When life gives you lemons…All things lemon on weekend meanderings. Including cookies, drinks, and more.
It has been a busy week here.
I made a scrumptious chocolate snack cake with my favorite frosting ever. Honestly, I do not even need to make the cake because my favorite part is the frosting.
Tuesday I went to High Point, NC, for the first time, and I wanted to buy everything I saw. Unfortunately, we only had time to visit 4 design centers/warehouses because we were on a tight schedule. Two had just received containers from Europe and there were bread boards, olive baskets, biscuit jars, mini-greenhouses, champagne buckets, thousands of leather bound books from an estate in the UK to name just a few of the items that caught my eye.
Our kitchen island and our new dining room table was delivered. They are safely stored in the garage until the kitchen is finished.
Then yesterday I posted Friday Favorites post where I shared some great books to add to your stack, some delicious recipes and a few articles that you might enjoy as well.
After that, I went to an amazing estate sale at a horse farm. I went to see the house and property and it did not disappoint. It was built in 1930 as a hunting lodge from a converted grist mill that was built in 1800. In addition to the house, it had its own pond, pool, putting green, gym, and barn for the horses.
Let’s Get to It
All Things Lemon…Weekend Meanderings
The blistering heat this week has me thinking of lazy days sipping lemonade on the porch reading a book and not doing much else.
I think Google and Pinterest were thinking the same because all week long lemon recipes, clothes, and quotes popped up on my feed. I took that as a sign and thought “all things lemon” would make a perfect post for today.
“The lemon is a round, vibrant fruit from the flowering plant family Rutaceae. Its scientific name is Citrus limon, and it’s native to North-Eastern India. This bright yellow citrus fruit possesses a distinctive sour taste due to its richness in citric acid”.(Source)
Lemons contains 31 mg of vitamin C, that is 51% of the reference daily intake (RDI).
They are high in fiber which is beneficial for digestive health and weight management.
Lemon Desserts & Drinks
Lemon loaf cake with lemon drizzle glaze is a great cake to have on hand. You can bake a couple and freeze them to serve with berries, glazed or even plain. This versatile loaf is delicious with coffee for breakfast, with a cup of tea for a snack or for dessert.
Don’t want to bake a lemon loaf from scratch, try this mix instead.
Lemons, raspberries and cheesecake! A delicious combination of the flavors of summer that will be the first dessert to go at your next bbq.
1 cup of water
11/2- 13/4 cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice
7-9 cups of water
1 handful of fresh basil
Place 1/2 basil in the bottom of a pitcher, muddle with a muddler to break it up a little and to release the flavor, add the water, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Mix well. At this point you can let it sit for a little while to let the flavors meld or you can pour into glasses and garnish with the other half of the basil and enjoy. You can make this as tart or as sweet as you would like by adjusting the simple syrup and the lemon juice. I personally like mine a little tart.
Savory Lemon Recipes
Preserved Lemons are a staple at our house and I use them in salads, tagine recipes and sometimes in baked goods too.
This chicken tagine with preserved lemons and olives recipe is one that I make often. You can find it here.
Creamy Lemon Pasta with Asparagus looks fresh and delicious. The recipe is from one of my all time favorite blogs The View from Great Island, Sue is an amazing baker, cook, photographer and blogger.
Lemon Scented Candles, Lotions and Perfume
Meyer Lemon Gift Crate makes a beautiful hostess gift or a gift for your own home.
Lemons at Home
Not into themed items than just add a pop of yellow to your table, with a pitcher, glasses, or plates.
I love these espadrilles.
That is it for weekend meanderings, I hope the you enjoyed all things lemon. Have a wonderful weekend my friends.