Monday, February 11, 2013

COTSG: Choosing Fabrics & Fresh Lemons

For the new Inklingo mystery - Case Of The Secret Garden - we need a light, medium, dark, and an accent. This is what I have so far:

While mulling over my fabric choices I decided to go out and pick some lemons off my tree. It is so heavy with fruit that a couple of branches are threatening to break. I brought a basket full inside. Hmmm, the lemons smell so gooooooood! Next thing I knew I was making an apple/cranberry pie with lemon and almonds. Yummy. It just came out of the oven and the whole house smells delightful with cinnamon, nutmeg and fresh lemons. I wish you were here to smell it... we could enjoy some with a cuppa tea.

BTW, do you know the trick of getting the most juice from your lemons n limes? Put the lemon into the microwave for about 10 seconds! That's it. The peel is easier to zest and the juice just pours from it. Since I only needed a little juice for my pie, I used this little citrus juicer I made... way back in 1980! lol. But it's handy and easy to use. Do you have something a little ancient in your kitchen that you really enjoy using?

Until next time. . . I'm off to check out that cooling pie and dig through my stash a little more. What are YOU up to?

Quilty Hugs,

10 comments:

Pat from Florida said...

Cyn, I love your fabrics together. I need to collect more grays. I'm realy liking them lately.

Sue Daurio said...

great fabrics!! How lucky you are to have fresh lemons!! So jealous :)

Angie G. said...

That is a great tip! Wish I had a lemon tree, we use a lot of them. I am your newest GFC follower, and found you via 'Freedom By The River Blog Hop'. Hope you have a great day!
Angie G.
http://mycraftycollections.blogspot.com/

Dora, the Quilter said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Dora, the Quilter said...

OK. Let's try again with better spelling....
Oooo, wish I was at your house smelling the lemons. When I was in the grocery store last week, they were so expensive I came home without any. (Really can't figure out why they are so expensive in harvest season.)

Cathi said...

I adore your fabric choices, particularly the polka dots! I think your secret garden is going to be stunning!
Lucky you being able to go out and pick your own lemons!

Sheila said...

Nice fabrics. I love lemons. Your post has me thinking about lemon pie and lemon drops.

Elly D said...

Your fabrics that you've pulled look yummy! Look forward to seeing what you make.
Your very own lemons... yummy! Can't get any fresher than that! You made the cute little cup and juicer?? How very neat!!! You are one very talented lady!!!! Thank you for the tip on getting the most juice out and the peel. Well I've had virtual beans for mains and now lemon,cinnamon and apple pie for desert! My tummy is still rumbling so I'd better go fix some really nosh! LOL... Hugs Ellyx

Quilting Lodge said...

Nice fabric choices! I love the pink. And thanks for the tip on the lemons. I didn't know that!

Connie said...

Beautiful fabrics and how neat to have a lemon tree in your yard! Great tip Cyn! Thanks for sharing.
Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday