Saturday, February 15, 2014

Easy and Luscious Lemon Curd

When life hands you a bunch of lemons…phooey on lemonade….
make Lemon Curd!
I have long wanted to try my hand at making lemon curd but was usually discouraged by the time investment it would require.
So when I ran across a recipe that claimed it could be done in as little as 10 minutes I was on it in a flash, that……
and a bag full of lemons picked from my sister in laws fabulous lemon tree just waiting to be made into something delicious.
This recipe is as easy as they claimed and even better tasting than I had expected.
I was going to top it with a perky little curl for the photographs but  lemon peel refused to cooperate, it kept flopping instead of retaining its ringlet shape so I just went with it.
Then I realized it was nearly in a heart shape.
So I let it be a heart.
Such a delightful curd deserves to be served with  something just as yummy, so I made some lemon scones.
After I took these photos we decided to include a dollop of of Crème Fraiche that added enough creaminess to balance it all out.
If you would like to make this for yourself click on the recipe here  Lemon Curd
The scone recipe is similar to this one Cherry Scones with a few changes.
No almond extract and no cherries, instead add a Tablespoon of lemon zest to the dry ingredients.

This curd recipe would also make a fabulous filling for Lemon Meringue pie and I do think I will try it as that next.
Other than cleaning houses, baking and painting on signs I have been enjoying myself in the garden.
A rare pleasure for this time of year but we have had some warm, sunny days and mild nights.
Not good for the drought but I cannot control the weather so I am just making the most of it.
There are plenty of volunteer plants that have have seeded themselves and need to be separated out and moved to new locations.
I cannot have too many of these. 

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Last year I was so busy that the garden ran a bit wild and became overgrown and crowded in areas.
I work in one small area at a time but even then I have been waking in the morning with a few aches and pains reminding me that gardening is definitely a good workout.
The promise of the beauty that awaits me this summer is all that I need to get me thru what is left of winter.
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It seems, according to the weatherman, we are to expect some rain and snow this weekend and maybe during next week so my gardening endeavors may be at an end for awhile but the water will  be most welcome.
Au revoir..for now.



  1. Will be trying the lemon curd soon as I have a drawer full of lemons. The weather here has been warm & everything is blooming. Afraid we are going to be in a drought this year and it is going to be a very warm summer. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The lemon curd is well worth the effort. We have already devised a crude gray water system plan for this summer to keep my roses and other ornamental plants alive during what looks to be a long dry summer.


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