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image from farm6.static.flickr.com The road sides of New Brunswick were lush with lupine. Pretty yellow flowers of the rapeseed plant bloomed brilliant on Prince Edward Island.  Throughout the rock strewn landscape of Cape Breton blueberries abound. 

A gale blew on our second night the in the Celtic heart of North America.  A steamy Blueberry Grunt took off the chill.

Heat blueberries, water and Orange Vanilla Sugar slowly until blueberries begin to soften, then bring to a boil.  Simmer gently (5 minutes) while making dumplings.


Sift together Butter Cookie Mix, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in butter and add enough milk to make a soft dough.  Drop dumpling dough, by the tablespoonful, onto hot berries.  Cover tightly and cook 15 minutes without raising lid.  Dumplings will double in size. Serve hot, spooning sauce over dumplings, and top with cream.

The grunting noises of the dumplings as they bubble in the pot is where the crazy name comes from.

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Photo Credit:  Tom MacDonald

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