Homemade pasta sauce with green onion and garlic chives, Roma tomatoes and fresh herbs. From farmers market and my garden. #vegan #vegetarian #picstitch (at Petal, MS)
Here are the lemon curd Easter baskets I made yesterday. Dark, unsweetened chocolate chips and sliced orange segments are underneath the curd. The phyllo baskets are homemade, too. Brush four phyllo sheets with olive oil, cut into eight pieces. Use two pieces so corners are diagonal to each other in cupcake molds (makes four per four sheets), bake at 400 degrees in a preheated oven for about 5-6 minutes. Add the chocolate chips while the baskets are cooling. Add the orange pieces, then the lemon curd. Top with sliced strawberries and blackberries (or whole if they are small), and garnish with a peppermint leaf or two.
Sitting outside on this beautiful day, enjoying coffee in my new birthday mug. Handmade in Oxford, Mississippi. (at Petal, MS)
Lemon curd for my phyllo Easter baskets.
1 cup sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1/3 cup lemon juice (about 1 to 1/2 lemons)
4 medium eggs, beaten
1/2 stick unsalted butter, sliced
Whisk together sugar, zest and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Add in eggs and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, for about 10 minutes and curd is somewhat thickened. You may need to remove it from the heat now and then if it starts to thicken too much on the bottom. Keep stirring so it doesn’t burn. Alternately you can use a double boiler. Remove from heat when your curd is thickened.
Place butter in a medium mixing bowl and use a strainer to pour curd over the butter. If you don’t strain it, there will be little bits of gritty egg in your curd. It doesn’t harm it, just makes the texture not so pleasing.
Stir until butter is melted. Cover with a kitchen towel and let cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and cool for at least an hour in the refrigerator before serving.
I’m getting ready to make something yummy! Stay tuned. :) (at Petal, MS)
Try the Mexican hot chocolate. It’s spicy! (at T-Bones Records & Cafe)
Play ball! (at Pete Taylor Baseball Park)
After lunch coffee with a friend. The birthday celebration continues … (at The Depot Coffee House and Bistro)
Lol this is not my bug. Mine is across the street. You can see it in the background. She’s waiting to get her oil changed. :) (at Spay and Neuter Clinic)
Next week’s market will also feature earth day activities. (at Town Square Park)