Spirits of Christmas

Along with a book review of Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, I am including a recipe for homemade limoncello. Either would make a great Christmas gift. Both would send the recipient over the moon! . . . → Read More: Spirits of Christmas

“Faux” Meyer Lemon Marmalade

You won’t have to soak the citrus pieces overnight with this recipe. (But I also included links to a more traditional marmalade recipe.) . . . → Read More: “Faux” Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Lemon Pepper Seasoning

This is a quick and easy idea if you need a homemade gift. I love the way this spice mix smells while it is drying. . . . → Read More: Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Lemon Pecan Tart

A delicious recipe that might make the cut for your holiday feast: pecans and lemons on a shortbread crust. . . . → Read More: Lemon Pecan Tart

Meyer Lemon Bars (with Graham Cracker Crust)

Lucky me. I have a surplus of Meyer lemons. What’s a girl to do but make lemon bars. . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon Bars (with Graham Cracker Crust)

Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade for May C.L.U.E.

Today I highlight a favorite blogger’s terrific jam recipe. . . . → Read More: Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade for May C.L.U.E.

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

I replaced the traditional ingredient of butter in a classic lemon pound cake recipe from Gourmet. . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

Meyer Lemon Almond Bars

Meyer Lemon Almond Bars

I have been painstakingly nurturing a Meyer lemon tree for years now.    It has survived being moved back and forth from the greenhouse to the patio, a couple of tremendous windstorms (one even turning it over and breaking the large clay pot it was in), leaf drop and curl, . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon Almond Bars

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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