Saturday, July 25, 2009

My Heritage...

Being born and raised in the Midwestern United States, I was blessed with a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who started my cooking lessons at a very young age. The grandmothers never used written recipes and while my Mom once in a while pulled out a bit of paper she had made notes on, her normal routine came from within her wonderful mind. Whenever I feel a bit down, I revert to my upbringing and cook something. I thought I might share one of the results...a fresh lemon pie. The lemons came from the tree of a friend and the recipe is from my past. The secret of our merange is to add a bit of flour (this stops the eggs from separating). My husband says it tasted even better than it looks! Wish you were here to share a cup of green tea and a bite of pie.


  1. It looks gorgeous and I bet it tastes gorgeous.The tea jug is very elegant.

    What an heritage to be proud of, and what great pictures!

  2. Duta, The teapot is a special gift from my life-long friend, Philly. Her father brought the pot home from overseas during his service in WWII. I think it's lovely and we enjoy our daily tea with it.

  3. Wow, my mouth is watering. That pie looks exactly like my Mom's lemon merange pies used to look. We had a lemon tree and she made them quite often! Brings back memories.


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