March is the worst month of the year for produce. Too early for fresh local, too late for local fall harvest (like turnips, carrots, potatoes…), and just plain blah for anything coming as far as Mexico, Costa Rica and other sunny regions. Uninspiring to say the least–but soon there will be hints of spring and all that our growing season has to offer. I for one can HARDLY wait!
Here is a good one to make with frozen berries–if you are lucky to have any left in your freezer from your own harvest, or a package from the freezer section at the grocery store–either will work, and I promise will leave you longing for warmer days!
5 1/2 cups mixed berries fresh or frozen (any combination will do)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
Toss these ingredients together in a 9×13 pan and dot with butter.
1 1/2 flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Cut in 6 tbsp butter (just over 1/4 cup, but not quite 1/3…) with pastry cutter until crumbly.
Add 1/3 cup milk and mix until just combined. Spoon over berries.
Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.