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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gone Sour?

Lemons can be so sour. Add a little sugar and they're delightfully sweet! It's the same with decor. Yellow can resemble a bad boiled egg yolk or sweet lemon curd! Speaking of curd, below is a very easy and simple recipe. Do you like lemons to eat or in your decor?  They seem to be everywhere. 

Easy Microwave Lemon Curd
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 cup fresh lemon juice
3 lemons, zested
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until smooth. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest and butter. Cook in the microwave for one minute intervals, stirring after each minute until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the microwave, and pour into small sterile jars. Store for up to three weeks in the refrigerator.


Mari said...

Lemons are one of God's great gifts to us! Love them.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

You have done it again! Love the recipe, looks like one even i could do!. The colours you have chosen are just delightful, thanks for the visuals.

Tennis Girl said...

Love yellow, so love the lemons. We used to comb lemon juice through our hair, so it would lighten in the sun. Then we were introduced to the ever popular "Sun In." Remember???
Have a good one, girl.

It's me said...

Hello we sell the delicious lemon curd in our shop !! hihihihi!!

And i have limoncello cakes you see on my blog !

The sun is shining here ! ..i love lemon...........and your post.and you!!

Have a nice day hugs Ria

sissie said...

Oh no! Now I am wanting some lemon filled donuts!!!
I love using lemon designs and the ones you are showing us today are very pretty.


Anonymous said...

I love me some lemon flavor and scents everywhere!

Go Lemons..

with love,

1 Funky Woman said...

I always have a lemon candle burning, such a great smell!

cindy said...

You even make lemons look good!

Rita said...

This sounds scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe. Will have to try it. I love lemon yellow!

Julie said...

I love the smell of lemons. A LONG time ago the company LOVE put out a spray mist with a Lemon scent. I used to love to spray that on and smell it just for myself. Unfortunately it is no longer made.
The smell of lemons is just awesome. They make sweet-tea taste wonderful.
A Lemon Meringue or Lemon Chess pie is out of this world. And lemon sours are yummy. When I was little, my dad always had a tin of these sugared lemon hard candies in his office, and we would sneak in and get some from him...
Lemon squeezed over a dinner of baked or grilled fish...mmmmmmm
And I love Krispy Kreme lemon filled doughnuts!!!
Spent Lemon slices being ground in the disposal smell so nice at the sink. oh...and on and on.
Yes! I love lemons, and nothing like an iced pitcher of homemade lemonade in the summertime!!! HUGS Janean!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Yummm...love lemon curd. That looks like a great easy recipe. Love some on scones.
My kitchen is decorated with lemons, so I loved all your images. That purse looks so soft.
Thanks for taking the time to bring such great pictures and subjects to your posts. I look forward everyday to see what you have to share.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Yes to both! Years ago I had (well, I still have the bowl but rarely use it) that is clear with a cobalt blue pedestal, and I kept lemons in that bowl with some faux lemon leaves. It was a gorgeouse centerpiece for my table. B.

Donna said...

Oh now you've done it! You've made me have a sudden hankering for lemon curd! I adore that stuff!

We got a lemon lip balm in Arizona a couple of years ago, and it was the most fun lip balm EVER. Wish I could find some like it in TN!

Granny's Place said...

I really like your page. So I will follow you. Many nice pictures and a lot of inspiration.
Greetings Madelon (Holland)

Kelli said...

Nothing smells cleaner, fresher and sunnier than lemons! Yellow is one of my favorite colors, too. Love the pics!

katie said...

I love lemon curd. A popular tea room treat.
Love the little bird lemon squeezer.
Actually love it all but those are my favorites.
I have a recipe for a double crust lemon pie that we especially love.

Andrea said...

Love lemons....well, I have come to love and appreciate them over the years.
Hugs, andrea

Ann Marie said...

My kitchen is a creamy yellow and it is a very happy color.. I love it!

I LOVE-LOVE lemon stuff!
So yummy and so fresh!

~ Even a little lemon to my water is soo refreshing! :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hey Janean, love those lemon dishes, always says French and Italian to me. Your recipe for lemon curd sounds so easy, even I might give it a try!

GardenofDaisies said...

Look how many people love lemons? I do too. I squeeze lemon in my tea and in my water. And I love lemonade, the more sour the better. I use some in just about any chicken or fish dish I make. I use it to bleach out stains in laundry. I use it to freshen the garbage disposal (just like Julie) and microwave. Lemon pie, lemon cake, lemon curd... If it's lemony I love it!

Oklahoma Granny said...

What a warm, sunshine-y post. Thanks ever so much for the recipe. Lemon Curd is one of my favorites but I've never actually made any.

Just Breathe said...

Both, love the color, love the look of a lemon and love the flavor! It is by far one of my favorites to eat, drink, have for soaps and lotions too!

Julie Harward said...

You just keep finding all the things I love! I love anything lemon...have lots of it. Thanks for the good recipe too! :D

Emma said...

That's bird is a brillant idea as a lemon squeezer..I want one!
Em xx

Sylvia said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, Janean !
Beautiful pictures !
I've posted today about primroses with a lemon-coloured heart.

Maria said...

My love of lemons is a gift from my grandmother. She used to put lemon zest and flavoring in her cookies, as she did this she always "put a little on" as a scent.

Lemons in my food
Lemons in the air
Lemons in my decor!

I love Lemons ~ Maria

Karen said...

Love lemons. AND I love that yellow purse! Great recipe. Thanks.

maurakeith said...

I love yellow and I love lemon Curd! Haven't had it in years so this recipe is very much appreciated...Thanks Janean!!! Maura

Technodoll said...

I want that lemon squeezie thingie!!

Marla said...

We had the most amazing lemon crunch cake last night. Gotta love lemon.