Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

May 22, 2016

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Can the weather have multiple personality disorder?  We had frost last week, shorts weather over the weekend and next week will plunge back to highs of 50-something. I am going to stop trying to plan planning and just keep Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles in the freezer!   But summer will come—and I’m determined to take full advantage!                 … Continue reading

Mar 7, 2014

Homemade Meyer Lemon Curd (with Printable Labels)

A few weeks ago my produce buying club had a deal on Meyer Lemons–I took this as a sign.  You see for a whole year I had been thinking about making Meyer Lemon curd.  Yes, this was clearly meant to be!   It started when a couple of my blogging friends (Karis & Abby) made orange curd.  They both did … Continue reading

Crepes with lemon curd and mascarpone, served

Mar 4, 2014

Crepes with Lemon Curd and Mascarpone

This recipe was a complete afterthought.  I woke up this morning to the news that it was National Pancake Day (aka Fat Tuesday) and was taken aback. Right now it looks more like Christmas!  But didn’t I say last year that I wasn’t going to miss it again?  So I pulled myself together and at the last minute, made Crepes … Continue reading

Filling jar with lemons and salt

Feb 24, 2014

Preserved Lemons

I just began my second batch of preserved lemons.  The first was started right before Thanksgiving, aged a month, then quickly began to disappear. Preserved lemons are salty, lemony, flavor bombs that can rev up a bland dish and give it some exotic nuance. According to Wikipedia: Preserved lemon or lemon pickle is a condiment that is common in Indian … Continue reading

Couscous closeup

Feb 20, 2014

Israeli Couscous with Butternut Squash & Preserved Lemon

They say that necessity is the mother of invention.  And perhaps the mother of internet searches as well–which is how I ended up making Israeli Couscous with Butternut Squash & Preserved Lemon, from David Lebovitz. It all started, well…, so long ago I don’t remember.   I tasted preserved lemon in a dish and it was magical.  Who would have thought … Continue reading

Honey, ginger, lemon tea served

Nov 17, 2013

(Lime or) Lemon, Ginger Honey in a Jar

A couple months ago, I saw this recipe for a lemon ginger honey tea “mix” and it fascinated me.  It was an easy recipe that you make once, store in the refrigerator, then scoop from anytime you want a nice cup of lemon, ginger, honey tea. Like, maybe, every day in the winter? Even the recipe is easy.  Slice lemons … Continue reading

Muffin Close Up

May 5, 2013

Blueberry Lemon Sugar Muffins

Have you read the good press about blueberries?  Loaded with antioxidants, studies have shown that blueberries may improve memory, blood pressure, cholesterol and more.  A while back, I put them on my list of things to eat more often, then made blueberry muffins and bought blueberry jam.  After which my kids announced that they hate blueberry jam. And that is … Continue reading

Lemon Lavender Shortbread

Sep 15, 2012

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Inspiration can be surprising and happy–and years in the making.  Even for something simple like a (Lemon Lavender Shortbread) cookie. This particular idea began two summers ago, when my oldest had a summer job at a natural restaurant (the Wild Tomato) in a local tourist town.   One day, after a lovely summer lunch, we I split a lemon lavender cupcake … Continue reading

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Jun 4, 2011

Lo-Cal Summer Beverages: Homemade Lemonade

I spent years as a Diet Coke Addict. In the early days, I had many food vices, but as coffee, wine and chocolate became healthy, it was all I had left. Now even that is gone; you see… I have given it up. Trouble is, I still relish the flavor. I know how the ex-smoker feels. Plain old ordinary water … Continue reading