Saturday, February 4, 2017


Today is all about lemons as we drag the lemon trees out of the potting shed to get some much needed fresh air. We will probably drag them back in a gain before winters over. I probably would have left them in there a little longer were it not for the fact that they are starting to bloom. Also, it will drizzle on and off throughout the day and these plants need to be acclimatized slowly to the outdoors.

I may have to go around with a paintbrush to do a little pollinating as the bees are not around at the moment.

A couple of the trees still have lemons and today was the prefect day to make some lemon curd. You can also make lime curd using the same recipe.

The recipe is simple.

3oz butter
3 eggs
8oz sugar
juice and rind of 3 lemons. I used only two as the lemons are really big.

Combine all together in a double boiler or in a bowl over a pan of water and stir continuously until the mixture just begins to thicken. Care is needed to make sure the eggs don't scramble so you really have to watch the thickening process.

This amount will make two jars. Pot up into clean warm jars( I usually sterilize the jars in the oven) Keep in the fridge or freeze.

I am planning to take this as a hostess get tonight.

1 comment:

  1. What a nice hostess gift! I'm also impressed that you've got a good crop of lemons handy. Our lemon tree here is still working to recover from the injury it received from the horrific heatwave we had at the start of summer.