Monday, November 30, 2009

Lace, Ladybug, Lemon Curd/Butter Microwave Recipe

I had to show you this fabulous old lace tabletopper! I just took some pictures of it for Ebay and thought I'd show it here as it's one of those pieces you rarely see........a real antique piece of battenburg/tapelace...All handmade, old, with some breaks, but these pieces give me palpitations when I spot them at a sale, even with some damage. You just don't see them anymore! ...and you must know by now, I LOVE LACE!

We got a teensy bit of snow on the weekend, it's pretty well gone now, but Kiera was over for a visit, saw the snow on the deck outside the patio door, promptly removed her shows and socks and carefully stepped out and made these footprints!....what a girl!!

I shooed her back inside for her shoes and socks and jacket and she spent a few minutes out there making a few snowballs and making more prints and handwriting in the snow.

As for the ladybug? Well, I went to the garage for some potatoes and there she was atop a potato in the pail. Brought her in and perched her on a little potato in a dish so I could take her picture. She has since disappeared in my kitchen and I hope she winters well.
Now for a recipe that a girlfriend swears by for

Microwave Lemon Curd (lemon butter)
3 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1tbsp grated lemon rind [I put more]

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

2tbsp soft butter

In microwaveable bowl, whisk together eggs & sugar. whisk in lemon rind & juice & butter.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes, whisk until smooth.
Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes longer until it boils & thickens slightly.

Whisk again until smooth.
Cool, pour into jars & refridgerate.
I sterilise the jars & it will keep for several weeks. If it lasts.
Great on toast, in tart shells or on icecream.

I can't wait to make it but will make it after Christmas when we're in Arizona and I have TIME, and luscious fresh off the tree lemons are  a dime a dozen!! Off to make dinner, have a good week, hope I'll be back here before the week ends!


Betty said...

That lacy tablecloth is gorgeous lucy. And so is the little girl. I can remember when I was young how much fun it was to play in that first snow, even if it was just a dusting. Recipe sounds yummy, I'll have to try that. Take card and have a great day.

vintagesusie said...

Yummy, I want some of that lemon curd! I'm not a great cook, but the receipe sounds easy & I think I can make it. It could be a good x-mas gift, but can it sit out for a day if your taking it somewhere? Love Keira's footprints in the snow! We have some snow left & since Kai was at his Dad's he missed it. This morning we had a huge snowball fight & sleding race in the yard. Great fun but Monga's arms hurt from throwing so hard...crazy Monga. Have a fun week friend....Susie

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Lucy, Oh the tabletopper is truly gorgeous, I just love collecting that old lace too!
How adorable your Kiera is! I remember my boys doing the same thing when they were little, such fun times! :)
Thanks so much for sharing that yummy recipe, I know my family will just love it!
Have a lovely day dear friend!
Love & Hugs, Carol Anne