The Simple Spatula

Category: Lemon

right back where you left off.

If you’ve ever been a runner you know what it’s like to get into a rhythm and a routine. You run often and it comes easily and you miss it if you don’t run. Then one day you’re a little too busy and you skip your run. A few more days like this go by [...]

Here we go again.

Limoncello, round two. Maybe I’ll make a yearly tradition out of it. I used Meyer lemons this time, which is appropriate given my current obsession with all things meyer lemon. Disregard the fact that real limoncello is made with Eureka lemons and certainly not Meyer lemons since we don’t even actually know what they are. [...]

Meyer Lemon Curd

I can’t stop making lemon curd. And eating it on everything. Recipe

For all you southerners out there…

Y’all really like your sugar. Seriously, this pie is diabetic-shock sweet – is that inappropriate for me to say here? Really, I think it’s only apt description. Before you click away from this page thinking I’ve posted a bad recipe, I will say this: every guy who tried this pie LOVED it. I mean really [...]

My kind of people.

My first day of work was an orientation of sorts. We learned the layout, what we should wear, how to properly build the tables each morning. We learned the specifics of what we would do each Sunday and, of course, we learned each others names. We played one of those ice breaker introduction games; you [...]

Brussel Sprouts with Romano Cheese and Lentils

This is the only thing I’ve cooked in at least a week and I’m not sure it really counts as cooking. Just a little steaming, boiling and grating and lunch (or dinner) is ready. You see, I have a new job. Have I told you about my new job? WHAT!? I haven’t? Oh my. I’m also [...]

Walnut Pesto

There were giant bunches of basil staring me down at the farm stand. They said:“My only desire in my short basil-y life is to be pesto.”And so I acquiesced.Basil can be very persuasive.  Walnut Pesto Makes about 6oz A couple roasted garlic cloves, more or less to taste 1 ounce fresh basil leaves 1 ounce [...]

Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade

Old Fashioned Pink Lemonade Do as I did and add a shot of homemade limoncello or enjoy it straight. A shot of vodka would also give it a kick. 3 cups fresh lemon juice (about 16 lemons)* 12 cups of water 3 cups natural cane sugar 12oz. raspberries Combine the sugar and 3 cups of water [...]

With lemon and little else.

After spending time in Georgia, we went back to Yerevan for the day before heading out to the villages. We went for lunch at a little cafe that’s frequented by many of the expats in the area due to its english speaking staff, air conditioning, wifi, and somewhat american menu. After a week and a [...]

In the meantime

I know I’ve been a little absent lately, you’ll have to excuse me it’s graduation week and I’m overwhelmingly busy. I have been baking my butt off though, and I’ll have plenty of delicious things to share when I return. In the meantime I’ll leave you with this almond cake from 17 and baking. I [...]