It is spring and our lemon tree is loaded with lemons.
Lemons are a very versatile fruit - you can drink it, make it into jams and spreads, cook with it - both sweet and savoury, use it for medicinal purposes, and even use it for cleaning! (try it out in your bathroom)
Do you remember as a child writing secret notes with lemon juice that only reveal themselves when heat is applied?
This time of year with our family love lemon butter and lemon meringue pie. Delicious!!
Shall we have fresh baked scones with that lemon butter? And sit out on the patio in the morning sunshine?
First you need lemons - fresh from the tree
Then the ingredients -
Juice of 3 lemons & finely grated rind
500gm (1 lb) white sugar
250gm (1/2 lb) butter
4 eggs, plus 2 yolks, well beaten together.
Place all in a large bowl, standing in pan of boiling water on the stove. Stir constantly until consistency of honey, but do not allow to boil. (about half an hour approx)
Bottle, and keep in fridge.
Then some fresh made scones, and some pretty china, and a nice place to sit.
These colourful little daisies come from a bush in my garden which has flowers on it just about all year round. The lovely little glass jar I have put them in is actually an antique mustard pot from a cruet set that belonged to my grandmother.
And here is the lemon meringue pie - it is a family favourite. I have always loved it. My mother brought me in a piece when I was in hospital when my eldest son was born. It is his favourite, and now his eldest nearly six years old little boy loves it too!
Do you have a lemon tree? Do you make lemon butter? or lemon meringue pie?
Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a wonderful week.
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