Thursday, February 3, 2011

From Lemons to Curd



Hello :) My sweet friend Nadine, hosted a wonderful Tea Party. I decided to make Lemon Curd, using Meyer Lemons. And give one to each friend. I love Lemons, but they don't like me so much. Lemons did not always dislike me. It all happened when I was pregnant with my first son. I do try them every now and then to see if they have changed their mind, but so far they haven't. I was able to have a little taste and it was so yummy! This would be a wonderful gift to give along with some homemade scones, some tea bags, honey, or sugar cubes, pretty tea cup, and a little spoon ( look at my post from 9/9/9 for scone recipe). The Lemon Curd recipe is from The Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten).



Don't you just love the bright yellow color of Lemons and their fresh scent! Citrus scented lotions and soaps are my favorite. I'm still trying to find a wonderfully citrus scented perfume.

Beautiful YELLOW! I love my kitchen gadgets!

As the curd is cooking it gets thicker, brighter, and more beautiful!

For the recipe click here. I added sugar to taste and added more lemon juice.


Aren't those the most adorable labels! They add the perfect touch to my homemade Meyer Lemon Curd! All dressed up and ready to be gifted. For more great labels and fantastic ideas head on over to Paper Crave. When you go on over to visit look at the right sidebar, scroll on down until you come to search paper crave, type in canning labels, and it will take you directly to those adorable labels. Please take a look around at the other creative ideas Kristen, has to show off! Have fun. Until next time!

Blessings,
aimee

5 comments:

  1. Your jars look fabulous, Aimee! I LOVE homemade lemon curd--so sorry you can't enjoy it more--such a shame!

    Hope you're having a wonderful day, my friend!

    Julie

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  2. I LOVE lemons too..that curd is so pretty..I could eat it right out of the jar! :D

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  3. I love lemon curd! It is so expensive to buy but very easy and inexpensive to make. Such cute little jars, they really would make beautiful gifts:>)

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  4. Aimee, what a cute idea for a little gift. The curd looks so pretty in the jar, and the labels just make it even more special. I'm sure your friends were delighted with this gift. Thanks for sharing this idea. laurie

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  5. What a wonderful gift! I should make a bunch of these this winter for giving through the year. Our lemon tree is almost breaking from the weight of the fruit this year!

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