Why do people whine and complain, saying their lives are “giving them lemons”? Give me all the lemons you got coz I love Lemon!
It is bizarre how we end up associating things to concepts and emotions, eventually tying them together, that at hearing the word the first thing that comes to mind is the associated emotion rather than see the thing for itself! I do understand idioms, proverbs, urban legends, old wisdom and all that… But I have lately come to realise that most of what we think we think, is just a long row of associations that most of the time we do not even actively decide, rather unconsciously think! Really absurd…
Come tell a child that a lemon is in fact very good (healthy and as a flavour in food) after having that child subjected to our lingual twists and associations. What then is going to convince that child that lemons are good? After all aren’t they just what life threw at you when all has gone wrong?!
Not to make this long and boring… it is just a thought that crossed my mind as I was making this beautiful Lemon curd (which BTW I make often because I love)… I thought to share this thought not because I want to change the world and language and all that… but because I want to remind myself everytime I look at this to be more mindful of my thoughts. To be conscious of the associations! Perhaps inspire you to do that too…
So for the lemon curd
I make this very often because I do love it and it’s such a versatile ingredient that goes a very long way (check the pictures above for inspirations, just click the first one and scroll through the delicious lemon journey). From simply spreading on toast or croissants for breakfast, to making a lemon tart/lemon meringue pie, to spreading on pancakes and crepes to a full blown lemon curd and whipped cream crepe cake, eclairs… do I need to say more? I guess you get the drift. So make this curd and keep it in your fridge for up to 2 weeks and just slather it over everything 🙂
I have included for you a lemon curd cheesecake recipe video so you have another idea on how to use this delicious curd… couldn’t help myself!