I’m obsessed with blueberries, aren’t you? For me it’s not just the sweet taste of this little fruit it’s also the sweet memories that come to mind every time I pop a handful of blueberries in my mouth. I close my eyes and picture the house I’ve gone to visit every summer since I was in high school. Lazy days spent on the beach, mornings at the farmer’s market or picking pails of blueberries from the bushes. Even relaxed evenings on the screened porch eating the latest local fare.
I can’t remember a single summer where we did not pick our own blueberries. We would load up the cars with various friends, cousins, aunts and uncles who were interested in going picking. This adventure was never without a challenge to see who could pick the largest blueberry. Even Grandma managed to pick her fair share of blueberries.
This year, however, it was just me. Everyone else had gone back home and my husband would rather relax than pick blueberries. As it turned out, I had fun listening to other families start their own competitions or reminisce about other times they went blueberry picking.
Since I had 10 lbs. worth of blueberries, it was time for me to get baking! I love this recipe for Lemon Blueberry Thyme Scones because the flavors remind me so much of summer. While the flavor is all blueberry, the hint of lemon and thyme adds a rich flavor that will make these scones one of your favorites! The greatest thing is that it has a nice crispness on the outside but is moist on the inside. I am not a fan of dry scones, are you?
The other nice thing about this recipe is that it is vegan and allergy friendly for those who have a dairy and egg allergy.