Lemon love

Written by Becky

My parents came in town for spring break a couple of weeks ago and on their way from Texas to Salt Lake they stayed a few days with my Aunt and Uncle in Arizona. My Aunt Diane, being a likeminded foodie, sent a bag filled with the most beautiful lemons you have ever laid your eyes on. As soon as she showed them to me I started thinking of the many things I would like to try to make.

I got right to baking with my mom. We made a dense lemon bread with a tart lemon icing from a Bakery in London and last night I made a rustic lemon tart using one of myy new cookbooks I found in Idaho. I will be posting some lemon recipes soon.

My aunt also sent my some of my favorite Olive Oil tfrom Tuscany. She has given me some previously and we were using it sparingly because we enjoyed it so much. I feel so special to have a family member who shares my love for food and travel. She and my uncle visit Italy often and recently bought an Italian style Villa in Arizona. They are world travelers and I never quite know where to find them. They recently had a rather frightful adventure in Chili, as they were on a cruise to Chili when an earthquake hit. After a series of random events, they were able to get to an airport by driving through the Andes Mountains. We are thankful they are safe at home now and probably taking a rest from travel for a while.

Some of my favorite recipes come from my Aunt Diane, including this Chicken and Broccoli Curry Dish.

Comments (5)

  1. lemons are beautiful. i enjoy cooking with them as well. i'm looking forward to some of your lemon recipes. 🙂

  2. i love vintage cookbooks, and speaking of vintage, i have that bowl — the set, actually. i went crazy collecting vintage pyrex for a while, and now i don't have room for anything.

  3. I love lemons, they are like a little bit of sunshine. I always try and use them for decorating in the Spring or Summer.

  4. I'm looking forward to your lemon posts. I love lemons. How lucky to get a bag from your sweet Auntie!