When Life Hands You (Meyer) Lemons

…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


Now is the perfect time to revel in the fragrant fruit and sweet flavor of Meyer lemons....more

How to Make Limoncello

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
Hi Cheryl, this recipe looks fabulous! I LOVE limoncello, so I am going to give your recipe a ...more

When Life Gives You Lemons

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. ...more

Meyer Lemon Madeleines

  Thursday, March 10, 2011 Meyer Lemon Madeleine's ...more

That Meyer lemon curd sound fabulous. Yum!

Contributing Editor Karen Ballum also blogs ...more

Meyer Lemon Curd Shortcakes with Orange Flower Water Glaze and Fresh Fruit

 Every month or so, I do a "recipe swap" on my blog, and this is the most recent result!Meyer Lemon Curd Shortcakes with Orange Flower Water Glaze and Fresh Fruit ...more

The Heart Breaker

So I woke up this morning - yep believe it or not. I did it. That was a high point during the day. ...more

Thanks ladies!
I have a few lemons left, a tart might be in order!

Michelle Stiles writes ...more

What's the Big Deal About Meyer Lemons?

"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. ...more
Anyone who has cooked with them does not need to ask the question. Love them, and I am so glad ...more

Quenching Summer Thirst

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? ...more