About a month ago I purchased a motorcycle and I’ve been venturing out on days trips when the weather is nice. The Mrs. had a baby shower to attend so I decided I’d get out on the open road with the goal of ending up at Hartland Orchard to pick some fruit (~30 miles away). I had no idea what fruit was in season but I know they always have something growing. It turned out this month is blueberries! I picked a pint of large, beautiful berries and paid a measly $3 for it. I couldn’t help thinking how much I would have paid at a grocery store for way less than a pint. It’s so much cheaper to get fruit and vegetables straight off the land.
Blueberry muffins are iconic to me for some reason. You see beautiful looking muffins at bakeries or grocery stores and I can’t figure out how they do it. Even so, I decided to make a batch and used a recipe provided by Chef John. I learned that blueberry muffin recipes differ mainly in the dairy ingredient. I found some that called for milk, buttermilk, yogurt, or sour cream. This one used sour cream and they turned out great. The added lemon zest gave them a great smell too.