New England Blueberry Slump

I’ve been meaning to make a slump or grunt for ages. It’s blueberry time here in New Hampshire and faced with a large batch from the farmer’s market, I decided now was the time. The recipe is super easy and very tasty. The Food Timeline website says that following about slumps: “Slump. A dish of [...] Read more »

Rationing Desserts – Upside Down Blueberry Cake

I’m gathering quite a collection of World War II cook books that were designed to help housewives cope with rationing while still keeping their families happy. Blueberries from the grocery store spurred me on to look for a suitable recipe. I found one in a small pamphlet entitled: Your Share: How to Prepare Appetizing, Healthful [...] Read more »

Blueberry Pudding – A Steamed Pudding

Daunting. That’s all I’m going to say. If you’re at all like me the thought of making a steamed Victorian pudding sends shivers up your spine. You’ve heard about them and they sound mysterious, dark, and difficult. What on earth would you steam the pudding in? For how long? Why? Luckily, I’d slightly mastered the [...] Read more »

Blueberry Muffins – An All American Favorite

  Muffins have been around in our food culture for a long time. The word muffin first appears in print in the 18th century and appears as a recipe by the mid-18th century. I found two different descriptions of where the word came from. One source claimed it was an old French term which when [...] Read more »