Thursday, October 28, 2021

October Daily 28: A Drippy Day

 


Soft rain drips outside my window this afternoon. It's been falling all day. Bright leaves thin and skeletal dark branches begin to show winter architecture. Indoors, the fire adds both warmth and coziness. 

A couple of days ago I told you about my father's favourite cookie. Today, I baked Lemon Squares, one of my mother's well-liked treats. I enjoyed one with my lunch - just to check and see if they were okay. All for quality control. (wink)

They passed. 


The supermarket had organic lemons on sale and I bought a bag of them. I was reminded of preserved lemons by Rosemary who gave a recipe for this condiment used in Moroccan and other Middle Eastern cooking. I prepared a jar and in about four weeks I look forward to adding them to salad dressings, chicken dishes, and perhaps a tagine, as Rosemary hopes to do. 

When my parents arrive in a few minutes (it's easy to gauge because of the ferries), I'll make a cup of tea and serve cookies and lemon squares. Which would you choose? 



14 comments:

GretchenJoanna said...

I'll have one of each, please.

Elizabethd said...

Me too please.

Rosemary said...

I know that you will enjoy a joyous few days with your parents, especially after such a long time apart.
Hope that our preserved lemons work well for us both. P.S apparently you can also use the skin chopped finely in desserts too i.e the lemon squares.

Adele said...

lemon squares all the way!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Another delightful word picture post...

Shadows mutter,
mist replies;
darkness purrs
as midnight sighs.
~Rusty Fischer
🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Enjoy!!!!

Shadows mutter,
mist replies;
darkness purrs
as midnight sighs.
~Rusty Fischer
🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃

Marie Smith said...

Enjoy time with your parents! How I wish I could spend some time with mine again!

Coastal Ripples said...

Hope you have a lovely time with them. I’m sure they’ll enjoy the cookies. I must check out that recipe for preserved lemons we have some organically grown local ones at the moment. B x

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I just bought a jar of preserved lemons! I need to figure out how to make my own. The lemon squares for me please!

ellen b. said...

That's a hard choice. Could I have a little of both, please. What fun for your folks to visit. Enjoy!

Granny Marigold said...

Have a lovely visit with your parents. ( I would choose the lemon squares).

Jenn Jilks said...

I haven't baked in ages. JB isn't supposed to have them. So sad!

Margie said...

I would choose lemon squares since I haven't had them in a loooong time!

Marilyn Miller said...

I love all things lemon. Yummmm!

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