While counting down the days, weeks and months till my husband comes home and finally starting to feel closer to that fabulous day, we have been trying to enjoy our days. We have filled our time with many things and currently we are swimming as much as possible in our neighborhood pool! We are planning and preparing for our Tea Party which is coming up on the 6th of July, so excited! And we have been busy making a costume for Tiffany for the Anime convention here in August and making all sorts of fabulous recipes and treats to enjoy. I have several projects on the back burner, such as making my paper doll handbag (I will share this when I make it) and all sorts of neat things.
So this week we decided to make and try lemon pots. I have seen the recipe may times and there are many out there but they are all basically the same. While on Pinterest the other day, I happen to see some lovely lemon pots and it reminded me that I have always wanted to try them. The recipe I pinned was in metric measurements so I checked the recipe and Tiffany and I went shopping for the ingredients.
1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest
(about 2 lemons)
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
(makes approx. 4-5 servings)
Combine heavy whipping cream and sugar in a pot and cook over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook an additional 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir and let sit for a few minutes and then place in little dishes. I used 5 small Limoges berry dishes. Place in refrigerator to set and cool.
Then you can add any garnish you like. We added a sprig of mint (just bought myself a very pretty and so fragrant mint plant), whipped cream and some tiny pearl candies.
These are so delicious that I had to share and they may make an appearance at our tea party. We are making crepes in the morning to go with our lemon pots.
So very delicious and refreshing!
I recommend them for a nice summer treat.
Beautiful Ribbonwork Brooch
We are asking everyone to wear either a hat or fascinator to our Tea Party and I have decided to wear my new pink dress, so I am in need of a fascinator. I went looking online for a perfect ribbon work item to use on my fascinator but I also wanted to be able to remove it and use it as a pin or brooch. I of course headed over to Etsy, where I had admired the ribbonwork of Lambs and Ivy Designs many times before and I found the perfect brooch.
Lambs and Ivy Designs
Shown here with one of my Limoges Dishes.