It was just prior to sunset on a typically balmy spring evening when we pulled up at the back of the orchard where the promise of abundant lemons laid waiting for us.
Nearby, the white and yellow paper daisies on the sand hills were calling out for my camera but I knew if I waited a few more moments the light might just improve. I estimated we had twenty minutes to pick our lemon bounty before I needed to capture those gorgeous outback flowers with my lens. It is funny how nowadays my family doesn’t even question my constant quest for the better light.
With a cold beer in hand we filled two big bags with lemons, mostly off the ground. We barely touched the heavily laden branches.
The daisies on the sand hills were waiting for me and back in my kitchen, my best friends butter, sugar and eggs were also waiting.
Over the next few days I gently spooned homemade lemon curd into a batch of warm, plain muffins.
This tangy lemon slice was a new recipe for me taken from the current issue of Fete magazine. My tribe loved this slice and I loved the no-nonsense recipe and the generous amount of eggs it used up.
Lurking deep in the freezer I found a chunk of sourdough focaccia. You guessed it; lemon curd seemed the obvious topping.
Some friends have received lemon gifts and there is lemon juice destined for the freezer.
Over the years I haven’t had any luck growing lemons and all of this zesty goodness feels like treasure.
Do you have a favourite lemony thing?
Are you waiting for the prettiest light with your camera?
Happy Sunday friends x