Meyer Lemon Curd

It's quite possible that Meyer Lemon Curd is one of my favorite things on the planet.

First of all, it's something made with Meyer Lemons - so thats a win all in itself. Second, it's creamy and tart and delicious when paired with many things. My favorite way to eat it, other than just by with a spoon, is to dip ginger cookies into it. 

Since we're just getting to that magic time of year where you'll find Meyer Lemons in stores, I thought it was high time I shared my recipe for Meyer Lemon Curd with you. I'll make oodles of this throughout winter and then stock the back of my fridge with Weck Jars filled with it to get me through the rest of they year.

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Creamy Chard Pesto for the Oxbow Box Project

Before we built our raised beds for our edible garden, we subscribed to a couple different Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. We canceled one after the produce was consistently poor and the other when we had just too much of our own produce!

So when the folks from Oxbow Farms approached me about participating in The Oxbox Box Project - I was excited to spread the word about a fantastic CSA. If you can't grow your own produce, subscribing to a CSA is great way to support local farms and have a kitchen filled with top quality fruits and vegetables. The Oxbow Box Project provides local bloggers, cooks, and writers with a box of produce and invites them to write a post sharing what they made with their produce. 

After picking up my box at the ridiculously charming Melrose Market, I opted to use my fresh goodies for a variety of quick weeknight meals. In my box I received a bunch of chard, red leaf lettuce, green lettuce, spring onions, red beets, carrots, patty pan squash, zucchini, and red plums.

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Rhubarb & Meyer Lemon Jam

Rhubarb Meyer Lemon Jam

After yesterday's very serious post, I thought I might sweeten things up a bit.

Rhubarb and Meyer Lemons are two of my favorite foods in the world and I simply love that short time of year when their seasons overlap. We're at the tail end of seeing Meyer Lemons in stores here in Seattle - so I'm buying them up like they won't be back for another year. Rhubarb is everywhere right now, including in our edible garden.

After scoring some great Weck Jars at this great shop in the University District I thought about combining the two into some jam and it turned out fantastic. For this recipe I let it simmer and reduce down almost in half to really get some deep and delicious flavors in there. We've been eating this jam on toast, bagels, ice cream, and on the occasional spoon. I've also been planning to make some frozen yogurt with my favorite sheep milk yogurt and add a swirl of this jam.

Now, if you can't find Meyer Lemons anymore - I suppose it's worth a try with regular lemon zest or maybe combining half orange zest and half lemon zest. I'm sure that would still be tasty, but it won't have just the same POW of flavors of this specific combination. 

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