Q: Now that Georgia blueberries are in season, what are some ways to use them besides in pies and muffins?
A: Consider blueberry cheesecake, blueberry pound cake or blueberry breakfast bars. Sprinkle fresh or frozen blueberries into pancake batter or on cold cereal. Put frozen blueberries and a frozen banana in a blender with plain or vanilla yogurt to create a smoothie.
Blueberries can be added to green salads. Try a salad of spinach or mixed greens with blueberries, roasted pecans, mandarin orange slices and Gorgonzola or blue cheese.
Blueberries can be made into preserves and syrups. Fresh blueberries are easy to freeze. Frozen blueberries do not have to be thawed before using them in baked goods. Frozen blueberries can be used on cold cereal by thawing them for a few minutes in warm water.
Consumer Q's are prepared by the Office of Public Affairs, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Gary Black, Commissioner, www.agr.georgia.gov.