Way back in June, I was intrigued by the idea of growing a citrus plant. So I brought home an Improved Meyer Lemon from the nursery. You can click here
to see it when the fruit was small and green.
Watching these small orbs begin to ripen was thrilling! Despite being tempted to leave the fruit to cheer up the room I couldn't resist putting at least some of them to use. For something quite small they certainly pack a lot of juice and made the kitchen smell like summer.
My Lemon Drizzle cake turned out moist and oh so zingy. I couldn't have been more proud. My thoughts are already branching out...perhaps Key Lime pie next January?
Luscious and nice!ReplyDelete
I have my first Lemons on my tree this year, I haven't picked them yet though. Your cake looks really tasty.ReplyDelete
How lovely. I've seen them for sale but held back as all living things wither and die under my non-green fingers!ReplyDelete
Lemon Drizzle Cake is my favourite thing to bake. Would love to use my own lemons. I bet they smell delicious!ReplyDelete
Darlene that is absolutely amazing and that cake looks fantastic. Was it easy to grow? Did you grow it inside? (And did the plant cost much?)ReplyDelete
Mystica, I will have a slice for you...oh, the sacrifices I make.ReplyDelete
Rob, Get out your mixing bowls, man!
mary, I really didn't think I would pull it off either! But when I spied them growing in the flat of someone in Scotland!...well, anything is possible then.
Cottage Garden, Hahaha...the puckering going on with all this talk of lemons is something else!
verity, A south window is best and I did have to spray twice for bugs I spied in the soil. A misting now that the heat is on helps keep the leaves from drying out...that's about it! And yes, it was grown inside. It cost about $60 so not cheap but the enjoyment of watching it grow lemons has been immense and well worth it!
Oh my goodness, fresh lemons in Canada in the middle of winter! Doesn't get much more exciting than that - except when you turn them into a delicious cake, I suppose!ReplyDelete
I'm drooling...and it's not very becoming. This looks absolutely delicious! I love the idea of growing your own lemon tree indoors.ReplyDelete
I love lemons and with those pictures, my mouth went a little dry and I could almost taste the lemon juice!ReplyDelete
Claire, It has been such a lovely way to fend off winter blahs...how much to build an Orangery do you think?ReplyDelete
JoAnn, I love its post-fruitcake lightness. And who knew we could pull this off in our climate?
Carolyn, There has been a lot of puckering going on here today...it's happening right now!
Oh, these look divine and remind me of something I haven't made yet this year. Gingerbread bars with lemon icing - the tartness of the lemons is a surprising contrast to the ginger. . . maybe tomorrow.ReplyDelete
lifeonthecutoff, Now there is a combination that surprises me. Being a huge fan of anything with ginger this is a combo I'm going to have to try!ReplyDelete
Oh dear LORD I am now hungry and desperate for a slice of that mouthwateringly delicious looking cake!ReplyDelete
Who knew you could have your own lemon tree?! I shall remember this, when I have a home that is more permanent!
That cake looks wonderful. I can see how moist it is from here.ReplyDelete