What We’re Loving: Lemons

by Kate H. Knapp on July 20, 2014

in Breakfast, Desserts, Drinks, Featured, Soups, What We’re Loving

Seven Lovely Lemon Recipes

Lemons are so lovely. They can make a cup of tea cozy, cool a hot afternoon, elevate a hum-drum dish, and add zest to an otherwise zestless dessert. Gorgeously tart citrus are a cook’s best friend and a baker’s delight; finding a home in both the sweet and savory, as well as in my heart.

My love for lemons is in my blood—my Aunt Sue was addicted to them as a child and would suck on them for hours (enamel be damned!)—and though I crave them all year long, it is in summer that I simply can’t live without them.

Thankfully, I am not alone in my lemon lust, and these fabulous food bloggers have come up with delightful ways to make this sun-colored citrus shine.

Take for instance, The Ultimate Lemon Tart (pictured above), which effortlessly combines pastry perfection with lemon loveliness. {From From the Kitchen}

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There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than with this cool Lemon Sorbet, adorably served in a lemon shell. {From It all started with paint}

Airy and bright, this soufflé-like Warm Lemon Pudding Cake is the perfect end to a stylish soiree. {From Seasons and Suppers}

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Wake up and smell these highly-addictive Lemon Ricotta Waffles with Poppy Seeds. Trust me, your day will thank you. {From Joy the Baker}

Is there anything more refreshing on a hot day than a cold glass of Fresh Squeezed Lemonade? I’m just going to go ahead and say no. {From Dine and Dish}

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Soup in summer? You bet your sweet tooth, especially when it’s this Greek Lemon Soup with Chicken and Orzo. {From Love and Olive Oil}

Portable pies are a favorite summer treat, and these Mini Lemon Hand Pies just scream picnic in the park. {From Lemons for Lulu}

Photos courtesy of Sarah, Linda, Jennifer, Joy, Kristen, Lindsay, and Tanya.

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Kate H. Knapp

Head Recipe Tester & Shop Editor at Eat Boutique
Kate H. Knapp has been cooking since she was stove-high and whisk-strong. She comes from a long line of cooks and bakers, from whom she learned the sweet power of sugar, the thrill of egg whites, the magic of leftovers, and the importance of being fearless in the kitchen. Kate works as the Urbanist Boston City Guide Editor and has recently earned a Masters in Gastronomy. She spends her free time testing recipes, practicing food photography, and reading cookbooks. Her recipe for life is a work in progress—needs a dash more of this and a pinch of that—but she couldn't be happier with her ingredients.

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  • Denise_TLT

    I made a lovely lemon tiramisu with limoncello yesterday, but am totally ready for more lemon goodness after this post. Thanks for the inspiration!

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