftover fruit we have around and make a quick simple stew.  It’s great by itself or spooned over ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, waffles. And, for one of our favorite simple pleasures, try a huge serving of warm blueberry stew over slices of fresh cinnamon bubka or  bread.

Blueberry Stew

1 pint blueberries

2-3 nectarines and/or peaches

3-4 tblsp brown sugar (or to taste)

a squeeze of lemon juice

Wash and put the berries in a pot. Slice up the peaches/nectarines into chunks (no need to peel) and add to pot with sugar. Turn heat to medium/low and cook until the berries and fruit soften.