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Blueberry breakfast is Maine magic

03/09/2015

 

Jen with her famous blueberry pancakes on a weekend morning in Bangor, Maine.

Jen with her famous blueberry pancakes on a weekend morning in Bangor, Maine.

Jen has always made fantastic blueberry pancakes but Sunday morning breakfast went to a whole new level after we moved to Maine.

Here’s why:  Eating the Maine blueberry in Bangor is like eating the California orange in Oxnard or the Texas grapefruit in Galveston. Maine is a source state, and source state fruit packs a punch.

The Maine blueberry is different from typical Argentinian imports found in big box grocery stories. It’s smaller. It’s about the size of a Skittle and has that same candy flavored explosion. Sweet. Meaty. Clean. It must be something about the fresh air or the rain water loaded with sea salt that does it. Maine blueberries are special.

Now if you know how to put these tiny, round bundles of fruit dynamite into flapjacks then you know how to make breakfast magic.

On weekend mornings, Jen trades her chef hat and apron for a top hat, tails and a wand.

Break a couple of eggs, whip up the flour and buttermilk, add a pinch of this and dash of that and drop it all on the griddle. Now sprinkle in the blue star dust. Wait a minute. Flip. Wait a little more and then pile it on the plate.

The best breakfast in Bangor.

Just don’t forget the Maine maple syrup.

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2 Comments
  1. Tim Fischer permalink

    YOU, my friend, are one lucky man…

  2. John permalink

    Those look great! When I was at the U of M, I took a class about Maine Government. One class we had a representative from the Dept. of Agriculture to speak about the blueberry growers in Washington County and the Ag Dept. rule on maggots in blueberries. Apparently the growers can’t get all the maggots out so the state has a limit. The growers always want the limit raised while the state naturally wants it lowered. The Dept.’s answer was to tell the growers that they would raise the limit if the canners would agree to put on the label, Blueberries with Maggots. And if the percentage of maggots was greater than that of blueberries, the label would read Maggots with Blueberries!

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