Winterized Blueberry Syrup and some MEMEs

by jerseygirl on November 22, 2008 · 16 comments

A while back, I borrowed a pancake recipe from Prudy Pennywise. It made the most delicious, fluffy, buttermilk pancakes. For the recipe, click HERE. I wanted to experiment with the topping so I made some blueberry syrup. I won some products from Just Tomatoes and this was the perfect opportunity to use their dried fruit. You can choose any of the fruits they have and this is the perfect alternative if it is not fresh fruit season.

Blueberry Syrup

1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup freeze dried blueberries (or other dried fruit)

Put syrup and blueberries in a small pan. Heat on medium until syrup comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for a few minutes until syrup starts to thicken.

Both Emily from The Open Pantry and Pam from For the Love of Cooking tagged me for a MEME. Since I already have done that one before, I am going to link you to my answers of 6 things about me HERE. (Hope this is okay, ladies.) Veronica from Supermarket Serenade also tagged me so here we go:

7 Things I did before:
1.worked at Kmart
2.worked at Burger King
3.graduated from Rutgers University
4. high school track and cross country teams
5. partied too much in college
6. worked in sales and recruiting for a logistics company

7 Things I do now:
1.Take care of my 2 kids and hubby
2. spend too much time on the internet
3. read and belong to a book club
4. cook and enter recipe contests
5.PTA secretary
6.teach Sunday school
7. exercise

7 things I would like to do:
1. go to Europe with my family
2. go to Hawaii
3. have my own cooking show (I can dream, right!)
4. be a food writer(another dream)
5.own a RV someday and travel the country
6. raise great children
7. go to a big cook off

7 things that attract me to the opposite sex:
1.being athletic
2. nice smile
3. the way he looks (just being honest)
4. the way he treats people
5. being a good father
6. likes food
7. likes watching sports

7 Foods I love:
3.whipped cream
4. a good salad
5. cheese
6. pastries
7. fruit, especially pomegranates

7 things I say most often:
1. Be careful
2. Clean your room
3. Have fun
4. What do you want for dinner?
5. No!
7.I love you

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The Blonde Duck November 22, 2008 at 7:49 am

LOL! I like the things you say most often. That’s funny.


Adam November 22, 2008 at 9:04 am

Nice and easy syrup recipe, Lisa. It’s a good thing to have some frozen blueberries from the summer now, huh? 🙂

Cool MeMe too, so much fun info! I had no idea you worked at BK. You should let us in on some stories sometime 🙂


Stacey Snacks November 22, 2008 at 9:14 am

I worked at Burger King too, but they found out I was not of age and fired me! Oh well, I can dream can’t I? I was a counter girl and gave all my friends on the football team free food!


kat November 22, 2008 at 10:20 am

We know so much about you now! I’ve never made my own syrup, good idea


Sara November 22, 2008 at 11:22 am

Your pancakes look great! I made blueberry pancakes the other night for dinner, my husband was so happy.


Yasmeen November 22, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Love the way you stacked the pancakes with delicious blueberry syrup.It was nice to know more about you.:)
I’ve tagged you for a bake off


That Girl November 22, 2008 at 3:10 pm

I’ve used frozen fruit before, but I’ve never thought of using dried fruit!


Joanna November 22, 2008 at 6:26 pm

this was such a cute survey. i love filling these things out.

what contests have you entered? are you entering the pillsbury bakeoff? i’m thinking about doing it, but don’t know what to make yet.


Erica November 22, 2008 at 9:02 pm

These look soooooo good! I love pancakes and yummy fruity syrup!


Bunny November 23, 2008 at 12:16 am

Yes this is a very nice simple syrup for your awesome pancakes!


Jo November 23, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Mmm! those pancakes look amazing! 🙂


Allie November 24, 2008 at 12:58 pm

I’m on the flavored syrup kick right now so this is right up my alley!


Maris November 24, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Blueberry syrup sounds so good!I love maple syrup, the maple flavor itself is wintry to me. I love this idea, since blueberries are so healthy, it lends to a great excuse to eat more pancakes 🙂


Emily November 25, 2008 at 3:05 am

I think we should have a beer together sometime.


Rosie November 25, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Oh my lisa, pancakes and Blueberry syrup – delish!! Great MeMe too 🙂

Rosie x


Jan November 25, 2008 at 8:24 pm

It’s nice to find out more about you, Lisa. And your pancakes and blueberry syrup sound lovely.


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