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Michigan blueberry cooking classes come to Birmingham

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

For blueberry enthusiasts across southeast Michigan, a cooking class focusing all on blueberries is taking place this Thursday in Birmingham. Instructor Chef Pam Gustairs dropped by the Fox 2 cooking school to show us what you can expect to make in the class.

In this class you will celebrate the beauty and freshness of home-grown blueberries available in Michigan from mid-July through September. Blueberries are a healthy fruit that can be used to create fabulous appetizers, salads, main courses, side dishes, desserts and more. Join us as we explore the versatility of blueberries when we prepare: Blueberry Compote over Goat Cheese; Blueberry Lemon Bars; a Blueberry Coffee Cake; Chicken with Ginger-Spice Blueberry Compote and more.

The class will take place on Thursday June 28th from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. at The Community House in Birmingham.

Register for classes by calling 248-644-5832, or online at www.tchserves.org.

Blueberry Compote over Goat Cheese on Crostini
Serves 10 as an appetizer

2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons orange zest
2 teaspoons orange juice
3 ounces goat cheese, softened
20 slices crostini

Directions:
1.    Combine one cup of blueberries, water, sugar, orange juice and orange zest in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
2.    Add the rest of the blueberries and cook for 8 minutes more, stirring frequently.
3.    Spread softened goat cheese over crostini.
4.    Drizzle warm blueberry compote over goat cheese and serve.

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