Lavender Lemonade

I'm hooked on lavender and especially lavender lemonadeStop on by my blog for this easy recipe

The Chef's Favorite Lemon Tart

We most often serve this with a mixture of seasonal berries and lightly whipped cream. You can substitute a simple raspberry sauce made from frozen raspberries if it is not fresh berry season.” ~ Ben and Karen Barker...more

Lemony Fresh

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Citrus from home, #1

I felt better after taking some medicine for my migraine and a nap.  I started working on some of the citrus that I brought back from visiting family in Central Florida.The fruit came from the yards of my brothers' homes.  Tangerines and grapefruit from one yard; lemons and honeybells from another.  Also some oranges from an abandoned lot.I began processing the lemons this evening.  I juiced quite a few and started cleaning the peel for candied lemon peel.  I will relate a full recipe after I have made a batch or two and know what I'm doing....more

Limequat Marmalade

The back porch calls my name on these hot Summer days and the last thing I want to do is cook. But with all the delights of farmer's markets and goodies from my neighbors, I feel guilty not indulging a little. A dear friend gave me these limequats from her tree in Phoenix. Aren't they gorgeous?!...more
Hi there, love that you've made this Limequat marmalade.  I have a Limequat tree in a pot ...more

When Life gives you Lemons



I've got a bunch of great emails lately.First was when I won this:...more


Lemons... One good thing about winter is citrus and this year one...more

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

When I’m not cooking, reading is one of my favorite pastimes. Lately, with the brutal Texas heat that we’ve been experiencing, I can be found under my patio in the afternoons with a few good books and a refreshing glass of ice-cold lemonade. The key to a great glass of lemonade is first creating a simple syrup. A simple syrup is made by dissolving sugar into heated water....more

A Gift of a Salad: Preserved Lemon and Cantaloupe Salad

The salad was so refreshing and interesting that I made more of it for my lunch the next day, this time with the addition of feta cheese. The result is like the recently popular feta and watermelon combo out on a date with a classic Greek salad....more
be careful of the cantaloupes... not sure where you live, but 16 people across the USA have died ...more