Monday, May 17, 2010

green and gold

Our old neighbourhood is an old neighbourhood and there are many well established frangipani trees in pink and yellow and a couple that are sunset orange. My girls came to know which ones flower early and late and which ones hold the most potent scent. Lemon trees are also plentiful and often growing near footpath fences, making it nice and easy to pick a few on your way home. A sweet little tin house has a row of them behind it's neat white picket fence. These lemons are nice and large and we all agreed were the smelliest and juiciest of them all. The new neighbourhood is a little thin on the frangipani (happily we have planted two of the best from the old neighbourhood here). Thankfully Lemons are in good supply. Over the summer I came across a little lot of land that was gifted to residents by the local council. It's a funny little lot that is neither playground or park. It doesn't even have a bench to rest on. What makes the lot a real find is the established lemon tree growing there with it's abundant ripening fruit. I have promised my little one lemon curd and lemon meringue. If anyone has any other ideas for lemons I would love to hear them.

4 comments:

Leanne said...

Mmm freshly picked lemons! My favourites are preserved lemons (that way you can enjoy the goodness all year long) and lemon delicious. Enjoy your harvest!

katiecrackernuts said...

I am going to make preserved lemons this year. I've been saving large jars and if they work, they'll be Chrissie pressies. My little tree gives us heaps of lemons and the current rainfall will kick them all along nicely.

amy prior said...

Apparently lemon juice can bleach and soften your elbows...nah your lemon curd sounds much more yummy!

monkeemoomoo said...

Hi Julie, I have just discovered your beautiful blog while having my morning cup of tea.What a find.

We are set to make lemon curd tarts here too and maybe a couple of lemon syrup cakes:)