…Make Lemon Cake!The rental place I’ve moved into has a meyer lemon tree, which is going great guns at the moment. I have lemons coming out of my ears, even after I’ve given bags of them away to the neighbours.As a result I've been experimenting with all thngs lemon-flavoured, particularly lemon cakes.Here are two of the recipes....more
I was inspired after reading a post on making limoncello by a fellow food blogger Heather, of Voodoo & Sauce. I had toyed with the idea when I would look at the copious amounts of Meyer lemons in my fridge twice a year. My little trees are very fertile! Most recipes call for just the zest of the lemon, but to be honest I was just too lazy to zest all those lemons. Heather’s recipe just cut the lemons in quarters and plopped them into the booze. Yep, a recipe I could really appreciate....more
When a friend recently dropped off a grocery bag filled with perfectly ripe Meyer lemons, I knew I had to get busy in the kitchen turning them into something amazing. Since there were so many lemons I wanted to incorporate them in every meal. First up, lemon pancakes with lemon curd on top.
"I have a friend who doesn't think much of Meyer lemons. He doesn't understand what all the fuss is about. For this I'm going to forgive him. It doesn't matter that he has a James Beard Award; we all have our blind spots. I personally don't understand how anyone could ever like liver, and I don't understand how anyone could not appreciate the sweet-tart flavor with mysterious, floral subnotes of a Meyer lemon." ~ So writes Tea Austen from the food blog Tea & Cookies.
Summer heat creates summer thirst. With meyer lemons hanging on the trees in San Diego, my new favorite drink is a simple one -- ice water with a healthy squeeze of meyer lemon juice. The water is good for me and the lemon is a little tart, a little sweet and adds just enough kick to make me smile -- and most important, quench my thirst on a sultry afternoon.
What are your favorite thirst quenchers?