Saturday, April 4, 2009

Glimpses of Yesterday

The peach colored tulips are blooming.

David got the rest of the Meyer lemons out of the tree for me. These were the ones buried deep inside and too high where I couldn't reach. These are 5 gallon buckets.

I juiced most of them and measured 1 cup of juice into each freezer bag. I ended up with 6 quarts of juice to add to the juice I already have in the freezer. I also zested some of the lemons and froze the peels to use later in baking and cooking as well.

These are lemons left that are still ripening (a few) or ripe but still have life in the fridge. I am planning on bringing some up for Jen and John and friends and family at Jacob's party who would like to take some home with them.

Last night I made a Provencal sauce to top fish fillets with. This is a long-time favorite of mine. It's made with sliced onions, chopped garlic, diced tomatoes, thyme, bay leaves, kalamata olives pitted and sliced or a few teaspoons of olive tapenade and capers. Simply bake fish for 10 minutes in 350 degrees oven. Top with the Provencal sauce and pop under the broiler (about 4 to 6 inches from heat) and broil about 5 minutes. It's ready to eat and delicious and healthy.
I didn't bother taking pictures of me ironing 15 of David's Hawaiian-style shirts and linens. That deserved and received a tall vodka and diet tonic afterwards!

Tomorrow we will be celebrating Jacob's 1st birthday at Jen's with lots of family and friends. Justin is having his sleep-over with his friends tonight to celebrate his 9th birthday. I can hardly wait to celebrate with both boys!


Erin said...

I love the tulips from your garden. Your lemon tree is fabulous! I hope your trip to Jen and John's was lovely.

Jen said...

Your tulips are gorgeous! I am going to steal them this weekend!! :-) I plan on juicing lemons tomorrow!! Yippee!!

Ron said...

Great pictures. Robin really liked the one of you and Jennifer. Looks like you all had a great time with the grandsons on their birthdays.

Love Ron