Soupa Avgolemono (Greek Egg-Lemon Soup)

  For my birthday a few days ago my husband and I spent the day in Carmel, an annual tradition.  It was a beautiful summer-like day on the beach–in the middle of December.  I donned warm layers preparing for a chilly day only to shed them as we walked the mile-long stretch of Carmel State […]

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal Muffins (Low-Fat)

  There has been a shortage of citrus posts here lately and I promise it hasn’t been intentional.  My Meyer lemon tree has generously provided for me again this year but it feels like I’ve been out of town more than home on weekends lately.  This is not a complaint; my husband and I decided […]

Lemon Buttermilk Sorbet

  There is one part of me that feels a sorbet post is a bit premature–spring has not officially arrived yet, after all.  Early morning and evening breezes still have a crispness to them, not quite eliminating the need to carry a scarf everywhere I go.  My car is littered with them for daytime temperatures […]

Ligurian Lemon Cake with Meringue Topping

  The overall success of this simple cake is but a tiny consolation for one low point the previous night.  It was shaping up to be a fun evening.  We were guests in our friends’ home, enjoying wine with appetizers and anticipating a delicious meal based on the aromas coming from the kitchen.  The evening’s […]

Lemon Bars – My Search for “The One”

  It’s always good to start out with good news first, right?  I’m happy to say that my husband is fine.  I won’t bore you with details but the last week has been quiet stressful for both of us, reprieve not arriving until yesterday.  My normally very athletic husband was sentenced to a week of […]

Bucatini with Arugula, Anchovies, and Fried Lemon Zest

  I’ve fallen a bit behind in getting my citrus trees ready for the summer. Normally, I would have given them their first dose of citrus food by now but time seems to be scarce lately.  My kalamansi plant is a few years old and still hasn’t quite taken off.  Evidence suggests that a nocturnal […]