Topic: Blueberries

Summer Thirst Quencher: Blended Blueberry-Bourbon Cocktail

Summer Thirst Quencher: Blended Blueberry-Bourbon Cocktail

Yes, we’re on a bourbon kick here. This time, I tried a little variation on this Blueberries + Bourbon recipe from Serious Eats, since it’s prime blueberry season and all. The cocktail requires simple syrup, which you can make easily with sugar and water if you don’t have (I didn’t)—just boil one part water with one part sugar, turn down heat and let sugar completely dissolve (stirring frequently) and cool to room temperature. Really, combining any variation of fresh berries, bourbon, sweetener and ice can’t be bad, but here’s what I used: More »

Study Says Eat Blueberries to Stay Thin; We Say Keep Eating Vegetables

Study Says Eat Blueberries to Stay Thin; We Say Keep Eating Vegetables

Blueberries are one of the health foods that’s easiest to swallow, and research suggests that they could become a popular diet food, too. They might be high in sugar, but they’re rich in polyphenols that scientists found reduce fat cell formation in mice. But for humans? Scientists say they won’t shrink your thighs, but they could keep you from turning into Violet Beauregarde; we say that, while that may be true, you could get the same results from eating your vegetables, too. More »