Another Wednesday another wintery wetland here in NYC. I mean honestly, this weather is like Anne Hathaway at last year's oscars… Les Miz.

The only thing worse than the perpetual precipitation of winter, is the knowledge that we are still over a month away from spring. That is two fort nights folks! So when life gives you an extra long winter, take my advice and make Ina's berry crumb bars.

Ina's recipe (found in this book) calls for raspberry jam rather than fresh harvested berries - which makes this recipe winter weather proof.