Carrots for Michaelmas: Musings of a Catholic Wife, Mother, and Occasional Redhead


Lemon Curd on a Rainy Holiday
January 18, 2011, 5:05 am
Filed under: Children, Feasting, Saints, St. Anthony of the Desert

The magical yellow substance in this jar is lemon curd. It’s amazing and was made by our friend, Lois. If you haven’t ever enjoyed the delectable taste of lemon curd over pastry, I’m sorry. Maybe you don’t know Lois. This is also regrettable. Lois is awesome.

The breakfast scones we slathered with lemon curd made by the lovely Lois were also awesome. Here is the scone master himself, spooning unreasonable amounts of lemon curd onto his scones.

He was sweet enough to make them almost entirely out of spelt flour (I recently found out that I have an allergy to wheat and I’m trying to cut it out of my diet.) They were delicious and didn’t have a weird taste or texture at all. Apparently spelt still has lots of gluten in it and so the final product isn’t very different from breads made with wheat flour.

Benjamin devoured his lemon curd scones with gusto. Check out his new antique solid wood high chair! It was a gift from my parents and I’m loving it. He calls it his “big boy high chair.”

We spent some of the morning playing with our new camera. Benjamin wanted to be a part of things and got out his camera (an old old camera of mine).

He built a tower with Daddy and then “took a picture” of it. He explained to me that the lego creation was “Aunt Lois’s house.” Maybe in his imagination Lois’s house is filled with many scrumptious delights as delectable as her lemon curd. If that was the case, I’d be thinking about Lois’s house all the time, too, Benjamin.

I think he’s got the camera backwards, but no matter.

What a silly sweet boy. We had to spend the whole rainy day inside and he was a jewel.  This evening we celebrated the Feast of St. Anthony of the Desert. Details at Feast!