Thursday, February 5, 2009

More Lemons...

I have a dear friend, Patty, who used to come buy eggs from Lucy until our hens stopped laying...Well, for the last couple of years I have been giving her citrus from our trees every winter which she sends to her family and friends back East, in the cold, dreary "real" winter weather. I love to help her help others, sending a bit of sunshine to cheer their day! Well...Patty has a Meyer Lemon tree which was finally mature enough this year to give her a very nice crop, and she generously shared with me - half her harvest! Oh, boy are they good!

Here's a picture of a little, thin-skinned, fragrant and rosy Meyer Lemon compared to a large regular lemon off the neighbor's tree. (Not that we don't love the regular kind, but it is so fun to have something a little exotic and rare!)

So today I made a recipe that I have been wanting to try for a long time. Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake from Martha Stewart.
Ok, so my picture isn't as pretty as hers, but I'm sure it tasted just as good, if not better! I did modify the recipe some and used about half whole soft wheat flour, and yogurt in place of the sour cream (yes, some of the yogurt was goat-yogurt...shhhh! don't tell Jill!!)



Time to go eat a bedtime snack! TTFN