There's something about the smell of lemons! That clean and refreshing citrus zing. Sweet Melissa and Lemon Thyme are two of my favorite herbs with that wonderful lemony scent. And I love to roast my chicken with sliced lemon and Rosemary under the skin and usually toss some halved lemons in the cavity also. Yikes, I'm making myself hungry.
Well, I had to have this new SU set A Happy Thing that contains this lovely lemon image (there's a bird in the set too which makes it an even more alluring purchase). I paired the lemon up with some new Painted Blooms dsp (also SU), the new Spring Flowers embossing folder, and some sweet Crushed Curry polyester ribbon.
I colored the image with my Blendabilities and added some Crystal Effects to give it sheen.
And then I did another card another way.
I take my tea in the morning and evening with lemon and to make sure that I have enough on hand, HWNSNBP will pick up a whole bag of them at Costco.
What I'll usually do with the whole bag is wash them, dry them, and then, using my kitchen planer, I'll zest them all. I keep the zest in a container in the refrigerator and have lately been adding it to my tiny crockpot that I have simmering with some spices and orange slices to naturally scent the kitchen.
Then I use this juicer that I got many moons ago when I was a teenager believe it or not. It was a promotion in a woman's magazine at that time and came with a citrus peeler and a mini grater that I think I also still have. All of them yellow of course. I think I had to send in a dollar for it. I'm dating myself, but does anyone remember also being able to collect Oneida spoons for 25 cents with a coupon from a ladies magazine in the late 60's early 70's? I remember picking the pattern and then taping a quarter to an index card and sending it in. That was a real "Happy Thing" to receive in the mail. This is why I have a bunch of single different-patterned spoons in the drawer. But I digress........I juice all the lemons and put the juice in.........
a dedicated "lemon" cube tray. Once they're frozen, I put them in a zip lock bag in the freezer and I can pop one out for my tea or to use in a recipe when needed. Each cube is about the juice of 1/2 a lemon. (You don't want to do this if you have a paper cut or any kind of cut on your hands!!!)
There's nothing like fresh lemon, but frozen lemon is pretty good too!