I had a little lemon tree...

Well, miracle of all miracles, my poor little lemon tree produced a lemon.  This tree started out with an abundance of gorgeous fragrant blossom, but seemed to go downhill from there.  It got spiders and some sort of mould, which I battled in the summer. It is losing leaves daily, it looks withered and sad, and we were all convinced it was dying a slow and laborious death.  However, in spite of all this, the two tiny fruit it had sprouted continued to grow and turn yellow and last week one fell off into my hands.  My own little Meyer lemon!
I figured I had to do something special with it! Someone in my photo course suggested lemon curd, and that sounded like just the ticket - a nice treat that will last for a little while. I found this recipe and am happy to say that it is delicious (although decidedly UN-healthy).  It is like having lemon merengue pie whenever you want!  I made some scones to eat it with on the weekend, but they disappeared in an instant. I decided to use a crumpet for my impromptu photo shoot instead.  Deeelish!
I can't wait to see what becomes of little lemon number 2 - he doesn't seem to be faring well, but this tree seems intent on surprising me...

6 comments:

  1. Dharma@WannabeMermaidMarch 5, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    You're like the Snow White of citrus! LOL - lemon curd is one of my favourites :)

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  2. gorgeous pictures! umm growing your own citrus...impressive.

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  3. Thanks Sundeep!  I put a little extra effort into them.  As for growing the citrus, I think the glory is in not killing the tree. :)

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  4. I love it!  That's going on my next business card.

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  5. Grace @ sense and simplicityMarch 8, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Gorgeous photos!  Lucky you for actually growing your own lemon.

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  6. Congrats! I would have killed that tree long before it ever got a chance to even think about bearing fruit! If you've got a copy of The Joy of Cooking, its recipe is fantastic. I might just have to go buy some lemons....

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