Easy Lemon Cookies

One bowl,  five ingredients,  a roll in confectioners sugar, what is not to love. Easy Lemon CookiesMakes 15-18 Recipe from allrecipes.com Ingredients:1 box (16-18 ounces) package lemon cake mix2 eggs1/3 cup vegetable oil1 teaspoon lemon extract1/3 cup confectioners sugarDirections:1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).2.  Pour cake mix into a large bowl.  Add eggs, oil, and … Continue reading Easy Lemon Cookies

Savoring the Season: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Soup in my world is fundamental.  It is basic, real and soulful.  My love affair with soup may be because simply stated Soup can just happen.  It can be made from almost anything leftover bits of meat, veggies, discarded celery tops, a handful of beans or pasta woven together in a broth, it just works, … Continue reading Savoring the Season: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Brownies

If you think that brownies can only be chocolate......Then you are missing out something unique.  If you are willing to take a leap.........Ta da......Lemon Brownies!  Dense with a rocking clean citrus flavor. Lemon  BrowniesMakes 8x8 PanRecipe from Roz la bella vita- Via PinterestIngredients:The Batter3/4 cup all-purpose flour3/4 cup granulated sugar1/4 teaspoon sea salt1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted … Continue reading Lemon Brownies

The Leland Palmer Cocktail

Looks like autumn, tastes like summer.The Leland Palmer CocktailMakes 6Recipe from Bon AppetitIngredients:1/2 cup honey1/2 cup hot water3 cups freshly brewed jasmine tea, cooled3/4 cup gin3/4 cup *limoncello3/4 cup fresh lemon juice1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice1 cup chilled club sodaIce cubes6 lemon slices (for garnish)Directions:Stir honey and 1/2 cup hot water in a small bowl … Continue reading The Leland Palmer Cocktail

Lemon Chicken Breasts and Gifts from the Garden

Our first salad greens were taken from our garden this week. The greens required nothing more than a toss in a simple vinaigrette. I had forgotten how amazing fresh greens from your garden directly to your table can taste. We needed only a simple entree that would compliment our salad greens and decided baked lemon chicken … Continue reading Lemon Chicken Breasts and Gifts from the Garden

Cocktail Thursday-Basil Lemon Drop

Something that is well done is always better than something well said.~AnonymousBasil Lemon DropMakes 1 cocktailRecipe from Cafe FirenzeIngredients:1-1/2 oz Citrus Vodka1 oz. Cointreau1/2 oz. Sweet and SourFresh squeeze of lemon juice4 Basil leavesDirections:Take the basil leaves and cut them by hand, then place them in the mixing glass with 1/2 oz of Sweet and … Continue reading Cocktail Thursday-Basil Lemon Drop

It’s Thyme for Berries

Just this past week we visited Green Meadows Farm http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M23232  a small certified organic family owned blueberry farm located just outside Tallahassee in the community of Monticello. I arrived with my family and friends to pick the season's early crop of blueberries. We arrived in the early evening when the humidity and warm temperatures had subsided. … Continue reading It’s Thyme for Berries

Lemon Caper Marinated Shrimp

By special request. This one is for you Loek!3lbs. large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined1 cup fresh lemon juice2 white onions, sliced1- 1/2 cups rice wine vinegar1-cup extra virgin olive oil1/3 -cup drained capers2 Tablespoons minced parsley2 teaspoons kosher salt1 Tablespoon poppy seeds2 Tablespoons minced garlic1 Tablespoon sugar1. Cook shrimp in boiling water for 2 … Continue reading Lemon Caper Marinated Shrimp