Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mellow Yellow


Hello, Dear Ones! So many of you are getting snow and showing your most gorgeous whiteness. It's been pretty chilly here on our little island too. I can't show you any whiteness but I can show you some yellowness...


My lemon tree in the backyard! It still has some lemons on it. I've picked the ones from the top and these around the bottom are just dangling and waiting to come inside.


Does looking at my little lemons make your most tiny mouth water? Maybe for some lemonade or a slice of lemon pie? A little wedge works wonders when it's squeezed into my drink of choice...Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper! He's a Pepper, she's a Pepper, wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too? :)

I could not let these little orbs of soury yellowness go to waste. No, no Nannette! So I picked them and brought them into the kitchen, washed them up and poked them into a bowl. Looks like sunshine, doesn't it?


I pulled down my olden juicer and started to 'juice' my little orbs of yellowness! Can you smell that juice? It's making my mouth water! :)


Now some of you who have lemon trees are so smart and know what variety you have. I don't have a clue what mine is. I just know these lemons are big, have a thin rind and are the juiciest things ever. They aren't too tart as to make your tiny mouth pucker up either.

So...
I just had to 'do' something with my lemons. Well, actually I just used a few as I have many more little yellow orbs to 'do' something with also. So I baked a lemon cake from the recipe posted by Our Dear Mary at One Perfect Bite! She is a fabulous cook and has the most fabulous recipes! Pop on over and visit her.

Also on one of my previous posts ~ here, many of you liked my cake stand. So I thought I would use it today to hold my lemony cake! I probably should have just placed the cake on the stand instead of putting it on a plate first! :) We live and learn.


Let me tell you, this is a delicious cake! Yummage! It is lemony but not too tart! I put the little glaze over it just like Mary did.

Isn't this cake looking just a little spot of sunshine? Yellowness of sunshine that you can actually eat! Now when I sliced a lovely piece of this cake for Mr. Precious and me, I added an icy scoop of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream! Perfect! :)


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Mellow Yellow

I'm just mad about Saffron
Saffron's mad about me
I'm just mad about Saffron
She's just mad about me

They call me mellow yellow
(Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow
(Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow

I'm just mad about Fourteen
Fourteen's mad about me
I'm just mad about Fourteen
She's just mad about me

Born high forever to fly
Wind velocity nil
Wanna high forever to fly
If you want your cup our fill

(So mellow, he's so yellow)

Electrical banana
Is gonna be a sudden craze
Electrical banana
Is bound to be the very next phase

They call it mellow yellow
(Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow
(Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow

Saffron -- yeah
I'm just mad about her
I'm just mad about Saffron
She's just mad about me

(Oh so yellow, oh so mellow)
~sung by Donovon



54 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I am droolin'. Hang-darn, that is a bowl of sunshine! The cake! OH! I so want a slice of that and I see the cake stand is the perfect color. Those lemons....beautiful!

    Mouth still watering...

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  2. Thank you, dear Shelia, for that lovely bowl of sunshine :o) I can't actually tolerate lenoms, but that cake looks so yummy, I'm sure I could tolerate a nice big slice of that, lol. Mmmmmm, delicious!!
    Big hugs

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  3. Yummy Yummy,that cake is making my mouth water! It looks so delicious and those are the juiciest lemons I've ever seen. Just goes to show the difference between growing it yourself and buying at the store.

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  4. Sheila, I'm so glad you liked the cake and I wanted to thank you for the link back to my blog. Your photos today are wonderful and that lemon tree will add sunshine to an otherwise gray Oregon day. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. There is nothing I like more than lemon! I have a recipe much like this one and the cake is to die for! I sure wish I had a lemon tree, but if it lived here it would be singing..."Baby It's Cold Outside!" LOL ;D

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  6. What an amazing tree Sheila, I'd love a lemon tree in my yard! Your cake looks great-enjoy:@)

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  7. I'd love to have a lemon tree in our back garden. We have lots of other fruits bt not luscious lemons. Don't they looks gorgeous dangling there!! So much happy colour!

    Sarahx

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  8. That is me knocking at your door. Please let me in and give me a slice of that yummy cake.

    You are my sister, after all.♥

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  9. A delicious mix of color and flavor!! Yummy!!!!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  10. The cake looks awesome!! My stomach is so growling.....could you mail me a slice??

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  11. We have a little, less than a year old Meyer lemon tree that we have inside our house. It has little dime size green lemons on it....can't wait until they grow up!

    That lemon cake looks devine! Can you send me a piece?
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  12. I, too, have a lemon tree but it has yet to give fruit. Yours looks just yummy. And the cake - looks so moist, enjoy a slice for me.
    Brenda

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  13. How lucky you are to have that cute little lemon tree! And ALL of those lemons!! Whoo Hoo! What we pay for lemons here! Your cake looks scrumptious! I'd love a piece and your cake stand is perfect for this!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. My mouth is watering! It looks so good! The cake stand is beautiful.
    Aren't you getting some nasty weather in TX?
    I can't believe you have so many pretty lemons.

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  15. Talk about low hanging fruit! The lemons are lovely and please eat cake for me too! ♥O

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  16. Oh Pickle your tree is beautiful and I bet it smells wonderful when in blossom..I have Meyer lemon tree in my sunroom and just love the sweet smell of it..LOVE that cake stand..you do have some of the best things my Dear friend..I love lemon pie but that cake looks so YUMMY!! Hugs and smiles, love ya girl Gloria

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  17. love the lemon tree.....we are in the middle of the COLD so it looks even better....Have a blessed day

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  18. HI Shelia!
    That cake looks delicious! Believe it or not, here in Arkansas we've even had some snow, so your lovely green tree looks especially beautiful today.
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

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  19. Delightfl! Your lemon cake looks so good and your lemon tree just loaded with yellow fruit is wonderful too. I remember the song "Mellow Yellow" from the 'good ol' days'. It's snowing here so I enjoyed seeing your green (and yellow) post today. Blessings,
    Pamela

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  20. I'll be right over for a slice of that delicious looking lemon cake! Thanks for sharing and spreading sunshine through blogland.

    Have a wonderful evening,
    Gail

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  21. I can't believe you really have a lemon tree. I have some lemon branches that everyone thinks are real. That cake looks delish as does the fresh squeezed lemons. That is just a very sunny post Sheila:) Thanks. No snow here, just cold!

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  22. ♫♪♫ Lemon tree very pretty and the lemons are so bright ♫♪♫
    Love ya
    Donna

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  23. Hi Sheila,
    As I sit by my window shivering, your lemony post makes me long for summer!!! or at least the yellow sun!!! It all looks so yummy.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day.
    Blessings
    Sue

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  24. Hi Shelia! Well, we must be kindred spirits because we have a "lemon-y" post up on our new blog today too! :-) I love any dessert with lemon in it and your tree brings back memories of living in So Cal and all of our amazing fruit trees we had. So jealous of you! :-)
    Vanessa

    www.atthepicketfence.com

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  25. Tears falling here in TN...I so envy that lemon tree and Diet Dr. Pepper is running in my veins...and lemon cake is my favorite!!! Boo hoo...could you adopt me as your sister...I don't have a sister either!!! boo hoo...and that beautiful cake plate...it's gorgeous!!! ...and its so cold here...24 right now but now snow (yippee we lucked out on that one)!!!

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  26. The cake looks yummy. I would love a piece. Your lemons are so perfect they don't look real. How fun is that. Hugs, Marty

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  27. Your cake looks so yummy. Your bright spot of yellow was perfect to see, we're seeing nothing but lots of white again.. I know I would enjoy lots of water with lemon in it.... thanks for putting just a touch of spring into my area of the country. hugs ~lynne~

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  28. Lemon tree-very pretty! I'm sure you know that song too, unless I have the lyrics wrong! If I had a lemon right now I would put it into a hot cup of tea. We are totally iced over and cold here! Your cake looks delicious!! I think I'll make one! Linda

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  29. I love your yellowness, Shelia. Our friends are wintering at SPI again, this year. She has been telling me about the chilliness in TX.:-)

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  30. oh my, that sure does look good..
    you are just the cutest:)

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  31. Oh that cake looks de~lish!
    Just made lemon bars from scratch last week for a girlfriend's birthday bash at the schoolhouse! I do so love lemons AND your cake stand too.

    Love,
    Mrs. Kindergarten

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  32. Be still my heart! I adore anything made with lemon and this looks absolutely scrumptious! What a beautiful cake on such a beautiful pedestal!

    LOVE!

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  33. OH MY! S'wonderful! Just wonderful! Oh for a slice of that lemony, yummy cake!
    My tiny tree gave me about 30 tiny lemons...and they filled a bowl also...but now are in the frig waiting to see what may happen to them. Probably nothing. :(
    Then again...maybe.
    My poor ity bitty tree was bent to the ground and I was afraid the lemons would break it...so off they came. They do taste good...and smell good.

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  34. Oh, I wish I were there with you at your house, Shelia. I adore anything with lemons. That looks delicious! And lemons are such pretty decorations, too.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  35. Shelianess... the answer to your question is, "No, No, Nanette" Now, one of them did volunteer, but the rest, nope. Mr. Magpie took a lot of it down (because I was sick) and made me promise never, never to do it again. LOL! And I did. Believe you me. All of the stuff about your house will be decorated for Christmas? Don't believe it. It was dead by Christmas, and we weren't even there. ;-) Then I took the rest of the tree down and am waiting for my friend to come get it and some of the decorations that weren't mine.

    Do you love lemon squares? I really do. I like them as well or better than chocolate, and that's saying something. If you will ever come to Florida, I will treat your tiny self to one from an old timey bakery up in these parts that is delish and also to one the best cupcakes on earth... those lemon-ginger ones with the slice of candied lemon on the top... oh, Shelia... YUM! I almost got one yesterday, but I dove headfirst into a giant chocolate confection and had it all over my face by the time I got to the house. Looked like a little piggy rooting in the mud for truffles. ;-)

    XO,

    Sheila

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  36. Oh Shelia, that cake looks so delicious, and that stand is gorgeous! I'm going to click over to get this recipe. I love lemons. How wonderful that you have so many of them on your tree. laurie

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  37. Oh My! You've know how to bottle sunshine in February! Love it!

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  38. That's just what I needed.......
    a little reminder that some day it will be warm again!

    Everything still frozen in Colorado!

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  39. Your photo of the bowl of lemons is superb, Shelia! I wonder if I could grow a lemon tree here in Tyler??? I would love to have those yellow orbs in my yard. Now I shall be singing these jingles all day...
    Brenda

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  40. It's hard to believe that you are picking lemons in February. It is so snowy and cold where I live and there you are in summer land somewhere picking lemons and making fresh lemon cake. Oh yum! Does that ever look good!
    I love your little song, too! You are just too sweet! And not a bit sour!
    HUGS,
    Cindy

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  41. That cake looks divine! How fun to have a lemon tree!

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  42. Hi Shelia,
    What a treat that cake would be! I would love to pick some fresh lemons from my very own tree.

    Carolyn

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  43. Yes, this makes my mouth water! I love anything lemon! I, too, have a big bunch of lemons sitting on my counter (from a neighbor) Now I'm inspired to make a lemon dessert!

    Katherine

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  44. Hi Sheila, My mouth is seriously watering right now!! That cake looks soooo yummy! Can you tell I'm hungry? I have been eating so much since I've been snowed in that I had to really watch it today. I am packing on a few pounds! Love your pretty little lemon tree. I've always wanted one but am sure it would not survive here. The lemons look so jucy! Glad to see a little sunshine on this cold evening...I am really looking forward to spring!!! Take care, Kristen

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  45. Oh my goodness! I love growing produce and fruit and making something fresh with it! Your cakes looks so YUMMY!

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  46. I just picked off all my lemons and juiced them because we are in a deep freeze here in Arizona! I know! That cake looks luscious!

    ~Rainey~
    http://theprojecttable.blogspot.com

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  47. What a pleasant and fun post...so summery...and so fun to see after sitting here in below zero temps this morning and huge piles of snow...so very refreshing to see.....I have to go and find that recipe...lemon is a favorite of mine!!

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  48. A smile of a post on this chilly morning! I'm Tweeting about it. XX00

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  49. The cake looks deeeelicious! Just wish I had a slice. My sweet friend from LA gave me some lemons at Christmas off her tree, enjoyed them so much. I'm behind on my reading so I've got to catch up with you!

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  50. Hi Shelia, your lemons are beautiful. I love those little beauties so much. I had a lemon tree in Florida and I miss those yellow darlings. My favorite cake ever is a lemon cake. It looks and I know it tastes, delicious.

    I also love your new pillow slips. Slip, slip, slip and 'WALLA' a whole new lovely couch. The fabric is beautiful as well. Good job my sweet friend.

    We were supposed to be on our way to Florida to celebrate our dear friends 50th anniversary but Bill came home from work with the Flu. Sigh! Such is life sometimes.
    Have a happy day dear Sheila,
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  51. Oh,nummy!, Shelia. I love LOVE lemons in any way shape or form. That cake is deelish & I just KNOW you saved a piece for me ...?

    Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

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  52. Gorgeous lemons! And the cake is even more gorgeous...Christine

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  53. I have Lemon envy! They look so pretty! And your cake is lovely!
    I have snowballs, lots of them, need any? :)

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  54. Oh my! I haven't thought of putting a slice of lemon in my Dr. Pepper for years!!! We used to do that as kids in high school. Oh and do you remember drinking it hot? That was all the rage for a while, too! Love that you have lemons growing. Wish the weather here was just as nice. :-) Love the cake- you are inspiring me to bake! hugs, Sue

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