The Blueberry Challenge

Are you finding new ways to amuse yourself these days ?

Here, we have been challenging each other to see who is most observant. Yesterday, I asked my husband what colour a blueberry was on the inside. He said that it was blue. When I told him that was incorrect, he guessed that it was red.

So I showed him a blueberry that I had peeled ; he was surprised to learn that blueberries are pale green on the inside.

Blueberries grow abundantly in rural Newfoundland, and are ripe in late summer. During the off-season, blueberries are imported from South America.

May God give us true gratitude for the huge variety of food that he provides for our nourishment.

36 thoughts on “The Blueberry Challenge

    1. Hi ! Yes, I was thinking that too. God is incredibly detail oriented, and enjoys variety rather than uniformity.
      As I was patiently peeling the blueberry, I also noticed that the skin of the berry is shiny purple on the inside, and that it contains minute brown seeds.
      As I learned from a poem in Grade 1:
      ‘The world is filled with so many good things,
      I’m sure we should all be as happy as Kings ( or Queens) πŸ€—

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  1. Hi Sally! Nice fact check and I practically eat them every day and I admit I wasn’t absolutely sure of a distinct color under the skin of the blueberry other than a pale maybe translucent neutral tone. I love them and know they are a great antioxidant and simply like fruit candy to me as I eat them sitting watching television or have them in my cooked cereal every day as well as snacks anytime! I’ve sometimes over indulged in them as I can’t resist the tart sweet taste! It must be wonderful when they are in season there and the fresh harvested ones are available; same here I enjoy those the most each summer as soon as they are ready to pick; I even go to the blueberry farm patch, picking them by the buckets!

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    1. Hi Lawrence !
      Glad that you like blueberries too ! They are healthy, for sure.
      Our island is too rocky to grow any fruit, but there are so many blueberries that grow wild.
      Traditionally, it was always the housewives who picked berries, along with caring for children, cooking , baking, fetching water, looking after gardens, feeding and caring for livestock, washing, and sewing.
      Then, when the men came home from sea with their fish, women would prepare the fish and spread them out for drying and export. You can see why I admire Newfoundland housewives. πŸ€—

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      1. WOW! I didn’t know all of that; so look what the Beautiful Blueberry has taught me via Sally the Wonderful Newfoundland Housewife! Very mazing those women just like you! Good Lord they worked so hard to make a society there and the men put their lives on the line with each trip especially in foul weather which happens a lot in the North Atlantic! Now my hogging my Blueberries and enjoying them will never be quite the same; I’ll now have an association with them I had not ever before, and will give more reverence to them but especially to the Women of Newfoundland; whom I really admire now that you told me the story behind the story here today! πŸ€—
        Beautiful so much Love in the People and the Blueberries! All from God! Amen.

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      2. Thanks, Lawrence, for your kind comments. Yes, the men , and boys, as young as 12 put their lives on the line each day. And no money was exchanged. The merchants paid the men with household supplies, foods like flour, sugar, yeast, etc.
        With no money exchanged, fishing families could never save any money to get ahead. It was definitely a form of slavery.

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      3. Sadly I have to agree it was like having a captive audience only not for entertainment purposes but as you said to exploit, but I give them all credit and praise for their endurance and perseverance through so much what to most would be insurmountable hardship; such a hard life. God bless their hearts and souls for even today passing a hard fought legacy on to their successors! Hopefully someone in that long lineage has written about the life and times of some of the more obvious host of characters up in that part of the world! I’m sure there are some good tales to tell yet! Thank you Sally for the insight!

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  2. I have at some time noticed that, but reading this I couldn’t remember for sure. I knew they weren’t blue, though. I usually throw them in my smoothies or in oatmeal. I use the frozen wild blueberries as they are cheaper in the long run and I can buy them ahead. Love them fresh too when they are more available and not such a huge price.

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    1. Hi ! We also have another berry that grows in abundance. These are red and small, and taste similar to cranberries, but they are called Partridge Berries. These also grow in Sweden.
      Berry picking is very popular here in late summer. πŸ€—

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