Friday, September 26, 2008

blueberry comfort and health...

So sorry I have been lax in my blog posts this week.
I sustained a back injury (not too bad, not to worry) and needed to take time to rest and see my Chiropractor and massage therapist each day.

As an adjunct to this therapy have been trying to eat healthy, yet comforting foods as I recover.
My favorite new breakfast comes from a neighbor that brought me several jars of Lime Curd and an assortment teas from her recent trip to England. She came by one morning and made me tea and toast of 9-grain bread slathered in Lime Curd and literally covered in fresh blueberries. I was so surprised by this simple combination of flavors that changed this healthful bread into a party…
In a word, it was marvelous…!

In 2005, blueberries have been categorized as a superfruit, having the favorable combination of nutrient richness, antioxidant strength, emerging research evidence for health benefits.
A superfruit, refers to a fruit which combines exceptional nutrient richness and antioxidant quality with appealing taste.

And appealing, it was. The citrus of the Lime Curd combined with the soft-blue sweetness of the right off the farm blueberries and the crunch of the grains in the toasted bread made an unusual and welcome new taste that I want to have often as a petit-dejeuner.

And having a a pile of sweet superfruit each day certainly can not help but aid in my road back to strength and health.


A Brush with Color said...

Good for you eating healthy things that taste good, too! Here's hoping your back feels better very soon! That sounds painful. I love the combination of lime/blueberries--I'll have to try that. The Lime Curd sounds yummy! Thanks for a great idea--the photos are very tempting.

SLM said...

A timely post. We were looking for lemon curd at the supermarket today, but didn't know where it would be. We checked the spice section (unlikely since I figured it had a texture something like pudding), the baking section, and the juice section. I never thought of the jam/jelly section! I'll go back tomorrow.

feasting-on-pixels (terrie) said...

Salut Sue merci for your note.
I so appreciate your support.
Glad you are home for a bit as I am sure you are so glad to be at home.
Hope you try this new taste,
lovely for petit dejéuner or with afternoon thé...bon appetit...!

Salut slm...Look for LIME curd...lemon is a bit easier to find, I have seen lemon..lime, not so much.
I found one today at my local Euromart by a brand called Dickinsons, it said on cap that also available online,
Hope that this helps.

Anonymous said...

I do hope that you're feeling much better and the prescribed therapy...including your deliciously prepared healthy working it's magic.

I do so enjoy reading all your posts and viewing your inspiring photography!!! Always something new to ponder upon :)

take care my friend!

Camera Crazy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your back bothering you--maybe all the work in le chambre? The blueberries look wonderful. Have you heard that beets are the new spinach? I'm not a big believer in all the designations about food as they are always changing but I do agree that blueberries are yummy!