52 Sundays; 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 . . . ohΒ 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?


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  2. 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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  5. 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” πŸ™‚ So glad I found your site!

  6. 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.

  7. 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 πŸ™‚

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

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

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

  12. 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.

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

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

  15. 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:).

  16. Mmm…love Meyers. Lemon curd is a perfect thing to make with them πŸ™‚ And what a cool thing to share.

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

  18. 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?

  19. πŸ™‚ 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.

  20. 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! πŸ™‚

  21. 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!

  22. 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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  24. 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. πŸ™‚ 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!


  25. So bright and cheery! Happy Sunday!

  26. These are lovely! Stunning pictures!

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

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

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