Monday, 3 February 2020
Lemon curd, or lemon honey as it was known when I was growing up in New Zealand. Also known as lemon cheese. Utterly wicked, not as in evil but as in awesome. A delicious way to use up some of our lemons.
I used up 4 lemons making this and one went into the lettuce salad so that is 5 lemons used so far today. Only another 395 to go, more or less. Tomorrow we start juicing them
I love lemon honey, sweet and tangy, the perfect accompaniment to any cake or pie, or biscuit or just a sly spoonful gulped down when no-one is looking. Mine didn't thicken today. I can only think that the recipe I used did not give me the right balance of eggs and lemon juice. I ended up after half an hour of stirring by adding cornflour. No change in the taste and nice and gluey instead of runny.
Planting our olive tree
Vangelis has hundreds of olive trees of his own. He dug the hole and watered the tree. Now he's going to bring some special fertiliser to help its roots. All the olive tree needs is a watering every two weeks. I shall make a note on the calendar. He says we will have olives on the tree maybe in 3 or 4 years
The boys in the back garden, knee deep in clover
Rabbit and onions for lunch