Tuesday, January 24, 2012

When Life Gives you Lemons...


...make lemon curd.  
It's too cold for lemonade.
My friend Noelle brought back a suitcase of Meyer lemons from her tree in Palm Desert.
Yes, I'm serious.


Just to put the size of these lovelies into perspective.


we zested...



We juiced..


...we went through what I'd call a fairly disgusting amount of eggs...


...and came out with this.
Seriously, it was two jars.
OK, we made about 4 jars total, but one batch I ruined by using salted butter by mistake.


Noelle left me four lemons and half a grapefruit (also from her tree), 
so I began a two day process of making marmalade.


If it turns out, I'll post about it and send one of you a jar.
If you like marmalade that is.
It's not for everyone.
Yes, Dad, I'll save a jar for you.

19 comments:

Tom Stephenson said...

Either your girl's got a very small head, or they are very large lemons - I can't decide which idea I like the most. Please send me a bottle of lemon curd - I love it... pretty please?

oldgreymare said...

yes please..I am a marmalade addict on the perfect slice of bread that is. :D
xx
z

Razmataz said...

Wow, I didn't know Meyer lemons were that massive...and having just done my Nexus interview, I would NEVER try and smuggle lemons across the border..they put the fear of God into me....but how nice that your friend is gutsy and you now have lovely lemon curd. Although I would love a jar of marmalade, I made a huge batch this year....so don;t count me in...more chances for Tom to win.

Auntie Bliss said...

I AIN'T NEVER seen lemons that big!!!
People keep talking about Meyer lemons...our groceries don't say the name of the lemons? I want some toooo!

Jodie (aka mummaducka) said...

I just loove lemon butter and make it to sell at the schools spring fair. Wow it uses a huuuuge quantity if you want to keep it spreadable! I had someone tell me that they had it in the fridge for 4 months and then opened it and it was perfect. I always thought you had to use it really quickly. I don't put zest in mine and it seems to be still be very appealing and I use salted butter, I'll try with unsalted next time.

Victoria said...

Deliciousness...that brings back memories of my home land....growing up in England...lemon curd tarts were a favourite in our home.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

The sunshine lemon photos were the best! You can't help but smile at a big lemon...
unless you are trying to make jars of lemon curd :-)

julieann said...

It all looks so yummy but I just cant get over that beautiful girl of yours WOWY ZOWY!!
She is getting big and what cutie...
I love lemon curd.. Put it on my sons sandwich for school today..
I would think it is hard to make.. But you.. well you can do it all.
:)

Edins House said...

Looks amazing! And the marmalade sounds wonderful ;-)
Victoria

kpaints said...

I never knew they were that huge! It's amazing! What a gorgeous daughter...

Mystica said...

Love both the lemon curd and the marmalade but you can't send to Sri Lanka so I will drool over the photos instead!

Janet D. said...

Your daughter is adorable. I love lemon - anything! Love your blog too - the stories and photos are amazing. Thank you for sharing!

Loribeth said...

I absolutely love lemon curd! I've thought about making it myself, but I've never actually done it. I have a lot of jars saved though for when I finally do try to make it.

Firefly Hill said...

your girl is adorable!

Morgan said...

YUM

Nicole said...

Are you sharing your recipe? I just found out I have a meyer lemon tree in our house and looking for ideas.

Thank you,
Nicole
PS: Would also love to try your marmalade.

Pinecone Camp said...

I was waiting for you to post this! Lemon curd is so good, but it does use a lot of eggs, doesn't it. We should get together and bake one of these days!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Don't know much about lemon curd , but this child is so precious!
Robyn

c and d said...

oh my. i love lemon curd. it looks amazing...damn you're good. xo