Happy Friday indeed!
A nice long holiday weekend to look forward to.
We will have rain all weekend, and then hopefully sun on Monday.
Anyone coming to Cape Cod for the weekend?
I love this!
Hopefully Monday will look like this on the cape.
Need any ideas for baking?
My blueberry shortcake is a huge hit, fairly easy to make too.
Peach shortcake with buttermilk biscuits.
Extra crunchy broccoli salad.
Buffalo chicken salad.
My favorite: tomato, cheddar and walnut salad.
Summer salads wouldn't be complete with a Frito Salad!
And of course we need a good kicked up lobster salad BLT.
Pecan-strawberry crumble bars.
around the web:
balinese chicken lawar from serious eats
sunshine can greatly benefit health & prolong life from science daily
20 natural disease fighters in fruit from intent blog
6 hidden health benefits of cherries from bliss tree
how to banish body acne for good from bliss tree
see what a week of groceries looks like from around the world from elite daily
the BRCA gene & cancer: do you really want to know? from Dr. Oz
Incan girl perfectly preserved for 500 years from elite daily
what your poop is telling you (informative for sure!) from mind body green
my stroke of luck (stroke survivor story) from NYTimes
roasted strawberry BBQ sauce from closet cooking
when athletic shoes cause injury from NYTimes
japanese vegetable pancakes from smitten kitchen
bacon caramels from margaritas in the rain
jam infused cupcakes from wassims cuisine
strawberry brownie tart from gi365
refreshing avocado pops from the primlani kitchen
chocolate swirl buns from annie eats
open letter from a "fat chick" to Abercrombie & Fitch from write human
avocados signal a healthy diet from Dr. Weil
avocado egg roll with creamy cilantro dip from I wash you dry
10 signs you have too much cortisol from mind body green
astaxanthin: nature's most powerful antioxidant from mercola
what is a "cronut" from fox news
is peanut butter healthy? from marks daily apple
consuming coffee is linked to lower risk of autoimmune liver disease from science daily
7 characteristics associated with longer life from marks daily apple
(wonderful baking conversion chart--bookmark this one)
gluten free myths from huffington post
compound in Mediterranean Diet makes cancer cells mortal from science daily
cookie decorating trouble shooting from bake at 350
frozen banana! from eat the love
tortilla hot dog wraps from BS in the kitchen
Happy Friday indeed!
Remember when I made the ginger crunch bars?
Those were so good.
Actually I had kept them in the back of my mind to re-create with a new flavor.
And finally that new flavor hit me: lemon!
Lemon is the perfect match for these buttery, sweet, crunchy critters.
Seriously, you need to give these a go, and if you can get your hands on Meyer lemons then please do so.
I know you're going to ask me what can I use instead of golden syrup?
I just don't know, as golden syrup is really the perfect base for the glaze here because is thickens up as it cools.
Please invest in a small can of golden syrup, it's not that pricey and a little bit goes a long long way.
As I type this post up, I am thinking in the back of my head how I can sneak in another bar without ruining my gym workout. I promised my doctor he and his wife would get this tomorrow, but I don't know if there will be any left!
They are that good. Thin, crispy, buttery, and full of lemon flavor.
Isn't that yellow color pretty too? That would make a fabulous wallpaper color for a second bathroom.
Mix the lemon zest with the sugar and the lemon juice; let it sit a bit to marinate.
Make sure to push the dough down in all the little nooks of the tart pan.
Time for a glaze bath.
Note: I only used half the glaze for this and saved the other half for a cake, muffin or loaf.
The glaze is sweet and very tangy, so you only need a little bit.