Sunday, August 22, 2021

Sunday: Another Week Awaits



lemonsStill life with lemons

Highlights from Alabama last night: 

“We don’t need more woke generals, we need more Pattons.”

“President Biden was going on vacation while Afghanistan was going to hell.”

kabal burnsKabal burns as Joe…well who knows what Joe was doing

“He surrendered our airbase, he surrendered our weapons, he surrendered our embassy,”

“I told the Taliban, if anyone ever double crosses the U.S. of America it will be the last thing they ever do.”

“Vietnam looks like a Masterclass in strategy compared to Joe Biden’s catastrophe.”

It’s hard not to agree with Former British Colonel Richard Justin Kemp, CBE who told Mark Levin last night:

“(Biden) shouldn’t be impeached. He should be court-martialed for betraying the United States of America and the United States Armed Forces.”

But that is the extent of my ability to deal with the real world today. I promised Betty Ann (aka Mellow Lemoncello, aka ML Pirate) to do recipes today. She suggested showcasing a sharp tasting ingredient like lemon or lime – possibly in lieu of a sharp implement, I’m not sure, but probably a good substitute given the current  state of affairs.

So here goes: Bitter Fruit Recipe Sunday. As in life, lemon and lime are components in an endless array of dishes. Here are but a few: some savory, some sweet, some bittersweet. Just like the real world.

Mexican Street Corn: off the cob. Traditionally grilled and served on the cob, this version can be prepared ahead of the feast. Either grill the corn and remove it from the cob or remove it from the cob first and sauté in butter over high heat to give it some char.


kstreet corn4Add roasted, chopped poblanos if you like

For something completely decadent: Lemon Cream Chicken


Or maybe you just want lemon cream pasta:


For your sweet tooth there’s Lemon Pavlova:

lemon pavlova

Which can be made standard size or mini :


Lastly, if you ever have extra lemons and have the grill on, half them and grill them to a char. Their warm juice will be slightly sweeter and enhance anything else you have grilled: chicken, pork, fish, grilled vegetables – especially cauliflower. You will be hooked.


Bitter fruit possibilities are endless. Please add your own.