There’s a new man in my life . . .
It all started when I received a box in the mail . . . Heady, fragrant, intoxicating . . . I closed my eyes and was transported immediately somewhere else . . . sun, warmth and sandy beaches . . .
I dreamed of having my very own box of heady, intoxicating sunshiny goodness . . . well actually I dreamed of having a tree that would provide that sunshiny goodness . . .
And lucky for me, I have a Professor who searched high and low until he found just the right one . . .
Introducing . . . ‘Romeo’, my brand new Meyer Lemon Tree . . . a birthday gift from The Professor who also purchased a book, special soil and a water gauge in the hopes that Romeo will provide us with many harvests of Meyer Lemons for years to come. And as you can see from the above photos, Romeo seems to like it here – he has brand new growth and several little baby lemon blossoms have already appeared! We’ll move Romeo outside during the summer where we hope he’ll thrive in the heat and humidity of Indiana.
I am already planning more batches of lemon curd, preserved lemons, lemon pies, lemon bars, lemon sorbetto, lemon pound cake . . . and let’s not forget . . . limoncello!