Blueberries, lemon, and sugar are the only ingredients you will need for blueberry lemon syrup, a scrumptious summer treat!
I was heavily inspired by the local flavors of Connecticut this week.
If you follow me on Instagram, you will see I stop at quite a few of farm stands and farmer’s markets around Connecticut.
If you don’t like grocery shopping, I highly suggest trying your local farmer’s market! Not only are you getting (at least part) of your grocery shopping done, but you are also getting to go outside, shopping local, and meeting the farmers who grow your food! How can you lose??
Last week, I was at the Old Saybrook farmer’s market when I met someone selling homemade jams. When I saw blueberry lemon jam, I had to try it. I love lemon too much to pass it up!
When I tasted it, I loved the concept so much, I had to recreate this in some fashion.
Now since I don’t have the patience nor the trust in myself to make and can my own jams (yet!), I opted for a blueberry lemon syrup instead. Not only was it easier, but it has a lot more uses. It might be a little thin to put on toast, but I would definitely drizzle this over ice cream (as pictured), mix in a smoothie, pour it over pancakes… anything you would use syrup for!
Who knows? Maybe I’ll even use it in a future recipe. 😉
In the spirit of local Connecticut flavors, I headed to Glastonbury to Scott’s Orchard and Nursery to do some blueberry picking.
(This post is #notsponsored, btw.)
I love Glastonbury, but I often forget this yuppy paradise is also home to a lot of orchards, farms, and nurseries! Scott’s Orchard is a beautiful orchard haven, filled with all sorts of fruits and flowers.
I should also mention that this is my first time I had ever picked blueberries! Though it was a hot and sunny day, I rather enjoyed myself. Since there was no one else picking at that time, it was some much needed quiet time among the blueberry bushes. 10/10, would pick again!
Everything about the blueberry lemon syrup recipe is customizable.
Do you want it sweeter? Add more sugar. Do you want it more tart? Add more lemon. Don’t be afraid to taste test as you’re going along! I know I dirtied a lot of spoons in the test kitchen. But this is the beauty of cooking; You get to make food your own. And I think, when it comes down to it, this is the most quintessential idea I preach (or at least that’s what I want to convey!)
What would you use blueberry lemon syrup on? Leave it in the comments down below! And if you make and use it, be sure to use #FDLFoods so I can see what you kids are up to!