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Singing the Blues - It's NC Blueberry Season

Rural North Carolina moms know how to make two things really well: sweet iced tea and anything with fresh Blueberries blueberries. With recipes for the latter that's as simple and drop-to-your-knees delicious, they'll have you singing Sweet Caroline(a) in no time. 


For 77 years, North Carolina blueberries have been prized as the very best available. Our blueberries are sweet in taste, rich in nutrients and antioxidants. They are a super fruit with splendid flavor! Whether you enjoy your blueberries fresh from the market or frozen for later use, North Carolina blueberries provide a sweet southern taste year-round. Nothing could be finer than North Carolina blueberries.


Compact, tasty, and packed with health supporting nutrients, blueberries rank as one of nature's super foods. North Carolina Blueberry season is NOW and in high gear. Get 'em while they're fresh and plentiful.


Thirty years ago, Ralph and Maxine Gwaltney owned a blueberry farm in Banner Elk. The couple let visitors come right off the parkway and pick a basket of their own. As a special resource, they published a blueberry recipe booklet. The following three recipes were included in the Gwaltney's recipe booklet. Enjoy!


Blueberry Pudding Blueberry Pudding

Gwaltney Blueberry Farm

4 cups blueberries

cup white sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/3 cup flour

teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed into cup

4 tablespoons butter or margarine

cup oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350. Place berries in a deep 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle the white sugar and lemon juice over them. Mix flour, cinnamon, and brown sugar together in a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender. When mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, mix in oatmeal. Spread on top of berries. Bake 35-40 minutes or until top is nicely browned, berries soft, and juice bubbling.

Yield: 6-8 serving.


Blueberry Cornbread Blueberry Cornbread

Gwaltney Blueberry Farm

1& 1/3cups yellow cornmeal, preferable stone ground

1 cup flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

teaspoon salt

1 cups blueberries, rinsed, and rolled on towel to dry

2 eggs

1 cup milk

cup unsalted butter, melted

Heat oven to 400. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan or 12-cup muffin tin. Sift cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into large bowl. Add blueberries and toss gently.

Beat eggs in small bowl until frothy; beat in milk, then melted butter. Add to dry ingredients, mixing quickly with spatula just until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix.

Spoon batter in prepared baking pan, smoothing surface or divide evenly among muffin cups. Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, about 20-25 minutes for muffins. Serve hot.

Leftover bread or muffins can be stored, wrapped tightly in foil at room temperature for a day or so. To re-warm, preheat oven to 300. Wrap in foil and place in oven for 30 minutes.


Blueberry Syrup Blueberry Syrup

Gwaltney Blueberry Farm

1 pint blueberries, rinsed and drained

1 cups water

3 cups sugar

1/3 cup light corn syrup

2-4 tablespoons lemon juice (optional)

Puree berries in a blender, adding some of the water if more liquid is needed. Combine blueberries, remaining water and sugar in a large heavy saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until liquid comes to a boil. Lower temperature and simmer, uncovered about 10 minutes until the mixture is translucent. Remove pan from heat. Press blueberry mixture through a strainer with the back of a spoon. Add corn syrup and stir. If desired, add lemon juice

to taste. Best when served hot over pancakes, pound cake, or ice cream.

Yield: about 4 cups


Now for your typical but delicious blueberry recipes perfected by North Carolina moms from across the state; here are just a few.


Blueberry Cobbler Mom's Blueberry Cobbler

Erica Elizabeth Hall, Kings Mountain

8 cups blueberries

1-2 cups sugar (depending on sweetness of berries)

cup all-purpose flour

teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/3 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts

cup chopped pecans, toasted

Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Stir together the berries, sugar, flour, cinnamon, water, vanilla, lemon juice, and zest in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir until the sugar melts. Reduce heat to low. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon one-half of the blueberry mixture into a lightly greased 8-inch square baking pan. Roll 1 pie crust to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut into an 8-inch square. Place over the blueberry mixture. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes.

Spoon remaining one-half of blueberry mixture over the baked crust. Roll the remaining pie crust to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface, and cut into 1-inch strips. Arrange the strips in a lattice design over the blueberry mixture. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve as is or with vanilla ice cream, if desired.


Blueberry Cake Ole Timey Blueberry Cake

Betty Williams, Concord

cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs separated

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup sifted flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

teaspoon salt

1/3 cup milk

2 sprinkles cinnamon

1 cups blueberries

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add well-beaten egg yolks and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with the milk to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour half of mixture into lightly sprayed or greased oblong baking dish cover with blueberries and then remaining batter. Bake 350 until

golden brown 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven cut into squares. Options sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or add a scoop of ice cream.


Blueberry Crisp Blueberry Crisp

JoAnn Wharton, Cary

3 cups blueberries

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

cup all-purpose flour

cup quick cooking oats

1/3 cup butter softened

teaspoon ground cinnamon

teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 375. Arrange blueberries in an ungreased square baking dish, 8-inch x 8-inch x 2-inch. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Mix brown sugar, flour, oats, butter, cinnamon, and salt; sprinkle on top. Bake until topping is light brown and blueberry juice is hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes.


You never knew healthy eating could be so sweet!  Quit singing the blues and start eating em!

Click Here to print out all 6 recipes. 

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A Major Award - Trophy Brewing Company


What Do You Get When You Mix Trophies and Beer? That coveted beer pong award, right? No,  Trophy Brewery (Pizza) Co. lager head, think Trophy Brewing (& Pizza) Co., the newest "nano brewery" in downtown Raleigh. To be specific, Trophy is a 3 barrel nano brewery with single batch & double batch fermenters that makes its own craft beers. It serves them along with some of the best pizza (& salads) in town and features a full bar with 32oz beer growlers to go.  Again, what do you get when you mix trophies and beer? ... a brew excuse to hang out with your friends and co-workers.


Busy Bee(r) Tenders:  Trophy Brewing Co. is located on West Morgan Street in the old Burger HutTrophy Pizza    space. It represents Busy Bee's owners, Chris Powers and David "Woody" Lockwood's, long-held dream  of having their own brewery. The namesake is showcased well with trophy beer taps and small trophies lining the shelves. Inside you'll find an L-shaped bar with a small strip of space around it for standing. Outside, Trophy's patio is now open and they are serving pizza and salads every day. The on tap beer menu rotates 6 offerings including catchy names like "Green Jacket", "Top Gun", and "Quiz Wiz". The pizza menu includes 7 specialty as well as make-your-own options. The pizza dough and sauces are made fresh daily from scratch....the secret ingredient? Trophy Beer!


32oz to Freedom:  A growler is a glass or ceramic jug used to transport (or take out) draft beer.  The Trophy Growler  term "growler" dates back to the late 19th century when fresh beer was carried from the local pub to one's home.  Trophy's growlers are 32oz pieces of art that fit nicely in either your hand or can fill two pint glasses to the brim. Trophy pressure-fills the growlers right at the bar, meaning you're basically walking away with a Trophy beer that is as durable as bottled brew.  Therefore, if you try one you like, take another (few) home for later.


Trophy Brewing Co.: 827 W Morgan Street, Raleigh; Hours: Sun-Wed (5pm-12am), Th-Sat (3pm-2am); Contact: 919.803.4949, Website





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Performance Edge Summer Showcase - Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 7:30 PM., Fletcher Opera Theatre at the Duke Energy Center.  Featuring 40 of the Triangle's most talented high school and college students. 

Tickets - Reserved Seats:$25, Students/Seniors:$20, General Admission:$15, Students/Seniors:$10.  Click Here to Order Tickets.  Thank you Certain Things in Cameron Village a proud sponsor of Performance Edge.  Website.  


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