blueberry squares

blueberry squares // movita beaucoup

2.0 has a routine when we go to visit his mummy, Jackie, by the ocean. As soon as we arrive, 2.0 runs to the washroom yelling, “why did you let me drink all that coffee before the drive?” Jackie shakes her head. 2.0 pillages Jackie’s refrigerator for snacks. 2.0 tells his mother that he is very hungry because I never feed him. 2.0 does some chores on the property, running back into the house on occasion to tell his mother about how he’s still hungry because I won’t let him eat breakfast. Or lunch. Or anything he likes, really. Jackie says that it must be horrible to live with me. He nods, and then runs away before I can punch him in the throat.

As mentioned previously, the recipes that I find at Jackie’s house are really just shopping lists. This is because in the days of yore, people didn’t need instructions. (They didn’t have reality tv back then, so people were smarter.) As I write the shopping lists down, I ask Jackie how she prepares them, and she gives me some notes on procedure. I always try to find out where the recipe concept came from originally. Jackie will say, oh, that was so-and-so from such-and-such a place. But she’ll use the actual names and stuff. So when I asked about this particular recipe, she told me it came from Aggie Donovan. For a long time, 2.0 and his family lived in Ingonish, which is in Cape Breton. That’s where they met Aggie. Aggie was 2.0’s grade 2 teacher, which means she would have had the pleasure of seeing 2.0 when he had bangs.

blueberry squares // movita beaucoup

When I tested the recipe for these squares, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew that 2.0 had always loved them, but he described them very vaguely. He failed to mention the meringue topping, so I’ll tell you about it right away: there’s a brown sugar meringue topping. He didn’t mention that the base of the square is thin and caky, and that the whole thing tastes light and airy – no one flavour dominates this tasty little ditty. 2.0 also failed to mention that these squares are so light and airy that you could probably eat the whole pan by yourself in under 15 minutes.

blueberry squares // movita beaucoup

Of course, he also neglected to mention that he had bangs back in day, so…

. . .

I no longer blog about food. But don’t fret!

You can find the recipe for these Blueberry Squares in this ebook:

crappiest cookbook vol. 2 // movita beaucoup


  1. emmalina73 on October 13, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I stopped reading after ‘brown sugar meringue topping’, was there anything important after that point?

    I’m now off to plan an international voyage for my entire family so that I eat my blueberry squares in peace. And I said no more baking until I move…mwhahahahahahah, how naive could I be?

    • movita beaucoup on October 13, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      But these are EASY. So they don’t count as baking.

      I hope your family has fun in Sri Lanka!

  2. Pany on October 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    They look really good. They’ve now moved to the top of my weekend baking list. Nice blog.

    • movita beaucoup on October 13, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      Thanks! I can’t believe I made it to the top of the baking list. It’s like winning the lottery!

  3. jingersnaps on October 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Those look awesome. Definitely need to try that out one morning because my boyfriend is obsessively into blueberry-themed treats.

    • movita beaucoup on October 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      So, you’re thinking squares for breakfast? You’re just my kind of gal…

  4. frugalfeeding on October 13, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Amazing! It is just sooooo pretty! I’d definitely devour those! Great post from a great blogger!

  5. Ashley@BakerbyNature on October 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Like I stand a chance of not eating the whole dang tray in less than 5 hours!

    • movita beaucoup on October 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

      Blueberries are good for you. So, basically, you’re doing your body good by eating the whole tray.

      You have a lovely blog – I’ve just subscribed!

  6. Jen at The Three Little Piglets on October 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    When I’m alone? Man…I’ve got three kids! I don’t remember that last time I was alone…

    • movita beaucoup on October 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      Alright. Here’s what you do: you make two pans. The first pan is for the kids – you throw it into the rec room. They pounce on it like bears. While they are distracted, you take the other pan, lock yourself in a closet and eat in peace.

      I should run for office.

      • Jen Mom on July 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

        THis made me giggle. I needed it! Can’t wait to make these! They look scrumptuous… not to mention we just bought a house and I happen to have all the ingredients! Maybe I am inspired enough to make a blueberry muffin martini? What? at 12:00? JK?! Thanks for the recipe… and the entire blog for that matter. I am a stay at home mom and really appreciate the info and witty banter!

  7. bloomeveryday on October 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Wow – this looks so delicious. I love blueberries and I really love this recipe idea 🙂

  8. Cupcake Kat on October 15, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I’ve never seen squares like these before. They sound lovely

    • movita beaucoup on October 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      Oh, but they are! Make ’em. Make ’em now!

  9. realfunfood on October 18, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Ah these look fantastic. I made something kiiinda similar this summer, but it was with cherries and dark chocolate. Love this kinda thing!

    • movita beaucoup on October 18, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Me too – berries + sweet stuff = awesome!

  10. Sharon on October 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I came for the blueberry squares and stayed for the blog! So enjoyable. Subscribing immediately, and baking these when summer comes back around. xxxoo a new fan

    • movita beaucoup on October 18, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Sharon! You’ve made my day!

  11. movita beaucoup on June 2, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in October 2011. Happy baking!