The custom of serving a slice of lemon with fish originally had nothing to do with taste. It dates to the Middle Ages, when it was believed that if a fishbone was swallowed, the juice from the lemon would dissolve it.On that post, not only did I discuss Mr. White but also the many health benefits of lemons and lemon juice. The post hasn't been updated since 2007, so I'll leave the link for it down below if you want to check it out. You just might, because, there is also a recipe for Lemon Cake Top Pudding that is simply divine:) The unusual recipe will produce a "magical" cake top with a layer of custard below. I was actually going to bake it for today's post but...I got a bit side tracked:) If you just want to see the done recipe, pop on over to Jady's blog. She actually baked it and loved it! (Unfortunately, Jady is no longer posting on her blogs)
Candy Cane sweetness? Why of course!
They are so simple to make too. I even found an adult Peppermint Lemon Stick Cocktail recipe, should you be so inclined:)
The candy canes I used for today's Lemon Peppermint Sticks were bought at the local grocery store. They are called Bob's Old Fashioned Peppermint Sticks. When I flipped the box over, I spied The Tradition of the Candy Cane which I scanned above. Next, you just scrub the lemons with warm water. A quick roll is good too to loosen up that tangy juice:) I cut off the top of the lemon and made small slits at the top in the form of the letter X. Just enough to be able to stick the cane cane in the lemon. I snapped off the top and bottom of the candy canes because they were candied solid. After you do that, just give it a firm push and you're on your way to a Candy Cane Lemonade! It make take a while for your "sweet straw" to absorb the lemony goodness but be patient, the peppermint stick will begin to dissolve in the lemon juice and flow sweet, spicy lemony goodness:)
1. Squeezing the Lemon (previous post)
2. Peppermint Cheesecake