Look for fresh blueberries that are firm, dry, plump and smooth-skinned and relatively free from leaves and stems. Berries should be deep purple-blue to blue-black; reddish berries aren’t ripe, but may be used in cooking.
"Berries add such wonderful flavor to recipes," notes Paula Marchesi of Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania. "This moist roast is perfect for special dinners. Slices are particularly tasty when served with the cooking juices."
Here's a versatile dumpling recipe that's excellent for dessert or as a sweet breakfast sprinkled with whole grain cereal. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits, and this dish is a fantastic way to enjoy them.