Berry picking a tradition passed down from generation to generation

As far as I can remember, my family and friends have always loved picking berries. Newfoundland is quite abundant in all sort of berries ripening at different times to keep you going all year in Jams, pies, jellies cakes, teas I could go on.

There are so many species of berries that grow right here, in my own backyard. Some of these are blueberries, raspberries, currents, partridge berries, crow berries, dog berries, blackberries, strawberries and gooseberries just to name a few. There are a multitude of recipes that use berries as one on the main ingredients.

One of my favorites is Blueberry pie. Nothing like a warm blueberry pie in the middle of a snow storm especially when topped with a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream.

I remember Mama running out in the snow in her night dress with a dipper to scoop us up some fresh snow. Some sugar, a little vanilla or a sneak of Dads crème de menthe was a wonderful treat.

Here’s a link to my Facebook group I’m making one of those most delicious pies in my own kitchen. Recipe to follow.

The finished product

Fresh from the oven

Tried and True recipe for my blueberry pie:


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 cups of fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
  • a 9″ double pie crust


Mix together sugar, salt, cinnamon and starch and then sprinkle over top of the blueberries. Line your pie plate with bottom pastry and pour berry mix overtop. dot with butter.

Make strips with the top crust about 3/4 ” wide make a lattice crimp and flute edges. Bake on lower shelf in a 425 degree oven for 50 minutes.

If your crust starts to brown early you can place tin foil over the edge to prevent it from burning. Enjoy!

No matter what the recipe berry picking is bound to bring family and friends closer together. I’ve included a slideshow if you’d like to see more of our berry picking adventures. There’s also a few more recipes featuring blueberries as the #1 ingredient, coming soon!

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