Happy Friday, all! We thought we'd kick off our first official blog post on the new website by celebrating one of our most favorite summer ingredients - the blueberry! Every July, we head down to Tammen Treeberry Farm in Wilmington, IL. to do some blueberry picking on their 50-acre piece of land. This year, my mom and sister-in-law, Becca, were able to escape the bakery for an early morning picking and came back with over 10 pounds of fresh blueberries for us to use! Aside from one of Becca's buckets of blueberries being stolen, they thoroughly enjoyed spending a beautiful summer morning together ... while also on a TWS mission to bring home these gems for the bakery!
As many of you may know, we love to feature local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible, so it was a no-brainer to put these guys to use in some of our favorite summer desserts. This week and weekend we've been putting them in anything and everything possible, including our Fresh Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins, a delicious Blueberry-Plum-Nectarine Crisp, as well as our Mini Cheesecake with a Fresh Blueberry Topping. These items are seasonal, so be sure to stop by and grab 'em before they're all gone! As always, feel free to give us a call at (630) 797.5350 to check on availability ...
While I wasn't able to make it blueberry picking this year, I'm personally looking forward to foraging locally for blackberries in a few weeks and seeing what new desserts we can incorporate them into. From pies and preserves to buckles and tarts, the options are endless when it comes to fresh berries!
Before we sign off for today, let us know what berries grow by you and what you like to do with them! Simply leave us a comment below, or share a photo on Facebook or Instagram. Tag us @twowildseeds with the hashtag #TWSberrylove and we'll pick a winner to feature! Thanks for following along -- wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead!