I just completed another commissioned piece. It is another white sideboard (we, Quebecers, just love our furniture WHITE), so rather than blog about another white sideboard, I decided to focus on what is on top of it, B-L-U-E-B-E-R-R-I-E-S! Yes, it's blueberry harvest time!
It all started when I spotted these two blueberry ceramic baskets at Winners. They came in 1 pt. and 2 pt. sizes and were around $6.00 and $8.00.
I just thought they were so adorable and it gave me the idea for my next photo shoot…….and since blueberries are at their prime right now, I baked some blueberry muffins. They were so delicious so decided to share my blueberry muffin recipe with you. These are the larger sized blueberries. I just love them in muffins and with their bigger size, they are just so moist and delicious when you bite into them!
My Blueberry Muffins
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
2-1/2 cups blueberries
Topping (I omitted this, so it is optional)
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Directions: Heat oven to 375 F. Grease 18 regular or 12 large size muffin tin or just line them with parchment baking cup liners.
In bowl, mix butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until pale and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each.
Beat in vanilla, baking powder and salt.
With spoon, fold in half of flour, then half of milk into batter; repeat.
Fold in blueberries.
Spoon into muffin cup liners or in greased muffin tin and sprinkle topping (optional) on each muffin.
Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
The best way to store and freeze blueberries according to Quinn Farm, a local farm here in the Montreal area is as follows:
The sideboard is painted with Pure White Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, some distressing to bring out the pretty appliqués and sealed with 2 coats of Soft Clear Wax.
I am finishing up painting some bedroom pieces and some random painted thrifted pieces and will show you soon how I pull them all together in a bedroom setting.
Have a great day!