Thursday, March 1, 2012

LEMON LOVE


I clearly have a love affair with lemons.  I ask for double lemon with my water, when I really want triple lemon.  A saucer of lemon is worthy of a larger tip.  I put lemon on just about everything I eat or drink.  I quilt lemons, I paint lemons.  I love the color, the smell, the shape.....I LOVE LEMON!!!



So when I was handed a bag full of lemons from a neighbors tree the other day I could barely speak.  And apparently these weren't the standard run of the mill, but Meyer lemons!  I had to google to find out what I have been missing.  Wikipedia says the Meyer lemon: is a citrus fruit native to China thought to be a cross between a true lemon and either a mandarin or common orange.   The skin is fragrant and thin, coloured a deep yellow with a slight orange tint when ripe. Meyer lemon fruits have a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common Lisbon or Eureka grocery store lemon varieties.  So I climbed out from under the rock I must have been living under and dusted my newly educated self off.


We are not dessert people but I figured I could make something desserty to take to a gathering.  I pulled out some very old recipes to see what I could make based on ingredients at hand.  My lemon bar recipe was so old it called for OLEO!!!  Seriously.  So back to google I went (google might be a close second to lemon love for me) and I found this:





I am here to tell you EVERYONE loved these.  I didn't have a chance to take a photo before they were devoured, but the photos provided by Kitchen Runway are what convinced me to try this recipe.  Now I need to trade my orange tree for a Meyer lemon tree!  They really are this beautiful yellow orange color.  Can you blame me?


5 comments:

  1. I love the Meyer lemons too! Meyer Marmalade is the best :)

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  2. I bought a bag of these last week to make homemade lemonade with. They were wonderful.

    what a nice little gift!

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  3. Meyer lemons are the best! So much nicer than ordinary lemons. We have a tree in our backyard. Now I have the brownist thumb in the world but our Meyer lemon tree is bountiful with lemons almost our year round. It thrives on neglect, which is just as well. :)

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  4. So glad you discovered them! My sis-in-law has a little Meyer lemon bush on her balcony. I had no idea anyone but me put lemon on everything. Ever squeezed it on a hot roll with melty butter? Oh my.

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  5. Oh my, I see I'm in good company. Marmalade? Lemonade? And lemon and butter on a hot roll? Be still my heart.

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