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September 17th, 2016


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06:58 pm - Lemon Curd, Post #44
This week has been a big ol' ball of NOPE, so we'll move on to a lovely, late discovery.

A week ago I was perusing my daily email from my dear friends at Fortnum's, and lo, they had a link to "lime curd." Well, my mind immediately went to "curds and whey," and then "cottage cheese," and then "yuck," but I felt sure my dear Fortnum's friends wouldn't be selling anything like that, so -- Google!

"Lime curd," it turned out (which you probably knew), is basically lime jam with added butter and sugar. Mmmm. How would one use such a product? Google!

"Good on top of pancakes," said one of the first links, and I recalled that I had been meaning to start my autumn-winter practice of fortnightly pancakes-for-dinner*. The question of what to put on said pancakes has been a vexed one, due to the difficulty of finding actual maple syrup rather than maple-flavored high-fructose-corn-syrup, and so this sounded like it might be a Good Thing.

But I didn't want to order from Fortnum's in case I didn't like it, so... on my weekly shop at Publix** I went to their British Foods section, and yes, there was Mackay's Lemon Curd, made in Scotland. Close enough, I said, and put it in my cart. Tonight I made said pancakes and put lemon curd on top.

Friends. My friends. This was an EXCELLENT DECISION. Tart yet sweet!

And so if you, like me, had been deprived of lemon (or lime) curd all your life, I recommend. May you have all the sweet things you need!

*No, it's still hot as hell here and not autumnal at all. But I'm not going to let this stupid weather be the boss of me.
**Publix is a great, great place to shop. I heart it entirely.

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From:tx_cronopio
Date:September 17th, 2016 11:01 pm (UTC)
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Hmmmm....not convinced about lemon/lime curd, but I have scars from my childhood. I loved coconut pie and occasionally picked up lemon pie at the cafeteria, being a young stupid person, and so I am not fond of lemon flavors in anything but lemon. But for you, I'll try!

I have been waiting for our cool front since Weds, it is still not here. I am hot and annoyed.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 17th, 2016 11:13 pm (UTC)
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If you don't like lemon pie, you wouldn't like lemon curd (or probably lime curd) -- it's kind of like lemon pie filling, except more lemony. :)

Alas for your tardy cold front! Hope it arrives for you soon.
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From:tx_cronopio
Date:September 17th, 2016 11:15 pm (UTC)
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Ah, you're right. No, I wouldn't.

Fall will come eventually, right? RIGHT?
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From:anne_d
Date:September 17th, 2016 11:10 pm (UTC)
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Yay for finding delicious new foods!

Sympathies on the vile weather. Here is hot and getting hotter, with possible thunderstorms later in the week.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 17th, 2016 11:14 pm (UTC)
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SO good, A. I am super-pleased. :)

(And since I don't keep dessert-y things in my house, it would be good spread on toast to satisfy a dessert-y craving. Win-win.)

Hugs and cooler weather for all of us who need it!
From:gwynnega
Date:September 18th, 2016 12:09 am (UTC)
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I love lemon curd! I've never seen lime curd, but I bet I'd enjoy it...
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From:laurawise
Date:September 18th, 2016 05:08 pm (UTC)
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I will be looking for lime curd too, now that I've discovered the deliciousness of lemon. :)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:mamculuna
Date:September 18th, 2016 04:46 am (UTC)
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My niece-in-law makes lemon curd. And yes, it is to die for. I can't think of many things that wouldn't be better with lemon curd (well, a few, but try it on scones...).

Publix rules! It's our reward for living in the south. I think it exists in other parts of the universe, but I haven't seen it north or west.

Edited at 2016-09-18 04:48 am (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:September 18th, 2016 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Scones, oh my goodness yes. I am also thinking of the sweet sugar-overload of lemon curd on blueberry quickbread.... Mmmm.

Yes, I agree that Publix is a reward for where we live. It's been a joy to watch it change in good ways (more Greenwise items, more healthy options, more imported food) over the years while keeping its Publix spirit. :)

Cheers for your Sunday!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:September 19th, 2016 01:08 am (UTC)
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Mmm, lemon curd, especially home made (my old roommate makes it on a regular basis). Also, in:re lemon pie, NOT cafeteria versions nor Marie Calender...too sweet, not enough actual lemon.

Also, for pancake topping, blueberry syrup is quite acceptable, when actual maple is unavailable. (Breakfast food for dinner was one of my fondest childhood memories, only allowed when my father was unable to be home in time to eat with us...)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 21st, 2016 12:48 am (UTC)
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Oh wow, I keep hearing about homemade lemon curd, and it just sounds awesome. :)

I remember blueberry syrup from long-ago breakfasts and roadside shops like Nickerson Farms. (That might be just a Midwestern thing.)

Hugs hugs!
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From:janus_74
Date:September 19th, 2016 03:34 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure I've ever had lemon curd, but it seems like it would be good.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 21st, 2016 12:49 am (UTC)
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It IS!! :)

Cheers, and happy mid-week, T.

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