Wednesday, September 28, 2016

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from Limoneria, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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Once Fall gets under way, we all start looking forward to cooking our family's comfort foods for the different holidays, and attending parties.

And the one thing we're always looking for is an unique hostess gift, that will not only keep on giving, but delight the recipient, right?

limoneria gift basket 1

Thanks to our friends over at Limoneira, I recently got to check out a great hostess gift idea- a box of their amazing lemons!

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Just look at these beauties!

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Don't they JUST make you want to get baking?

They did for me!

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If you saw the review on Friday for my new revolving cake stand, you saw the first thing we made- a Lemon Poppyseed Cake!

limoneria lemon juice

I took the German Poppyseed Cake recipe and added lemon zest from 2 of these lemons to the batter, along with some of the juice from one lemon. Just look at the amount of juice I got from 2 of these lovely lemons. Doesn't it look just too yummy, all by itself?

lemon poppyseed cake

I then made a simple lemon glaze for the top- using the juice, a touch of milk and confectioners sugar. Did you know you can freeze any leftover glaze? Yup, you sure can, so now I have some fresh lemon glaze ready for the next cake! Yippee! 

lemon poppyseed cake slice

I love using cake flour in recipes- you get some amazing crumb to your cake! And look at the gorgeous yellow color from the Limoneira lemons! I have to tell you everybody in the house came to the kitchen, even the animals, once it started smelling, as it made the whole house smell amazing!

We're still debating what to do with the rest of the lemons- it's a toss up between lemon meringue pie and the last lemon bars of the season! But that's the beauty of buying through Limoneira- your hostess can bake with lemons any time of the year! Woo hoo! That is something they will love you for! Plus you can get some pretty amazing lemon recipes off the Limoneria website, like Lemon-Sage Rub for Roast Turkey and The Ultimate Thanksgiving Punch for the Fall season!

So head on over and check out Limoneira and see what great gifts you can find, and recipes to make!

About Limoneira

The Limoneira Company was founded in Ventura County, California in 1893. Today, Limoneira has evolved into a global company whose mission is to preserve and promote its tradition, heritage and legacy in agriculture and community development.   With 11,000 acres of agricultural production, Limoneira is the largest provider of lemons and avocados in the United States. In addition to agriculture, Limoneira has a long history of community building. Finally, sustainability has been woven into Limoneira’s fabric for over a century with strategic investments in water, solar, soil, and integrated pest management. 

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