Saturday, 16 April 2011

Bigger does not always mean Better!!!


Lemons!!
I looked out of the Front Door this morning with a Lemon Cordial Recipe in mind.
It's not hard to see why!


A lovely lemon tree in the garden with sun ripened fruits!


Some ready to be picked.


Some still ripening in the sun.


And sweet smelling Blossom promising more fruit soon!


This "Big Boy" weighed 2 pounds or 1 kilo !
But I have learnt that BIG does not mean better in the world of lemons!


All peel and Pith and even the flesh is not very juicy!


But this little beauty weighing 6 ozs ---


Juicy and perfect!
In 5 minutes following this simple recipe I had made the most delicious Lemon Cordial!
Perfect for a hot,hot day!


And of course I can never think of Lemons without thinking of pancakes and this recipe always works for me!


I wonder what lemons make you think of!

14 comments:

  1. When life gives you Lemons I say make a Lemon Drizzle Cake - I posted a recipe on my blog a while ago :) Have you thought about a Cottage industry with all those lemons? Mass production of Lemon curd.

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  2. Wonderful lemons, I agree the larger ones not always the best. We had a lemon tree when I was growing up so lemons remind me of summertime when we made gallons and gallons of lemonade... Have a lovely rest of your weekend :-) xJosie
    P.S. LOVE your doggie photo. They seem like great pals!

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  3. Inthesky --- What wonderful ideas. My dear Daughter In law is here at the moment and wants to take Lemons home for Lemon Drizzle cakes. Delicious! I also love Lemon Curd -- and if I am honest I could eat it on the spoon straight out of the jar. The problem is that from the lips it settles in a strange way on the waist and hips!!!!

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  4. Thanks for popping in Josie-- Aren't happy childhood memories so often stirred by smells and flavours.Lots of love Linda

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  5. Thanks for the recipe, I love lemonade. Other lemon reminders for me are pancakes and lemon drizzle cake

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  6. Lovely to see you Maria-- Your hats are lovely -- Such good patterns.
    Love Linda

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  7. Lemon meringue pie, of course! We thought the early winter frost had killed two of our citrus trees, but we brought them into the conservatory and they seem to have survived, if somewhat damaged. We shall see - they were supposed to be a bit hardy, but the cold was very severe this winter.

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  8. Hi Janet-- I hope the beautiful Spring you have had has made up for such severe weather in the midst of the winter! So glad the trees have survived.I love Lemon Meringue Pie!
    Love Linda

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  9. What a good crop! We are promised a very warm Easter holiday so I am thinking of refreshing homemade lemonade in the garden.
    My poor old lemon tree is a rather dead looking stick at the moment but I have spotted some tiny green leaves so may be all is not lost.
    After your tutorial, I have managed my first ever granny square, thank you so much. I am about to do a post to show you the evidence!

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  10. Oh Bluebell that makes me so glad to have put the tutorial on my blog---- Can't wait to see yours x

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  11. Gotta be pancakes and lemon! Oh how lovely to have a lemon tree! x

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  12. Mrs Twins -- We have actually got a very small garden in Spain but there is a very prolific lemon tree -- We joke "We are self sufficient in Lemons!" iT IS LOVELY
    Love Linda

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  13. We had an enormous lemon tree in our back garden, when I was growing up. It pretty much took up the whole of the garden. Lots of fruit but they were bread lemons, so lots of pith and not enough juice. Funny think is, I can't remember my mother doing anything with them. Enjoy your lemons. Thanks for dropping by my blog today. I shall be back to go through your crochet tutorials!

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  14. Cheryl -- Thanks so much for your comment --- perhaps our has some of the bread lemon genes -- some are so enormous but as you say lots of pith and not much juice, Others are so small and juicy. I wonder where in the world your lemon tree and garden was?
    Love Linda

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