Friday, February 5, 2010
Blueberry Cream Soap
Mmmmm, the small little Blueberry. Sweet, tart, petite and blue! I just stirred up a fresh batch of my Blueberry Cream soap. The kitchen smells sooo good.
You can find my Blueberry Cream soap here: BLUEBERRY CREAM on my website. This creamy off white soap is swirled with a bit of blue. Smells sweet and vanilla-y.
Here's a bit about our Maine wild blueberries, which are not to be confused with the cultivated larger blueberries available on the market. Mainers are very proud of their tiny little berry.
"Maine's 60,000 acres of wild blueberries grow naturally in fields and barrens that stretch from Downeast to the state's southwest corner. Adapted to Maine's naturally acid, low fertility soils and challenging winters, wild blueberries are a low input crop requiring minimal management. The berries are grown on a two-year cycle — each year, half of a grower's land is managed to encourage vegetative growth and the other half is prepared for a wild blueberry harvest in August. After the harvest the plants are pruned to the ground by mowing or burning".
Feel like baking up something blue? Give this recipe a try : NEW ENGLAND BLUEBERRY CAKE