I was away for two weeks with family. Today I found a forgotten lemon on the counter. The ones in the fridge look fine. Perhaps I took it out of the fridge to cut and squeeze the juice but forgot? It’s dehydrated and caved, no rotting smell, I thought about slicing it open but I’d already pitched it after I photographed it before I thought of that.
It’s buttery crumbly shortbread on the bottom layer and a tangy sour sweet lemon curd- like top. I love lemons.
I met a friend for breakfast and she brought me these two delicious lemon bars. She knows they’re a favorite of mine. They were leftover from her book group gathering.
It’s the kind of taste that makes a mouth water. I opened the foil package and took this quick shot on my car’s console before I pulled out of the diner parking lot.
I nibbled at the first, my mouth watering with pleasure and then eyed that second bar. I managed restraint, wrapped it up in the wrinkled foil and put it out of reach, avoiding the temptation to make it disappear.
Steve certainly enjoyed it at lunch, unaware how vulnerable it had been to my midwinter gluttony.
My mother always said “it’s better to have a hankering for more, than to regret you had too much.”
Here’s a Lemon Bar recipe I found online, a woman says they’re the best. The 50 year old recipe from Wisconsin.
I’ve been away for awhile. My friend B said “let’s go to NatuRoll Creamery –get rolled ice cream in Lawrenceville. There’s always a line” (which is a good sign).
Turns out it didn’t open until three. So we had a delicious lunch at VANDAL first, waiting for three o’clock to roll around.
Kaden took our orders and $. Two Spring Specials -Blueberry Lemon on a Vanilla Base.
Abby made mine.
Then she added them lemon zest
and a slice of lemon
The focus is on Abby. Takes 2-5 minutes to create each fancy finished special.
Yesterday I met the weekly challenge in black and white.
Converting pics to black and white helped them transform into ABSTRACT
Today I sifted through photos from nature and tried to extract the abstract.
- Upside down Monongahela River reflection in Autumn
- Bluebonnets and Paintbrush in a blur from the bus, Austin TX
- Lemon wedge
- Ed’s Lobster
- Puddle reflection
- Peeling Paint
- Homestead Grays Bridge upside down- definititely still literal.
So I guess I think turning the image makes them abstract?
Fun to play with bits and pieces of photographs, like a jigsaw puzzle.