When Life Gives You Lemons

February 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm Leave a comment

Who’s in the mood for lemonade in the middle of winter? Not me.

So what am I supposed to do with the 10 lemons that I have from the produce co-op? I had 5 and my mom gave me more before she left town a couple of days ago.

Lemonade is really a summertime drink, isn’t it. So what is wintery? Getting fat, that’s what.

I looked in the back of my Better Homes & Gardens cookbook under ‘lemon’ and came across some lemon-pistachio biscotti. I don’t have any pistachios, or nuts of any kind for that matter, but I figured we could skip them and just make lemon biscotti. Dig was a great helper in the kitchen, scooping and pouring sugar and flour into the mixing bowl. He had a great time. 3 lemons down, 7 to go.

I have often missed the lemon curd on toast that was readily available at the Robinson’s house in England. The Robinson’s were the most lovely family that let me live with them for 2 six-month stints in England and became like a family to me. Every time Jonathan and I have gone back, they are at the top of our list of people to spend time with. I have purchased lemon curd from World Market before, but at around $5 for a small jar it has been years since I even considered buying it again.

So 6 lemons when into a big bowl of lemon curd. I will split it up and freeze 2 thirds of it and keep 1 third in the fridge to use over the next week.

Only 1 lemon left, but I think I should be done baking for the day – I need to focus on cleaning up the big mess instead… Come to think of it, lemon is a great cleaning agent, perhaps I will use it to clean my counters.


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