Using a half strawberry and melted chocolate (melt chocolate in a crack pot for ease) make a line going down the back and dots along the side then at the top of the strawberry where the stem was add a dollop of melted chocolate and immediately add a blueberry. The best way to add the chocolate is let the chocolate cool and add to a freezer quality bag that has a very small hole cut at the tip.
Arrange cubed pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and string cheese (whiskers) into design as shown. Would work great for a party tray.
What an awesome idea for a party. Wedge out a section and clean insides of seeds and melon. Cut skin from wedge and cut legs and eyes out to something similar as seen in picture. Add berries and small melon balls from watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe. Use blueberries and two half circles for eyes – attach with a toothpick. He is presented on a turntable in the pic to add to the coolness factor.
Use disposable clear cups and make blue jello – pour to almost one-third level and chill. Repeat with a cool whip layer and then a red layer of jello. Chill. You can add fresh (wash and dry before using) in the blue layer before it has thickened completely. Before serving add a whipped topping and one blueberry to the top.
Here are a few nuggets of information to help you make the most of this glorious fruit.
• Blueberries belong to the same family as the wild huckleberry or azalea.
• The powdery gray-blue bloom on the surface of the skin helps the small berry retain its moisture after harvest.
• Blueberries do not ripen further after they’re picked.
•Blueberries aren’t as perishable as other berries and will keep about a week if handled properly. Place them in a plastic container and refrigerate as soon as possible. Don’t wash berries until you’re ready to use them. (Added moisture will hasten growth of mold.)
•Washing blueberries before freezing results in toughening of their skin.
• A pint of blueberries serves four people generously.