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