Monday, June 8, 2009

la la lemony....

Did I ever tell you how much I love a lemon?
Guess what, I love a lemon.. (and a good cocktail...)
mmmm. I think I love the color just as much as the scent.. and then, theres the taste..


I really couldn't possibly choose a favorite dessert with lemon, but a lemon bar comes pretty close to perfection, in my book.
YOU?



I was at Costco with my hubby last week, they had a large bag of lemons for $5
FIVE BUCKS..out here I pay $1 EACH..
needless to say, I bought said bag and am thinking of a great dessert..(and cocktail) for this week. I could go with the old standby, Ina's lemon bars..but was wondering if you had a favorite up your sleeve..
Help a sister out and divulge your best lemon recipe to Coastal Nest..
Cant wait..or maybe you could tell me your "passion fruit"
Happy Monday!
2 weeks till schools out
WHOOOOOOT!!



21 comments:

Linda Lou said...

Check out my limoncello cheesecake recipe....sorry I haven't blogged lately.....I am not inspired to!! What is wrong with me Lisa???

Julie said...

I don't, but what a beautiful post. It makes me happy, and makes me realize I need more YELLOW in my life!!!

We have 6 more days of school - YAY!

Michelle said...

In the summer I make lemon ginger martinis. I make a ginger simple syrup by boiling about 12 coin-sized pieces of fresh ginger in 1 cup water, then stirring in 2 cups of sugar. Then I mix 2 shots of vodka, 1 shot of ginger syrup, and at least a 1/2 shot of fresh lemon juice in a martini shaker with a handful of ice cubes. Subbing the vodka with water makes a very nice ginger lemonade.

Julie said...

Ah... that made me tear up! You're SO right, to heck with dinner - bring on the cuddling!!!!! :)

Thanks for the kind words about my big hair and the bag.

Anita said...

I'm with you on all things lemon! Nothing like lemon meringue pie, lemon bars, etc. I MUST share a super moist lemon bundt cake recipe with you that I made last year for our 4th of July party! I'll look it up and send it over this week... I wish my husband liked the color yellow 'cause I think it's sooo cheerful and you know how to do it just right! I tell him that a yellow house is the perfect color for the darker days here in the PNW.

Simply Dandy said...

I love lemon too. In fact this weekend I made an angel food cake with lemon frosting..it was delicious! Love your new banner!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

darnold23 said...

I recently posted the best lemon-lime cupcakes on my blog. They are delicious. Perhaps you would like to try them. I love all things lemon myself. I've enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks so much. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2009/06/mrs-thornton-and-lemon-mini-muffins.htmlupcakes

BHD said...

Ohhh, I was hoping to get the recipe for this fabulous yellow drink!

Cutzi said...

Whatever you make, I definitely think some lemon drop martinis are in order. While you're at it, bring one on over here. I'll drink while you cuddle.

Amy said...

Oh, you'll have to wait a few minutes. I have a recipe for lemon cake and I put lemon curd (from Trader Joe's in between). Let me go find it....

Amy said...

Okay, here's the Lemon cake recipe:

3 c. cake flour
1 1/2 t baking pwdr, 1 t. salt, 1/2 t. baking soda, 2 sticks butter (softened), 1 1/2 t. vanilla, 1/4 c. lemon juice, 3/4 c buttermilk, 2 1/2 c sugar, 5 eggs

Butter cake pans. Sift flour, baking pwdr, salt and baking soda together. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Reduce mixer to low and add in flour mixture by thirds alternation with lemon juice and buttermilk.

bake at 350 for 45-50 min.

I like to use farm eggs for their strong yellow color. I also use small, 4 inch cake pans so that each couple can share a dessert. I love to put lemon curd on this.

Now I'm gonna have to go make it....

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your header photo is so unusual and so attractive!! Love visiting your blog. As for lemon favorites...my sister-in-law's lemon merinque pie with vanilla ice cream in the middle of it, is absolutely wonderful!! I don't know how she makes it, but I do know I can not resist it.

MissBliss said...

lovely lovely lemon post!!! i love all things lemon, too... and anything lemon verbena is just great.

Millie said...

This absolutely confirms now why I love your blog so Lise - I love lemon anything! We have something called Lemon Delicious Pudding, which is a traditional spongey thing with the yummiest lemon sauce. Served with heaps of clotted cream it's heavenly. A very English thing, but we're still part of the good old Commonwealth God forbid!
Millie ^_^

An Accomplished Woman said...

Lemon meringue pie!!! Love it.

Have a fantastic day!

Cynthia

P.S. I will buy your canvas bag... let me know what I need to do.

Laurie Anne said...

Lemon Drops (our new official drink of summer)
Makes 2 big drinks
1 C fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 C Vodka
1/2 simple syrup (maybe more if you like it a little on the sweet side)
Put into a shaker with ice, shake and pour over crushed ice.
If you want to get all fancy schmancy sugar the rim. Enjoy :0)

Miles! :) said...

make sure i know about this lemon party so i can help finish it off(:

Suzy said...

What are Ina's lemon bars? That's what I'd like to know...

Gah... now I'm craving simple carbohydrates... what else is new.

Laurie Anne said...

Hey Lisa,
simple syrup: equal parts water and white sugar. bring to a boil and cool.
We tried to sweeten the drinks once with powder sugar and it had a funny taste, simple syrup is definitely the way to go.
Enjoy!!
:0)

Mary said...

lemon bars, lemon pie. Please, delish!

Bettsi said...

Oh beautiful post! I love lemons too!