This is my story and I’m sticking to it —- as the song goes. I love laying (or is it lying?) in my bathtub, better known as my think tank. I should clarify I have a regular size tub; so I have devised a pretzel leg position which allows me to submerge my head. Please do not try to envision me in pretzel mode naked in the tub. If you must do a bit of envisioning to get in the mood, then encase me in a one piece black swim suit with LOTS of spandex. Or better yet use a mental photoshop app.
Moving along —- out of the blue, blueberries made an entrance on my consciousness screen. Yes I deliberately chose ‘out of the blue,’ instead of simply saying ‘suddenly’ because one, it communicated what I intended. Secondly, it borders on the edge of a lame pun. I’m quite fond of lame puns.
My mind hopped sideways and I found myself wondering what the meaning of the color blue was? Or orange? Or pink? Once I was out and properly dried, powdered and lathered with lotion, I began my research, picking blue as the subject of my first color journey. Yes, I know you know and I know you know I merely consulted Mr. Google. I discovered blue is a cool and calming color showing intelligence and creativity. It also symbolizes strength, wisdom and loyalty. Hence it is generously used for corporate logos, advertising and business suits for politicians.
I’ve never been particularly fond of the color blue for clothing or décor in the past. But the last few years I’ve begun wearing blue more often. Does that mean I’m morphing into a calmer, wiser person? I hope it doesn’t mean I’m becoming more boring. When it comes to color, I find men are excessively boring. Sorry guys. I’ve never ever ever ever met a man who professed their favorite color was anything other than blue. Come on now. So many choices. Yet men don’t even take time to think about it. Their response is instant. If I am asked that question, my face gets a faraway look while I’m rifling thru color chips in my mind. My favorite color varies depending on where the color is going to be located — if it’s the color of my bedroom—no—-if it’s a plant for my garden—-yes.
Blue isn’t a prevalent color in the food world. Blueberries instantly come to mind, but other than that????? Notice we are full circle back to my original vision in the bathtub. So since this is a form of a food blog and it is tis the season for blueberries, I decided to feature blue berry recipes. But first I’m sharing with you some of the many places in our lives where blue shows up.
The Blue Booby
A Blue Whale in Blue Water
The Search for the Perfect Blue Rose
Once in a Blue Moon
Singing the Blues
Blue Suede Shoes
I had to add this by Doug Hammack—- Waiting for Sex and Feeling Blue
Picasso’s Blue Period
Feeling Blue — other than waiting for sex
Blue Sky — Of course
Now to the gist of the blog —— BLUEBERRIES!!!! Yum.
https://www.jocooks.com/?s=blueberry+goat+cheese Blueberry Empanadas
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/blueberry-peach-crumble-pie-recipe/ Blueberry Peach Crumble Pie