Sunday, July 12, 2015

Lemons and Eggs Create.......

We are so blessed to have lemons in season during the winter months when our bodies need that extra zap and zing from citrus to help fight the colds and flu.  Our lemon trees here are only producing a couple of fruit, so I was very excited when Pete came home from work during the week with 2 bags full of juicy lemons freshly picked!   We are further blessed that a couple of our hens are still laying ...... so I have an ample supply of eggs to go with the lemons .........
Lots of yummy lemon baking is taking place .......
Lemon Butter .... so quick and simple to make and it keeps in the fridge for about a month.  I like to just make one or two jars each time, but I'll be freezing some of the lemon juice so I can use it over the next few months ......
and an interesting new recipe for a self sauce lemon pudding - initially it looked like the sauce would be too thin, but it was just scrummy, especially with a bit of ice cream to go with it.

Today I made my first Lemon Meringue Pie, I've put off making one of these for years for one reason or another .... mostly it's a time thing..... it's a bit of a process by the time you make the pie crust from scratch, then the filling which had to chill for 3 hours ....... it finally came out ready for after dinner tonight looking great - but wow, it's rich!!  It's soooo big - I think it may have to go to work with me to share around!


On the crafting front, I've posted out my packages for the Christmas in July swap, but can't really show you those pics just yet till my swap person has received their package and opened it up.......
On the last section for the Rainbow Ripple and will be able to share the finished pics before too long I hope.  I've really tried to get moving on this project so my daughter would be able to use it this winter!   The blanket I started for our bed last year has hibernated for a number of months..... I've putlled it out a few times, but I'm not really happy with it ....... so I've decided I'll be frogging it and making up my own design.  I currently have 4 colours I'm using, but I may just pull in a 5th colour to spice it up a bit .......maybe........  I'm heading to Bendigo for the big Wool festival in a few days time, so I'll be going to the Bendi Wool Mills and deciding on a 5th colour while I'm there ..... hopefully I'll have made decisions on the pattern by then!
Happy Sunday everyone!

6 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

oh I'm coming for some lemon meringue pie.........my chooks are not laying at the moment...........

Debbie said...

Your pie looks so good! Lucky you to have lemon trees!

Helen said...

Yummy !!!! Looks delicious always makes me feel better when I visit your lovely blog Sharmayne :)

Jeanette said...

Love the lemon butter & the pie. I was quite sad when I used up the bush lemons. My trees only fruit a little & by the time I visit my Mum the bush lemon tree on the way will probably be bare. Hugs, xx

Anthea said...

OMG that Meringue Pie looks so yum... if I scratch my screen will I smell it?!?!
I hope you enjoy the day at Bendigo - there is another blogger I know who enjoys those sorts of events, she may even be planning to go along also

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely to have fresh lemons to make such yummy looking treats! Lemon meringue pie is one of my favorites. Hope you find some nice yarn at Bendigo. - Karen