Tuesday, June 2, 2009

LEMON FRESH

Did I tell you? Do you know? I am in love with lemons! (Yes, you heard it here first.) I Love all things Lemon: lemon pie, lemonade, lemon potpourri, lemon candy...(lemon starbursts, lemon heads, lemon jolly ranchers), lemon yogurt, lemon pound cake, lemon scented cleaner, lemon dish soap, lemon candles, lemon hand wash (I am addicted to bath and body works lemon hand soap, mmmmm), lemon marinades, lemon vinaigrette, lemon trees, lemon leaves, lemon drops.... I just *heart* lemons!!!
So...I found some lemon yummies that looked fabulous and I wanted to pass them along to y'all! (If you try any of the recipe's, please let me know how they turned out okay?) Enjoy the LEMON Goodness!!!



Lemon Iced Tea

Ingredients:
2 lemons
4 cups boiling water
6 ginger tea bags
Ice cubes
Honey or sugar to taste

Directions:
With vegetable peeler, peel each lemon in a continuous spiral, carefully removing only the top layer-not the bitter white of the lemon. In large pitcher, pour boiling water over the tea bags and lemon peel. Cover and steep 10 minutes. Remove tea bags and chill with peel still steeping in a covered container.

To serve, remove peel and pour over ice cubes in tall glasses. Sweeten to taste with honey. Makes 4 (8-ounce) servings.
(Recipe from SheKnows.com)

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Raspberry Lemon Pie


Ingredients:
1 (10-oz.) package frozen red raspberries in syrup, thawed
1 T. cornstarch
3 egg yolks
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 (6-oz.) packaged graham cracker crumb pie crust
Whipped Topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small saucepan, combine raspberries and cornstarch; cook and stir until thickened and clear. In medium bowl, beat egg yolks; stir in sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice. Pour into crust; bake 8 minutes. Spoon raspberry mixture evenly over top. Chill 4 hours or until set. Spread with whipped topping and serve.
(Recipe and picture from Thimbleanna.com)

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Salmon with Lemon, Capers, and Rosemary
(Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis, Food Network)

Ingredients
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
8 lemon slices (about 2 lemons)
1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1/2 cup Marsala wine (or white wine)
4 teaspoons capers
4 pieces of aluminum foil
Directions
Brush top and bottom of salmon fillets with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Place each piece of seasoned salmon on a piece of foil large enough to fold over and seal. Top the each piece of salmon with 2 lemon slices, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of wine, and 1 teaspoon of capers. Wrap up salmon tightly in the foil packets.

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Place the foil packets on the hot grill and cook for 10 minutes for a 1-inch thick piece of salmon. Serve in the foil packets.

What are you in *heart* with? Care to comment? Any great recipes with that item? drinks? Please feel free to share! :)

16 comments:

Kristin said...

I am a hard core lemon lover as well! That pie sounds divine!

THE PARIS HOUSE said...

I must make all of these, now i am starving!!!

mimi said...

Hello fellow lemon lover!!! Love 'em. I love, love lemon iced tea. I'm coming back to print these recipes off. Delicious!

Jennifer said...

Lemon bars!!! I may have to try that raspberry lemon pie! Mmm!

Dee said...

you love your lemons...I love my strawberries. Isn't it great we create all kinds of goodies from the one fruit!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Yum! Everything looks delish (well, not the salmon because I'm a vegetarian)! I don't suppose you want to send me a piece of the scrumptious dessert?

Beth in NC said...

Ohhhh, that rasberry lemon pie looks especially good! Yum!

Tami said...

My hubby is the lemon lover. He'll peel one and eat it, with a bit of salt. I'll be trying out those recipes for sure. heh heh.

LOVED the post today.

Debbie said...

I love lemons too! I'd love to try that pie!

Lisa said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE lemon...all thing lemon. Love the scent of it in Lemon pledge too ;)

Found your blog through Vintage Bella blog. Love the header ;) I'm a MI girl myself, found Vintage Bella through the Hometown Days parade!

Reeni♥ said...

The raspberry lemon-pie looks just divine! I'd like a slice of that with a lemon ginger tea please! I'm in love with so many foods! Since were talking citrus here the object of my affections lately has been the lime!

VintageBella said...

oh, that lemon tea......now we just need hot michigan day and would have the perfect combination...

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

GOod Lord that Raspberry Lemon pie is screaming my name! Anyone have earplugs?

Stoppin by from SITS to say howDEE! Followin your beautiful blog ;)

Dawn

Jenny said...

I've never liked lemons that much. That Raspberry Lemon pie looks pretty yummy though!

Eco-Friendly Mommy said...

I will have to try these recipes! I love different varieties of iced tea, desserts, and my husband loves salmon! Thanks for visiting my blog and I will be back to visit yours. Just started following, too!

carma said...

Everything looks so tasty. And I'm incredibly thirsty right now. Would love some of that tea!