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Monday, January 16, 2012

A Bowl Full of Lemons..

Hello my dears...How are you all? 
Here we are beginning another new week that the Lord has blessed us with..

 I had wanted to start this week with something a bit creative but our hydro was off ALL day..
Terry had to go away so I went with him ... grin.. 
Alas... I did not accomplish a whole lot.. 

Tonight I was making supper and did up a salad.. 
(we are trying to eat more of them)   Must be January.. grin.. 

Anyway, I made a INFUSED OIL  that I have been using for years and thought perhaps you might like the recipe..


Lemon Oil...

Take the zest off of two washed lemons..

Place in a small pot with 1 cup of olive or canola oil.. 

Place on your lowest heat and infuse until it just begins to simmer.. 

Turn off and cool.. Store in a jar.. 
A mason jar is great..

I just keep this on my counter .. 
The recipe says it will keep for a month but I find it never lasts that long.. 
Great over fish, salad and such..

For salad... 
I just pour a bit over and add a squeeze of lemon juice and some fresh herbs ..

I find that you only need a few veggies for a simple salad... 
Lettuce, onion, mushrooms and cucumbers for tonight..
Tomatoes are so expensive right now.. 
I used fresh rosemary from my window sill.. 

If you have a good dressing it makes all the difference.. 

As one of my friends once told me ... 
Only 3 veggies in that salad and I could lick the plate.. 
It must have been a good dressing.. grin.. 



Well, dear ladies that is all for tonight..

It has been a bit of a day if you know what I mean.. 

I think I shall make a nice cup of tea... 
Oh... for a nice cookie or square.. grin...
What kind would you like?  

I think I would like a SKOR BAR...

Have a very blessed week.. 

Let's pray for each other.. OK?
Love to you all..



15 comments:

  1. Faye , as always ur post was an inspiration. The next time u come I will make u skor squares. I am thinking I could use a hello dolly square. Have a great week

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  2. Thanks for the lovely recipe!I have to say that salad looks delicious! Hugs,Jen

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  3. This I will do, this week! Your salad looks so good! You made me hungry. Cucumbers, good ones are not to be found around here right now. They are available, but the flavor isn't very desirable. Tomatoes are out of reason, those will have to wait for me too! I hope you have a great week!

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  4. I am going to make some of this lemon oil! I need to be eating more salads and fish anyway (:o) xo

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  5. *Mmmm* Skor bars are one of my favorites!
    Thanks for the lemon oil recipe, Faye... I'll bet it is wonderful over fish.
    Sounds like you had a busy day... hope you rest tonight.

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  6. I agree about the tomatoes and the cucumbers, right now they are out of season.
    They don't taste very good either. Sometimes we just have lettuce, onions and
    mushrooms, broccoli and a good dressing. We like raspberry vinaigrette.
    Thanks, Faye.
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  7. Hi Faye,

    MMMMMM you always have yummy ideas. I'm glad I stopped by.

    Have a great Tuesday. Take care, Janet W

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  8. I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading your posts. The salad looks very light and refreshing. I love using fresh lemons in food so I'm sure this would be good. I also enjoyed seeing your Bible collection and the unique way that you displayed them. Have a wonderful week.------- Shannon

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  9. Morning Dear Faye Henry!
    I love the infused lemon. Will try for sure.
    But love the idea of praying for each other.
    Oh how wonderful are our friends!
    Joy In Him
    Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  10. Good morning Faye! I love lemons : ) I hope you enjoyed your cup of tea! Any special kind? I still have some Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride left over from Christmas & it's like having your tea & a cookie all in one : ) Blessings, Shirlee

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  11. Hi Faye,
    Well your infused oil sounds easy enough that I can make that. I probably would be the only one to use it though because my husband is a 'plain' kind of eater...he likes the traditional 'french' dressing. I like to try new things on my salads.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment...I passed the BD greeting along to Doug...he thanks you!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  12. You blog is beautiful and homey. :o)
    It was fun to stop in.

    Cheryl

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  13. Hello my friend!
    Thanks so much for the info on how to make infused oils, I have heard of it, but had no idea how to make it.
    It's not nice when you lose your hydro, if that happened here at this time, we would all freeze to death, it was -24 when we got up this morning, I think our Winter weather has arrived!
    Mmmm...a nice cup of tea does sound nice and prayer is always a wonderfully satisfying way to spend some time.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  14. I may have to try this..ANYTHING that makes me want to lick the plate clean that involves good health is a definate must, lol!!! When I lived in California we had a lemon tree in our front yard. Ohhhh the lemon meringue pies I made. You have my mouth watering!!! Katie

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  15. oH yUMMY idea!.... Thanks for sharing

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