Showing posts from April, 2012

Brown Sugar Lemon Curd

My Canadian family's "signature" recipe for lemon curd. It's made with brown sugar, not white sugar. The brown sugar adds nuance and dimension to lemon curd that's memorable: in side-by-side taste tests, people always prefer Brown Sugar Lemon Curd. I'm sharing two recipes, one from my dear Auntie Gloria, whose refrigerator was always home to a tub of lemon curd, perfect for scooping out by the spoonful or filling a lemon tart or two when a friend stopped by for tea and a visit. The second recipe is my variation of her recipe, it's less sweet and less rich and to my taste, extra-lemony and delicious. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ ~ Auntie Gloria's Brown Sugar Lemon Curd ~ ~ My Low-Sugar & Low Fat Lemon Curd ~ BEST RECIPES! Brown Sugar Lemon Curd Made the List! Best Recipes of 2012 The Glo Is Gone My Canadian family just lost the family matriarch. She was Gloria Miller, my mom’s sister, my cousins’ mum, their children’s

Mojito Strawberries

Our latest dessert addiction, a strawberry riff on the Cuban cocktail called the mojito but served "virgin". Or not. Your call. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ This recipe is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes published every summer since 2009. Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long! With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! BEST RECIPES! Mojito Strawberries made the list! Best Recipes of 2012 I ♥ Summer Cocktails You know the mojito [mo-HEE-toe], right? It's that hey-yeah-it's-summer cocktail of rum with tongue-twisting tart lime juice and muddled mint, slightly sweet, ever so fresh. If I had a signature "summer cocktail", this Cuban cocktail would be it. But sugary cocktails are less than appealing. I checked not long ago, summer's most popular cocktail, a margarita, has something like 19 – yes, NINETEEN – Weight Wat