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Monday, March 28, 2011

BSI: LEMONS Roundup & Winner

I should have foreseen this, but somehow I didn't.  My list of bookmarks with the label 'lemon' is now bursting at the seems!  Although I can't say that's a bad thing...because I crave citrus quite often and I'm always looking for a new way to prepare it!  We have so many wonderful LEMONY foods this week that run the gamut from soups to side dishes to main courses with different meats and fish to cooling beverages to breakfast and snack foods all the way through to dessert!  I'm feeling particularly sunny and happy after visiting everybody and now I'm looking forward even more (if that's possible) to warm air and sunshine.

So, without any further ado...prepare to pucker and swoon over....

Starting things off this week is Amanda from Amanda's Cookin' with her stunning Lemon Olive Oil Rosemary Cake.

Vernonica from Recipe Rhapsody brought some sunny, "firm on the outside, chewy on the outside" Easy Lemon Cookies.

Chaya from Chaya's Comfy Cook Blog shares some creamy, tangy Lemon Pasta with Norwegian Salmon.

Music City Foodie made me nostalgic with some beautiful, bright Old Fashioned Mini Lemon Poundcakes.

Swathi from Zesty South Indian Kitchen made a Lemony Minty Poppy Cake that sounds different...and divine!

In need of an antidote for a rainy weekend, Monika of Illo Pro (check out her amazing illustrations!) produced some lemon sun with a Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake.
 illustration by Monika Roe of Illo Pro. Wow!
Kankana of Sunshine & Smile made a Lemon Mint Cake with Almonds to share with a friend who is visiting from across the country.  Wish it was me!

Roz from La Bella Vita made an absolutely delightful Lemon Layer Cake with Limoncello Cream FrostingHow heavenly!

Renee from My Kitchen Adventures whipped up a beautiful batch of Lemon Ginger Cupcakes in which lemon was the star and ginger was the awesome understudy.

Lemon and Mint are "spiced up" with a few peppercorns to form this amazingly refreshing looking Spicy Mint Lemonade from My Creative FlavorsSeriously, I think my thirst is quenched from here.

Biz from My Bizzy Kitchen (BSI creator) revisited a summer post in which she uses fresh thyme, lemon juice, and lemon zest in her Lemon Thyme Sauce that she serves with a beautiful, fat, grilled pork chop.

I haven't had crab in far too long, and I'm totally craving it now after seeing Sonali's Crab in Mustard and Lemon Juice Gravy over at Only Fish Recipes.

Shobha at Food Mazaa shares a beautifully spiced dish of Lemon Rice with BSI this week that I would gladly eat as a side dish or as my entire meal.

I would love to start the day off with one of these tempting Eggless Lemon Poppyseed Muffins baked by Priya from Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes.

I am dreaming of one of these beautiful glasses of Lemon and Cardamom Mousse from Ana at Anasbageri.  The combination sounds so luscious.

I know that I would have a hard time resisting these Greek-inspired Garlic Lemon Potatoes brought today by The V Kitchen.  Yum!

As a complete and total soup addict, I am thrilled to see this delicious bowl of Lemon and Coriander Soup from nicks n jits kitchen.

Sonali from Only Fish Recipes is back with some tempting kingfish flavored with lots of lemon and coriander in her Grilled Fish with Lemon and Coriander.

Inspired by the bright, sunny skies outside her windows, Karen from Karen Cooks made a batch of soft, cake-like Lemon Ricotta Cookies.

Debbi from Debbi Does Dinner...healthy and low calorie made a dish that I think sounds fantastic and I want it to grace my table very soon, Lemon Quinoa with Broccoli.

Our creator Biz from My Bizzy Kitchen is back with what I consider a fantastic way to start any day...with Mock Buttermilk PancakesMmmmHmmm.

And now we will end where the week began...with these Lemon Bars that I made to take to a program at school...and then wound up making again almost immediately for home. So fantastic!

Every single dish, side, soup, and dessert that was sent in this week in gloriously lemony in its own rite, but the thing that I have not been able to get out of my head since the moment I laid eyes on it was the Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake from Amanda! But honestly, everything looked so wonderful, I wish I could have a big, lemon-filled buffet to try everything.  Congratulations Amanda, please shoot me an email with your mailing address so I can get a little prize mailed out to you.  Thanks to everybody who joined in BSI: Lemons this week!

And another big thanks to Biz from My Bizzy Kitchen for having me as a host this week.  Please head over to visit my friend Tina at Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor to find out the next Blogger Secret Ingredient!

Would you like to comment?

  1. I totally agree with your choice of winner--as soon as I saw that cake, I decided that had to be the best thing b/c what could be better? It really got my attention. :) Thanks for hosting this week!

  2. My mouth is watering--so many great lemony dishes. I so meant to get a lemon recipe to you this week but ran out of time. ;-( Ah well! I do love your choice--that cake looks amazing. ;-)

  3. Beautiful roundup! :) So many mouthwatering dishes !!

  4. Incredible roundup,congrats to the winner..

  5. Perfect! My lemons are falling off my tree, and I needed to find these recipes right noe to use them up! Giada would be proud!

  6. I could go to town on any of the lemon recipes shared in this post. Lemon cakes, lemon cookies, lemon bars...I want it all!

  7. Why do you tempt us so?? That lemon rice is something I would just eat and eat and eat....

  8. Great round-up Heather! And now I have tons of lemon recipes to try!

    Have a great Monday! :D

  9. what a great roundup and congrats to the winner, I agree, it is a gorgeous cake I have at the top of my Must Make file! Great Easter dessert, I think. You did a fantastic job as host too! :))))

  10. Don't know how I forgot all about this event Heather. My blog is bursting with recipes using lemon!!!! Love all of the dishes here!!!!

  11. Wow, all those lemon dishes look divine! I made some lemon cookies recently, I was craving that lemon flavor so much. The lemon rosemary cake does look like a terrific choice.


  12. Wow! I'm glad I didn't have to pick just one! I am seriously digging each and every one of these amazing recipes. I am going to be dreaming about that crab, the lemon mint almond cake and the olive oil lemon cake, ah man, all of them!

  13. I have become obsessed with lemony desserts recently so this round up is a real treasure trove!

  14. Wow, they all look wonderful!! Also, I wanted to thank you for the sweet comments you left regarding Scrappycat.

  15. Great roundup of lemony goodness! Congrats to the winner :)

  16. Darn it! I missed the BSI :( This is my punishment for not reading the blogs this weekend. Sorry.

    However, everything everyone made looks amazing!

  17. Man, I had to go eat a grapefruit after reading all of those recipes - seriously craving citrus. Amazing roundup of recipes!

  18. Awesome round up, citrus makes every dish more flavorful. congrats to winner.

  19. I LOVE all of this lemony goodness!!!

  20. My eyes are popping! I have to say I will be borrowing some of these goodies to make at home. I came home today from the Indian store with lots of lemons and limes!

    That pannini below is awesome Girlichef! like you :)

  21. A definite mood brightener - all that sunny lemon goodness - just mine for taking (and baking).

  22. Oh my, those look awesome! That cake DOES look good! Great choice! Thanks!

  23. What a fantastic group of recipes presented here, Heather! What a great 'ingredient' theme you chose . . . and now I'm off to visit each lemon recipe post!

  24. Wow Heather thank you!! I just came home after working 4 hours in the concession stand during my daughter's soccer game and what a nice surprise! I am so honored, especially among so many other wonderful recipes! Thank you!!