Lemons Are The New Lemonade!

I am not one to complain about the weather. Being raised in Northern California, the good days definitely outweighed the bad. Considering I did not move to the East Coast until I was 26, the majority of my life has been surrounded by much better weather than not. It's a source of endless conversation, but I had not been obsessed with trying to figure it out, that is until this year...

This is not news to most of the country, but I have to say it one more time: this winter was (it is past tense now, right?) simply brutal! It was relentlessly relentless! Everyone seemed to be in a bad mood. I'm getting in a bad mood just thinking about it again. I walked with my head down to avoid looking at "it" directly in the eye. I discovered what I needed to do to distract myself—working out, staying home with my dogs, and catching up on quality TV and movies. I missed walking just to walk, instead of hiking across Switzerland-esque snow banks or wading through Great Lake-sized slush pools. Its severity made me feel trapped, stuck, and stuck internally. With not much light outside (or heat), it was difficult to focus on the bakery's life or my personal life. The dead of winter? Yeah, I get it! I totally get it….

Thankfully, there was a refreshing idea that kept blinking like a light bulb. Oddly, it was a lemon of an idea. Every so often a customer would inquire about our Lemon Blondies. When are they coming back? They're my new favorite! This little gem of golden light would pop into my head. It seemed warm, sunny, and ironically, sweet, even sweeter when I added in those white chocolate chips. Now I was missing them too! THAT is the perfect answer to combat my winter's discontent.

So I'm happy to say—I'm kicking off Spring by bringing back the zesty zing of our Lemon White Chip Blondie starting today! Whatever April showers are in store, I say, "So what!" Spring has sprung at The Protein Bakery! We invite you to partake in a celebration of lemon sunshine. Its flavors will fill our kitchen and our Sweet Spot. To shake off the winter blues, I'm putting these sunny seasonal treats on sale. No discount code for 10% off necessary until 4/20! Hmmmm...420. That number deserves some good munchies.

I hope Spring and Summer behave themselves. It's time to relaxed and chill out (the right way). The bakery wants to provide a little extra sunshine with our lemon of an idea. Sweet and sour in the perfect balance makes for the perfect treat. And adding balance to your life is the perfect way to treat yourselves better. …But keep our Lemon Blondie treats on hand. 'Cause they make everything sweeter.
Stephen Charles Lincoln