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.

3 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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  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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