I don’t often think of lemon as a winter fruit. It’s sunny and cheerful and zesty and reminds me more of spring and summer. But, lemon (and other citrus fruits) are actually in season in Winter. I think it’s nature’s way of adding a bright burst of color in an often dreary season.
I was searching through my recipes in search of something lemony, yet simple to serve at a tea party. I found just what I was looking for at Mel’s Kitchen Café. The recipe I found was for a bite-sized version of lemon “brownies,” which were just perfect in a tea party / small bite setting. But, I wanted to make them dairy-free (so I could enjoy them). I adapted this recipe and I was NOT disappointed.
It turns out the tea party wasn’t meant to be. I just got so overwhelmed this week with holiday events and shopping and packing and shipping and closing out my financial year and baking recipes for January so I could enjoy the holidays that – whew! – I had to cancel our annual Mother-Daughter Tea Party. I was so disappointed. It has been our little tradition for a few years. But, I simply had to let it go. I was also granted a much needed and rare date-night with my husband the night before. I wanted to enjoy every second of it and not be worried about how many scones I had to bake or what time I’d have to get up in order to get the house clean.
Have you ever done that? Cancel plans because you’re simply overwhelmed? I hated doing it, but once I did, I felt a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. And I was simply in a better mood. I also had these delicious lemonies in the fridge to help me feel better about it.