Tuesday, April 6, 2010

lemon curd.

lemon curd

Wait, what IS lemon curd? Oh. That's what it is.

Hey, this stuff was delicious! Alia made it. I was at her house the other day and she let me try some. She spooned up a jar full of it for me but I forgot to take it home.

lemon curd

New Seasons (a local hippie grocery chain) prints out tons of recipe cards and keeps them near their sample counter. I grab them all the time but never remember to make them. Alia remembered, though. I am so lazy, I photographed the recipe card, haha!

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If that is too small for you to read, click here. Sorry this post is lacking in witty banter, my kid came home from preschool today with pink eye (a delightful remnant of Easter weekend, when my sister brought her kids over to play when they were recovering from the dread disease.) and my kitchen is still in shambles so it's been all takeout burritos and whatnot around here for days. How about Y'ALL entertain ME for awhile? Post links, recommend books to read (just picked up McGee's On Food & Cooking on the advice of the cook at my new job), tell me a story about your day, tell me I'm stupid, whatever.

31 comments:

RWL said...

Lemon curd makes me think of key lime pie, which makes me think of s'mores with homemade marshmellos. Woooweee it's late and I'm tired and my food train of thought is demented. But now I should go to bed before I eat something. :)

Captain and Crew said...

Have no fear, pink eye will clear! Thanks for the yummy custard post. Want to read my post? come on...i know you are curious. You are on my blog roll....
www.sailingtrainingwheels.blogspot.com

Marisa@make*happy said...

I take pictures of recipes all the time. People always laugh at me when I do it, but who cares? It's way easier than writing it down.

Christie said...

We got our first 1/2 gallon of raw milk today. We're trying it tomorrow (long story about W's relationship with milk. We let her drink it only in the am). It's got the cream on the top. It has a nice color to it. I was going to to say yellowish, then I realized it's cream colored. The cream I buy at the store is much whiter than this stuff.

jana said...

I am so glad to see a new post. I check out your blog every night. I have made many of your recipes and have read your entire blog like a book. Thanks for doing an awesome job. Oh...I have a wonderful lady I buy yard eggs from. She sells them for 2 bucks a dozen. I feel guilty taking them for that and insist she take 10 bucks for 3 dozen. They are the best eggs and worth every penny.

S@sha said...

Hello. Yum, lemon curd.

Food related I'm reading and enjoying "What We Eat When We Eat Alone," by Deborah Madison and Patrick McFarlin. The recipes aren't groundbreaking, but its all about the often weird things we eat when we don't have to think about pleasing anyone else, and it has charming illustrations. http://www.powells.com/biblio/18-9781423604969-0

I also just got the "Big Sur Bakery Cookbook: A Year in the Life of a Restaurant," and haven't read it yet-- just skimmed here and there. http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780061441486-0

Just watched another episode of the Jamie Oliver reality show "Food Revolution" on Hulu. Definitely interesting.

Alicia Lynn Carrier said...

christie, do you like, uhhhh... have a raw milk hookup? i've kind of always wanted to try it. everyone is like RAW MILK IS THE FOOD OF THE GODS BLAH BLAH!!!!! i don't really drink milk but sometimes i have it on cereal or in oatmeal and stuff so i wouldn't mind checking it out.

Alicia Lynn Carrier said...

p.s. i walked past your house twice today. i thought about popping in but i never know if i'm going to interrupt something, especially around the time of day that i assume ed is nearly home (around 4ish?). maybe thursday i'll say hello before i go pick up eli?

SB in SB said...

I'm stoked you posted this b/c my friend just delivered two huge bags of lemons and I've been wondering what the hell to make with all of them. Now I know: everyone around me is getting lemon curd!
Wishing everyone a rapid recovery from pink eye!
And I'm sure you've seen it, but the sneezing panda makes me laugh every time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzRH3iTQPrk&feature=related

amarjandu said...

Ahh I'm going to try that Lemon Curd today when I get up off the computer, Take out burritos! My dad opened a Taco Time on SE Foster Rd. :D I love the veggie burritos.

dana said...

Mmm lemond curd.
Definitely one of my favorite things.

chetanddot said...

Lemon curd is amazing! You can combine it with a bit of fresh whipped cream for a delightful topping for just about anything. I hear that a little champagne tames the tartness and classes it up a few notches.

Pink eye blows. We've been dealing with it around here for the past year, anytime someone gets sick, they get pink eye. I found that the homeopathic remedy (similisan brand) that walgreens carries takes care of within a day or so. I keep it on hand and if anyone even so much as rubs their eye, they get drops.

Lisa-Marie said...

I love lemon curd. My husbands parents make it, therefor i get to eat if often. Yum yum yum!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

I have never had lemon curd, but I want it. Right this very minute.

You have probably seen this, but I was alternately repulsed/entertained by this:

http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards.html

Birdie said...

Lemon curd looks yummers.

We made this recipe two days ago and I'm already plotting when I'm going to make it again: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1973642

(Its black bean burgers with mango salsa...SO GOOD)

loandbehold.org said...

The drawing I bought from you for my hubs and my 1st anniversary graces our AWESOME thrifted formica table. He loved it :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/naz66/4432527011/

ALSO! We're hopefully having breakfast for dinner tonight. Bacon, eggs and toast. Do you ever do that?

Marina said...

1. LOVE lemon curd. Very under-appreciated in this country. Slathered on scones, dropped it into tart shells and topped with berries, hidden inside sugar cookies - delicious!

2. BIRDIE, I made that recipe for Black Bean Burgers for Cooking Light :) I'm so pleased you liked it!
www.yummymummyfood.blogspot.com

shakeandshiftdesign said...

My sister once had a mild case of pink eye, it wasn't even noticeable. So she decided to NOT TELL ME SHE HAD IT. Next thing you know, I can't open my eyes. At all. Ew. I feel for ya.

stephanie said...

Lemon curd is amazing. If you mix it with cream cheese (at a ratio of 2:1 with the 2 being the cream cheese) and put it on short bread, it becomes even more amazing.

Also, if you like short stories I recommend "Eating Naked." I'm about halfway through it and all the stories so far are pretty great.

lena said...

so, this is unrelated to lemon curd but i was totally going to go down to skeleton key on the opening day of your show, because my boyfriend and i were seeing Hank 3 at the roseland that night, but it ended up hailing that day so we took refuge indoors until the show (we take the bus.) hope it went well!

Appetite for Conversation said...

hmm. I have a tree full of lemons, so maybe this recipe is for me!

Sara in America said...

Oh - pink eye is the worst!!! I'm sorry for your little one.
I'm reading "Toast" by Nigel Slater (as well as a whole bunch of other stuff for school). Some blog recommendations: Do you read New York magazine's Grub Street? They have this really cool little feature called "The New York Diet," in which celebrities, ranging from the minor to some big names, go through what they've eaten in a week. I also like the "What's in your Basket" column in the Observer Food Monthly (online), which is a similar concept but more about general eating habits. Ummm...I'm loving the new Joanna Newsom record right now. Trying to get through my first year of grad school. Having inappropriate crushes. Anticipating summer. Trying to take off a few pounds. I like your blog a lot!

Sarah from iatebrisbane.com said...

Hi Alicia,
a great book if you're a chocolate nut and want to understand the history and processes, back from Mayan times all the way through to How they make chocolate these days - Indulgence by Paul Richardson.

:D Sarah

melroska said...

I was just looking at the lemon curd recipe in karen solomon's jam it, pickle it, cure it (such a great book!) and now I guess I have to make it.
A recent book I read that I really enjoyed was Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper by Fuchsia Dunlop, it's equal parts about food and travelling in China. I write a blog about restaurants in San Francisco's tenderloin neighborhood, I don't know how interesting that would be to you, but just in case it's www.goldentoothsf.com.
I'm glad you've continued with this blog, I really enjoy your writing and photography.

beastmomma said...

I am not sure if this is entertaining or not, but a few good books are: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett and People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. I would also recommend watching the show "The Wire."

mllenoelle said...

I don't usually post links on other ppl's blogs cause it seems spammy, but since you're inviting- coincidentally I just posted about lemon curd today! I made lemon curd & coconut crêpes and also some lemon meringue tarts.

As far as recommended books, I just read "The Way Through Doors" by Jesse Ball and it pretty much rocked my world. Like a psychedelic modern fairy tale with a sense of humor. Or if you're into food books here are some good ones.

Cheers and good luck with the pink eye situation.

Elizabeth said...

Third try to leave a comment, each one less entertaining. Saw your work at SK last friday afternoon. Would have liked to come back and chat after 7 but I was very tired. I worked on a restaurant demo and rebuild in West Linn most of the day. Really enjoyed seeing your work in person - it's always better that way. Especially enjoyed seeing the Texas Star you did for me on the card for the show!

Books: The Little Giant of Aberdeen County. A very well written tale from the perspective of a woman born with acromegaly that contrasts the workings of modern medicine with herbal remedies in a small town in upstate NY.

Pacific College Mom said...

Thanks so much for the yummies! I love the stuff too, but never knew how to make it. Goonnnna go get cooking now!

Just so you know, we had your pulled pork tonight for dinner. It's our fave!!

Your devoted slave.
Ann

Karen said...

First off - I love your blog. I read the whole thing one day when I was home sick. Not sure how I found it, maybe from Fbook or Portland Yelp.

Anywhoodle, I had some Trader Joe's (holla!) lemon curd that was nearing its expiration date. It's not nearly as good as fresh but it does keep in the fridge for a long time. I whipped some cream, folded it into the curd and poured it into a baked pie crust (standard pate brisee) then topped it with strawberries, points up.

Voila! "Homemade" lemon mousse. My bf thought it was the best thing ever and it was so easy. Though I did act like it had taken all day to make, natch.

Elaina said...

Just wanted to say you're awesome, and I'm going to eat a graham cracker before bed now, because the pic of yours made me hungry. g'night!

Ash said...

I love this!!
and I heart curd of all kinds!