Citrus

Grapefruit Curd

November 29, 2011
Grapefruit Curd

For me, grapefruit has been an acquired taste. My mom frequently ate half a grapefruit sprinkled with sugar for breakfast. And I frequently scoffed at her “old people food.” Food that she’d probably throw at me if she ever heard me refer to her as old Now that I’m… older, I’ve grown to appreciate the [...]

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Meyer Lemon Curd

November 2, 2011
Meyer Lemon Curd

Citrus curd is one of those things that brings me absolute joy to make. 4 ingredients combined to make something so simple and beautiful. Patience isn’t really my thing – and Lord knows manual labor isn’t – but there’s something about the whole custard process and 10 minutes of whisking that I find very fulfilling. [...]

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Lemony Orzo with Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes

September 9, 2011
Lemony Orzo with Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes

This week has been all about change. We sent our toddler, our baby, to preschool this week. For the last 19+ months, it has been me & her. Us. All day, every day, all week long. For the last 7 months, I have been looking forward to the first day of school as if it [...]

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Project Pastry Queen: Whole Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

July 17, 2011
Whole Lemon Muffins with Blueberries

It’s Wildcard Weekend for Project Pastry Queen. We get to go back and make any recipe that we missed along the way. I chose to make the Whole Lemon Muffins that Tara hosted a few weeks ago. The recipe is unique in that you take an entire lemon, remove the seeds, and then throw the [...]

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Homemade Lemonade

July 14, 2011
Basil & Mint Lemonade

Lemonade is one of those beverages that have the ability to transform your mood almost instantly. 103 degrees outside? Make lemonade. It’ll still be 103 degrees outside but I promise that, for a few minutes, you’ll no longer care. Homemade lemonade is such a simple drink to make. Our favorite lemonade packs a lemony punch [...]

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Blackberry-Lemon Scones

June 22, 2011
Blackberry Lemon Scones

Blackberry and lemon are two of those flavors that are great on their own but almost magical when paired together. The blackberry-lemon combo is in heavy rotation at breakfast, getting mixed into muffins, pancakes, and scones. I tried to come up with a way to get blackberries into a scone without completely demolishing the berries [...]

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Watermelon Salad with Grapefruit-Mint Vinaigrette

June 16, 2011
Watermelon Salad with Grapefruit-Mint Vinaigrette

Next to blackberries and peaches, the fruit I look forward to most during the summer is watermelon. It brings back such fun memories, back when life was simpler. And there were fewer diapers to change. My parents always kept a huge watermelon chilling in our fridge. After dinner, we’d go out to the front porch [...]

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Texas Olive Oil & Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

April 26, 2011
Olive Oil & Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

I recently attended Texas Olive Harvest at Central Market, a cooking demonstration highlighting olive oils from the Texas Olive Ranch, the only olive oil producer in Texas that puts out 100% Texas-grown olive oil. We’ve been using their olive oil for a couple of months and love it. Texas has thrown its hat into the [...]

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