Saturday, July 26, 2014


When I was in Vanuatu my husband took the boys down the beach for a few days - lots of movies, walks and roast beef by the sounds of it - and brought back lemons. Lots and lots of lemons. Apparently some branches were breaking under the weight of all those lemons. So we piled them in the family room and looked at them for a while ... in the sunniest spot in house, which the cat thought was a bit mean. So she went to sleep on a pile of lemons in grocery bags. It doesn't look very comfortable.

And then we made lemon cake, and lemon cordial, and took lemons into work, and I made limoncello which was a first. You steep the rind of half a dozen lemons in a bottle of vodka for a week - it goes a beautiful yellow colour. Then you make a light sugar syrup and add it to the vodka and bingo! Fancy Italian aperitif, apparently best served very cold on a very hot day. We might be waiting a while to taste it at its full advantage - I have of course had a preliminary test, and it was very delicious. Quite sweet, so perhaps more of a summer thing. We will give the little bottles away and keep the big one for when the weather warms up.

No comments:

Post a Comment