Embrace blueberry season with these 10 dessert recipes

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This story was originally published in 2018.

With peak blueberry-picking season around the corner, Mainers’ kitchens are about to be full of these little gems. Although blueberries are perfect freshly picked, why not add them to sweet treats as well. The way we see it, blueberries make everything better. Whether you pick ‘em yourself, head to the local farmers market or grab a frozen bag from your stocked freezer supply, one of these 10 recipes is sure to hit the spot.

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Mini Blueberry Muffins

Short on time? Give this recipe a go. These mini muffins are

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‘An archaeological dig for food’: recipes to cook with kids during Australia’s lockdowns | Food

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Palisa Anderson’s children followed her into the kitchen at a very young age. Now in their tweenage years, they’ve graduated to full-blown sous-chef status. “I feel like people really underestimate how capable kids are at that age,” she says.

Their kitchen duties now involve chopping, peeling and picking – and they’re particularly adept at the last task. Even if kids aren’t regular kitchen helpers, with much of Australia in some kind of lockdown, cooking together can be a great way to occupy time and learn something new.

Here are a few recipes to get you started.

Easy does it

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Ypsi-area programs tackle food insecurity by making healthy food easier to access

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When Alex Ball was a teenager living with his family in downtown Romulus, the only grocery store in town closed down. 

“I’d never thought about food that much, but when the store closed down and our neighbors had no access to fresh food, I started wondering, ‘How can I fix this?'” Ball says. “So, at age 18, I started researching and reading and did some small-scale backyard farming.”

That first backyard garden kicked off a journey that would lead Ball to become a farmer at the young age of 18, eventually buying his own piece of land in Sumpter Township

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School nutrition trending: K-12 gets ready for the fall;

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In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular K-12 Food Management articles, K-12 gets ready for the fall ranked as the week’s top story. Despite general anticipation of a full return to in-person classes, K-12 meal programs will be challenged by labor issues and making up for the financial shortfalls of the past year. One question facing K-12 meal programs is how much customized and higher-end service stations can be maintained this fall given labor and continuing safety issues. Pictured is a make-your-own oatmeal station at the Grant County School District in Kentucky in 2019. Among other stories

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