52 Sundays; january 9, 2011

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by Debra on January 9, 2011

When my friend and fellow blogger Kim of Rustic Garden Bistro sent out a tweet this week asking if anyone wanted Meyer Lemons . . . my immediate response was . . . oh heck yes!! I even offered to send her a check covering the postage but she said my money wasn’t good at RG Bistro . . .

Well they arrived today and when The Professor opened the box (I wasn’t expecting them so soon!) he said, ‘nothing makes you feel better than receiving a box of meyer lemons from California . . . sunshine in a box!’ And lemme just tell you, that box, the paper and everything about that box smelled like Meyer Lemons . . . happy sigh . . . as I looked out my window onto a frozen tundra . . .

Aren’t they beautiful?! Meyer Lemons growing in your own yard – a girl can dream, can’t she??? Thank you Kim, I think I’m making lemon curd with these little babies! What would you make with your box of Meyer Lemons?

© 2011, Debra. All rights reserved.

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Jeanne @ CookSister! January 13, 2011 at 9:06 am

oooh, how lovely! I always wondered what the fuss with Meyer lemons was all about until i tasted my first bit of Meyer Lemon curd. EPIPHANY!!!

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Kelli January 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm

What a wonderful gift. The photo is beautiful, I can almost smell them!! My Mother-in-law grow them in her So CA backyard…it’s my “happy place” :) So glad I found your site!

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Megan January 11, 2011 at 11:24 am

Nothin’ better then a California Meyer lemon!! Lat year I made a white chocolate lemon bar that was awesome. Hmmm, I might have go get me some lemons.

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megan @ whatmegansmaking January 11, 2011 at 8:35 am

I’ve never used meyer lemons for anything. You’re really making me feel like I”m missing out! They are so pretty. Can’t wait to see what you come up with :)

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Barbara January 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I adore Meyer lemons! I make a divine lemon tart with mine…but there are so many other recipes out there. Maybe a basil panna cotta with a lemon topping?

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Cookin' Canuck January 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

Absolutely beautiful! My in-laws, who live in California, have a Meyer lemon tree. I was so disappointed that more of them weren’t ripe when we were visiting at Christmas. Maybe we’ll have to ask them to ship some to us.

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The Rowdy Chowgirl January 10, 2011 at 12:18 am

Nice! I’ve got marmalade on the brain right now, so I’m wondering if it is possible to make Meyer Lemon Marmalade?

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Jeanette January 9, 2011 at 10:01 pm

What gorgeous pictures. I bought some last year and love the color and fragrance!

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Lana @ Never Enough Thyme January 9, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Lucky you getting all those Meyer lemons! I got a large bag full from a friend at Thanksgiving. I juiced and zested them and froze both to make something wonderful later. I’m thinking maybe sorbet.

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kitchenarian January 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I can’t think of a more perfect gift to receive on a cold, wintry day.
Beautiful.

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Jun Belen January 9, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Gorgeous! I’d make lemon curd, too! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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Foodwanderings January 9, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Lov eMeyer Lemons and what a nice story of friendship too!! The are so delicately fragrant!! Like an expensive natural perfume! btw stumpled!! You didn’t even have to ask:).

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kelly January 9, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Mmm…love Meyers. Lemon curd is a perfect thing to make with them :) And what a cool thing to share.

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Paula - bell'alimento January 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

So jealous ; ) They are gaw-geous.. Me, I’d make Limoncello of course ; )

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Amy | She Wears Many Hats January 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Beautiful!

For some crazy reason, I’m thinking all things frozen right now, so maybe a sorbet or a meyer lemon with pistachio ice cream?

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Anna Johnston January 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm

:) I think receiving bounty from foodie friends to be right up there with Santa Clause, Easter Bunny & all things magical. How fabulous to receive a box of sunshine like this. Awesome.

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Bunkycooks January 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm

We just took some photos of our gift package, too (outside in the freezing cold weather while waiting for the ice and snow!!!). There is nothing like a box of Meyer Lemons arriving to bring you back into the sunshine (especially when it comes from a friend!). I may be there with you on the Lemon Curd…still deciding! Have fun! :)

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Marly January 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Love these pics and am looking forward to seeing what wonderful creations you’ll make from these lemons. Talk about a great way to start out the new year – making lemonade from lemons!

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Barbara | Vino Luci Style January 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Sob. Mine are lost somewhere. The Post Office assures me they will show up but what if someone who loves Meyer Lemons finds them?

I want to make Meyer Limoncello; if I have any left over than must do a take on lemon bars I want to try with rosemary in the shortbread crust. Then…oh wait, cart before the horse is happening. I have to get them first, right?

Kim is so sweet and generous; and we are lucky. The thought really does count Kim!

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Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro January 9, 2011 at 11:46 am

We know we’re lucky. It’s Sunday morning in the middle of January, and we’re staring out the window at another beautiful Southern CA day. :) On the agenda: A trip to the nursery to buy more lettuce and broccoli.

Thank you for offering these lemons a good home; with two trees (and just the two of us), there’s much more than we could ever use.

Happy Sunday to you!

[K]

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Maria January 9, 2011 at 10:57 am

So bright and cheery! Happy Sunday!

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zerrin January 9, 2011 at 10:01 am

These are lovely! Stunning pictures!

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fooddreamer January 9, 2011 at 9:58 am

They ARE beautiful! Whatcha gonna do with them???

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Shelby January 9, 2011 at 9:57 am

These are beautiful! I have never had opportunity to try them yet!

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