“I was making rather merry…”
(as explained by Bob Crachit from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol).
The whirlwind that is the end of the year holiday season comes to a close this evening. Saying adieu to a year gone by and welcoming in a bright and shiny new year is both refreshing and hopeful for starting anew. I’m always sad to say goodbye to yet another year. However, I’d have to agree with my Hubbs when he confessed that 2012 was a challenging one and it’s a relief to leave it behind and bid farewell.
Happy New Year 2013 to you and those near and dear to your heart. We could all use and enjoy a most propserous, healthful and happy year ahead!
So what’s ahead for the Teenie Cakes site? There will be some changes as to the format of the recipes, while still including TC notes and we’ll continue to go back through the previous years and add the more friendlier print feature with included recipe feature image.
Recipes this year? More baking in the dessert arena while including even more healthful features in everyday eating dishes.
I also have something exciting to share with regards to my food photography. I’ve been working on the particulars since September 2012 and will explain more as soon as things are in place.
With the new year also welcomes the return of Downton Abbey this evening. Things are looking up already! Love it!
It’s Meyer Lemon Season
It is at this time of the year that Southern California enjoys the Meyer Lemon season. There are three types of lemons: Common, rough and sweet. Meyer Lemons are of the sweeter variety and favored by chefs and gourmets alike. Sweet lemons are not really sweet, just less acidic and not as sour. Meyers can be smaller, they are thin-skinned and tend to offer a lot of lemon juice.
Our lemon tree was fruit-bearing challenged back in 2010. However, 2011 and 2012 our sweet Meyer Lemon tree generously provided. I’m researching and working on a couple of lemon cakes. Hoping they turn out deliciously after several test runs and I’m looking forward to sharing them on Teenie Cakes when they are perfected. In the meantime, take a peek at last year’s Meyer features:
- Nature’s Gifts: Meyer Lemon
- Meyer Lemon Curd
- Meyer Lemon Bread
- Meyer Lemon and Cranberry Scones
- Meyer Lemon Tassies
More Lemon Love
Happy New Year and thank you for visiting and reading Teenie Cakes!