I'd like to take this moment and say that I am jealous. My brother and sister-in-law in Houston recently moved into a house with a lemon tree (see Exhibit A, above).
I took this photo at Christmas and it was all I could do to not pick it and rush in the house to make lemon curd. Can you imagine having citrus growing in your yard, ready for lemon meringue pie at a moments notice? I could hardly stand it.
Now my friend in Honolulu has bought a house and she has a lemon tree too! And perhaps a kumquat tree too, we have to wait for some fruit to develop to know for sure. I am green with envy.
I guess I should start keeping copies of my favorite lemon recipes in my suitcase, huh? When I start traveling again, my friends will know to look for me in the backyard. There's a good chance I'm working on dessert.