Spring fever has set in. I’m taunted by a day of warm weather, followed by cold dreary rain and fog. When will it end?!? I need sunshine, continual sunshine. I need to see green when I walk outside. I need shorts.
One way to combat the feeling of endless waiting for sandals and daffodils, is to eat warm-weather foods like berries! The only problem is pesticide-free berries cost $8 a pint right now. I just can’t bring myself to pay that, no matter now badly I NEED them.
The answer? Frozen berries. Frozen fruits and veggies are picked in the peak of their season and frozen quickly to retain flavor and nutrients. Plus, frozen fruit is a fraction of the cost and bakes just as well as fresh fruit.
I use frozen berries and citrus zest anytime I get a bad case of spring fever. The bright poppy flavors in these blondies remind me that soon enough, I will be trouncing through the berry patch swinging my little basket and humming a merry tune! Um, I mean the KIDS will be doing that and I will be maturely watching from the sidelines…not skipping.
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson
Measure both sugars and the butter and melt together until the brown sugar is mostly melted. (You can do this in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or on stovetop.)
Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and lemon zest together.
Add the melted sugar mixture and stir.
Then add the eggs and vanilla—stir well.
Press the mixture into a greased 9 X 13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle the white chocolate chips over the top.
Then toss the blueberries with 1 tablespoon of flour and sprinkle them over the top.
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