Blueberry Lime Torte

Blueberry Lime Torte

I’ve cleaned off my blueberry bushes at home and like a shark with the taste of blood I needed MORE.  Blueberries are best in season (what isn’t?) but they also freeze really well.  They thaw a bit mushy, but are still perfect for smoothies, baking, compote or simply on plain yogurt.  I found an organic farm in Richmond that had the big, sweet, Blue Crop variety for a mere $1.50/lb.  It was near the river where I went blackberry picking and they had a cool old homemade machine they used to pick through the berries (which I found strangely endearing).

 While most of the 40 lbs of berries I bought were simply washed and zipped up in freezer bags for the rest of the year, I did find time to convert my old fav, the Plum Torte, into a Blueberry Lime Torte.

 To make, follow the recipe instructions for the Plum Torte here and simply swap blueberries for plums and add the juice and zest of one lime.

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  1. Bren
    BrenAugust 12,10

    I LOVE recipes and this one looks fabulous… thank you for sharing Stevie!!!!

  2. Tosha
    ToshaAugust 12,10

    40lbs of berries? Yummy! the torte looks delicious too.

  3. melanie watts
    melanie wattsAugust 12,10

    I’ve been doing similar things with my blueberries , freezing them and making pies with the rest.

  4. meemsnyc
    meemsnycAugust 12,10

    Oh my, how I love blueberries. Thanks for the torte recipe.

  5. Aaerlon
    AaerlonAugust 12,10

    Yum, blueberries. BC is crazy about it’s berries!

    I didn’t have too much trouble with the Lithops. I would definitely suggest giving them a try. Seeds for specific varieties can be a bit pricey but they’re cheap if you get a mix. I looked on ebay. They’re just so adorable. I might even get a flower next year!

  6. Autumn Belle
    Autumn BelleAugust 13,10

    Wow, that’s a lot of blueberries. I have never eaten fresh ones, only preserved blueberries in jams and my favourite is blueberry cheesecake.

    • Stevie
      StevieAugust 13,10

      You’ve NEVER eaten fresh blueberries? Now I want to send you some!

  7. Priscilla Prince
    Priscilla PrinceAugust 13,10

    Yummy we love Blueberries! Fresh is always the best especially when sweet. Have you ever made Blueberry Jam? I never made preserves or jam and would like to someday. A bath canner is on my Christmas wishlist!

  8. Laura
    LauraAugust 13,10

    The blueberry farm I frequent has one of those shaking belts! They say it help shake loose the stems and do a basic cleaning. I have an urgent need to get back out to the farm. I’ve been raiding the frozen berries lately, and honestly I’d much rather eat them fresh while they are in season! Great post! Your making me drool over that torte!

  9. yummy supper
    yummy supperAugust 13,10

    Forty pounds of fresh blueberries!!! I am so jealous. And your idea for a blueberry torte with lime sounds divine.

  10. Dan
    DanAugust 13,10

    That’s alot of blueberries! We are big fans of the wild ones from northern ontario, they are so good.

  11. Grace
    GraceAugust 14,10

    Ha, ha. That conveyor belt berry sorter thingie is a great tool but if you’re forced to stare at it, you’ll get nauseous. I speak from experience having used one several years ago.

    Blueberries are the best. I love them too. This recipe looks delicious.

  12. zora naki
    zora nakiAugust 16,10

    Looks delicious! Where’s the farm in Richmond? I’m tired of trekking to Abbotsford.

    • Stevie
      StevieAugust 16,10

      Hi Zora,

      It’s at 12120 No. 5 Road, Richmond (Steveston & No. 5 Road, close to the River). Call first: 604-241-8898.


  13. Kat
    KatAugust 16,10

    Oh my that looks fabulous. I love blueberries and $1.50 a pound is a steal. Here it’s almost $3 for less than a pint size container. You are so lucky. Yum.

  14. Robert
    RobertJanuary 20,14

    I am in China, blueberries in China price is not low but the taste is very good I like

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