Find a fresh lemon. Wash it, dry it, and slice it open. . . . Breathe deeply! Take several slices from that lemon and put it into a glass of ice cold water. . . drink up! (yup – this is the hard stuff around here!)
If that doesn’t do it for you, then try making some lemon curd.
What’s that you say? You’ve never heard of – or had Lemon Curd?!!!!
Oh, you will kick yourself when you find out what you have been missing! (Please capture the kicking of self on video and send me a copy – I could use a good laugh!)
You may have seen jars of this stuff on shelves of specialty shops, or in your grocery store. They may be labeled ‘Lemon Curd’ – but once you have had it fresh – and find out how easy it is to make it, you will never buy the imposters off the shelf again.
How do I serve it? you ask –
The traditional way is to serve it with cream scones, or on toast. Try it on biscuits, waffles, crepes, as a filling for white or yellow cakes, piped into cupcakes, spread on a tart pastry and topped with fresh berries and whipped cream . . . . or my favorite way – on a spoon – and right into the mouth!
However you use it, don’t deny yourself a spoonful of sunshine any longer. Mix up a batch and save a little to share with a friend!
For my friends who have come from across the pond, hope this takes you home – if for just a bit!
Here’s my recipe. . . .