Monday, November 2, 2015

Lemon and pretty packages tied up w/ string~















I think many of us collect lemon loaf recipes..from a girlfriend .. our mom ..an aunt.. a neighbour..a blog..Foodgawker..Tastespotting ..Pinterest..Lee~Ann:)


I picked up a new Nordic Ware pan..(2:))..one for someone and one for moi..and decided to try a new recipe..

Googled..and this one popped up..I had everything I needed except lemon essence but I had my home made ..baked rinds:)

They  add a terrific lemon punch..and I must say ...this cake is a little winner and popped out quite perfectly indeed..
I was seeing my hairdresser for my streaks..
I decided to pack up a few slices so she could have some w/ her coffee..
The Graphics Fairy had just posted a post about printing on tissue paper..I dare NOT print on fabric anymore..I think it led to the eventual demise of our previous printer..so this one..knock on wood ..is about 18 months old and still printing..the tissue paper worked fine..do go read the tutorial..the tissue lying down..is from The Graphics Fairy one of her free beautiful French Typography downloads..and the M one is from a blogger I miss..this is from 2009 I think..she also made me a cute one w/ my blog name and I have LOST it in my files somewhere..

Boohoo..anyways hope you try the cake and have fun w/ the GF tut..
PS

Laura Calder makes a fun little lemon cake too..the reason I bring hers up..is that many French recipes call for the little glass yogurt containers..

we made yogurt at home the whole time the girls were growing up..and then we stopped and who knows who I gave our SEB yogurt maker and little glass pots to..?
Anyways the pots were French..but not French  cute and to make this recipe w/ kids? How fun w/ the proper pot.
I was going to bring back a pot or two during my next French getaway..hahaha..
imagine ma JOIE..when I found the above little pots in a local store♥
J'aime beaucoup.
Hope they are here to stay.
I couldn't stop looking at them..I mean..turquoise accents to boot.




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    1. It works well..gotta love NW products..they work!

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  2. Monique, lemon cake is one of my all time favorites! Yes, to the little yogurt pots. When I was in France last year, I discovered the BEST lemon yogurt at the little market across from my apartment. It was the best yogurt I've ever eaten! As a bonus, it came packaged in the sweetest little blue crocks. I had a yogurt every morning, and all those little blue crocks traveled home in my suitcase. But of course!
    Thanks for visiting my tartan parade. Not certain which photo you referenced about my closet, but no closet shots. The rack of all those gorgeous tartan and paisley throws was in a booth at Round Top. Not to say that I don't have my share of warm cozy tartan throws and a few paisley too.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I think lemon cake is on the agenda this week.

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    1. Withe the mannequins:)
      Your home is so beautiful..I thought for sure it could be in your closet:)
      The blue crocks:)Why is that riging a bell? Did you mention them? I must look again:)

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  3. Monique, just when I think you've made the most beautiful concoction, here is another. I wish we lived close so I could share my lemons and blood oranges with you. I have been buying some French yogurt in little milk bottle shaped glass containers and now have a cabinet full. They are just so cute, I don't know what to do with them. The yogurt is thick with a layer of cream on top. It is expensive but very good. Have a fun week. I am still unpacking at the new house and won't be cooking until Thanksgiving. The kids are all insisting we have it at the new house. Having never tried out the oven and cooktop, I fear it all may turn out ruined.

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    1. I want you to have it at your new house too:)

      That would be so nice..I would bake w/ your produce and bring some over..:I thought of using them as mini flower pots..paint pots..little pudding pots for the LITTLES:)
      The yogurt is delightfully different..just washed my second one:)

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  4. Monique,
    I love anything lemon, and what a great mold! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Me too:)
      I was very fortunate to find the molds on sale..otherwise..:)

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  5. Precioso molde, me encanta y el packaging genial.
    Besos

    lagalletarota.blogspot.com

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  6. I do love a good lemon cake recipe! Love this pan too - how very pretty. I am very excited about citrus season this year :)

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    1. We collect them..I love Pinterest..way ess paper:) Although I do print up the keepers!

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  7. You are so clever! I never thought of printing on tissue paper...

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    1. I never would have either..but imagine wrapping a book..w/ dear words to a friend..? Or artwork? or the name of a place etc..I think the possibilities are quite endless:)

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  8. Pretty, pretty, pretty.
    Anything lemony is a winner.

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  9. Pretty cake, pretty yogurt containers.
    Now I wanna make a lemon loaf ;o)

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  10. I had planned to have a productive day but I can tell I'm going to be playing with tissue paper and my printer. I love that baking pan and your little lemon cake looks delicious.

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    1. Enjoy Cathy..to me that IS productive..

      Little Wives With Knives all over..

      Black and white.. adorable!

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  11. I can't get another Nordicware pan but do love their pans. Lemon anything is great and this one sounds nice. Oh I love those yogurt containers too. So many possibilities for future use. The printed paper is the finishing touch, but you always make a package pretty with all your artistic touches. I would be afraid to try the tissue paper. I could see me jamming the printer for sure! Thanks for another great recipe.

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    1. You tape the paper to pare:)

      I ventured:)

      I don't want to get you in trouble;)

      I don't think Jacques knows..


      It went well..

      Have a great day:)

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  12. Again such a lovely post form you...wish I could pass all my yaourt pots on to you! Homemade yaourt is so delicious..I have to start doing it too again, just got too lazy after a while. And lemons...in our house the saying goes...don't stand still or else you will be lemoned!
    Ronelle

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    1. Tu m'as fais rire ma belle Ronelle..
      I have 4 pots..Cute little gifts also :)

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  13. I like Graphics Fairy, too! What a great loaf pan! And those football boys are looking so tough! That yogurt looks so special! Life is good!

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    1. She is amazing! :)
      I am so grateful for my online classes♥
      With everyone.

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  14. Leave it to you to find the prettiest ways to bake a cake. I love lemon cake…a little sweet and tart at the same time.

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    1. As you know I only taste test:)But my one bite..made me print up and save..and Noah taste testing saying..Oh nana..

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  15. Gorgeous lemon loaf. I almost bought one similar. It is sitting in my Amazon Wish list. The yogurt little pots are darling!

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    1. Linda..I was very fortunate to find a set of two new pans on sale:)

      I can't wait to dip my paintbrushes in a pot or two;)

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  16. What a lovely mold. I also love the yogurt containers. Lemon anything is great and this one sounds nice!

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    1. The mold... the quality is so spot on..

      The recipe from Averie Cooks is delicious!

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  17. Oh my such a beautiful pan and those yogurt pots. Just lovely. I love everyrhing you post. It's always beautiful. You have such a talent for presentation, and your photography is so lovely. I have only one complaint . . . you don't post often enough. LOL I know, I am greedy! I will content myself for as and when. You to me, are as enticing as Susan Branch. Seriously. I am just as excited when I see you have posted, if not more excited than I am when I see a new post from her. Trust me on this. I mean it from the heart. xoxo

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    1. Marie..I trust you on everything.
      I think we enjoy seeing each others posts so much because we go back a long way..and visit each other always..You get to know a person:)
      We know a lot;)
      I love your recipes..your art..and have found a new strength in you with your challenge!

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  18. A very tasty post, indeed!
    The cake...the pan....the yogurt....the paper....and the precious Noah♥️
    Perfect!
    Enjoy your day....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. You made me laugh i your post w/ don't look at Nana's messy kitchen..same w/ me when they have cooked..baked w/ me..the interest is waning here:(

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  19. Love lemon cakes, so French and delicious. Your mold is so cute and I love the yogurt cups.

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    1. I too enjoy the cups..maybe that's why I got carried away with them;)

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  20. Oh, you ALWAYS have cake pans I lust after! That spiral bundt pan, and now this one. And lovely printed tissue, clever again - but those yogurt pots are really to sigh over. I hope the yogurt is spectacular, because you'll be buying it a lot, I'm sure. Just reading up on your new PM, he's really a smart, fresh face in politics and the people seem to be delighted with him.

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    1. I am over the moon w/ Justin Trudeau.I have an interest now. and ..well I am proud:) Sounds funny but I am.. I loved his mom..and seeing her kiss her son after the win..was very moving.
      I loved his father..my parents loved his father..
      He is perfectly bilingual..smart..fresh faced as you say..years ago..I told my husband I would like him to one day be our PM.
      So I guess you could say I am delighted:)

      Katrina..I couldn't resist these..because one is eventually for a sweet friend..
      The yogurt is delicious Katrina:)



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  21. What a lovely pan! Lemon cakes are so light and flavorful. My tree is covered with lemons that are starting to turn. We should have a very nice crop this year....lemon cakes in our future...

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    1. I would love to grow lemons;)

      Lemon tree very pretty..the song is so cute too..
      I envy you!

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  22. Love, love, love a good lemon cake and those little yogurt jars as well. Just bought a four pack last night for breakfast this morning! Hmmm, now you've made me want to bake lemon cake!

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  23. I love lemon cake, I love yogurt, I even love them together.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. The little yogurt pots come in lemon also:)

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  24. Ce cake semble moelleux comme tout, moelleux à souhait !

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    1. En effet..et tellement contente d'avoir trouvé mes p'tits bocaux:)♥

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  25. C'est magnifique. Je t'aime le gateaux citron. Je t'aime tous chose citron. C'est très frais. I have never thought of printing on tissue paper. My written French does not extend to writing about printing on paper. I adore the pots of yogurt. I bring some home every time from Europe. I have darling red and blue ones from France. You do not see them in California.

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    1. I would bring some red and blues back too:)
      Tu voyages tellement..tu dois avoir de jolis trésors de partout!

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  26. Love the Lemon Pan....looks amazing! The loaf too!
    Bisous xoxoxo

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    1. xx
      I think someone loves lemon as much as we do..remember your tart?:)?
      Seems like yrs ago..wait..it was;) ...

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  27. You know I love lemon :) Second only to chocolate for me. The yogurt cups ar something I'm sure I can't find her sadly. I can see little bouquets in them. Sorry it's taken so long for me to comment! Been a busy gal ;).

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  28. I know...where are my pics?:-) ♥

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  29. What beautiful mold Monique :)
    I love lemon too :)

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  30. What beautiful mold Monique :)
    I love lemon too :)

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  31. Stunning mould.
    What gorgeous pics and the lemon loaf looks delicious
    xx

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  32. Love those yogurt containers. I am going to try to make my own. Love Laura Calder and the Grandmère baking recipe.

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