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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Meyer Lemon Centerpiece


Meyer Lemons and grapes in a basket urn in the center of the table. These lemons are not easy to find in the south but I love them. Am I baking a scrumptious lemon confection with them?
 Sadly no.



I am in recovery from December where incidentally no baking occurred either. I enjoyed having CC home for a month. It was bittersweet because she will be in South Korea next year for nine months. I do not like to fly. My doctor says she will medicate me, a lot if necessary, to get me there to see my kiddo. We shall see.

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joy and peace
Olive



33 comments:

  1. So pretty Olive!... I love Meyer Lemons but they are hard to come by here... I will not fly either!... Jack used to fly the police helicopter and I would fly with him since I trusted him being the pilot... I would have to be out cold to take a long flight!... but I hope you are able to do it and see CC... xoxo Julie Marie

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  2. My daughter takes meds to fly. You really should visit her. Love your pretty centerpiece. Nice pop of color on these gray days.

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  3. South Korea??? How exciting! You will make the trip just fine!

    Can you believe Meyer Lemons grow on trees around here in Fairhope? I just tip-toe into my neighbor's yard and . . .

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  4. A drink and rock and roll music in the headphones always makes me feel like a reckless teenager and that's how I handle flying nerves. It's the 60 yr. old version of racing around in a car with a stupid boy on Sat. night!

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  5. Very pretty! I love the shape of the bowl. Ugh I HATE flying! I'm always afraid to be medicated though. I want to be be able to function should we need to escape or something :)

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    1. Oh No, I had not THOUGHT of that:{

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  6. I can almost smell those lemons! That pretty photo brightened my day!

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  7. I don't like to fly much either. My blog has to fill up the holes in my life that used to be filled with children.

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  8. Good Evening Olive, There is nothing prettier than bright yellow lemons as a centre piece....plus I love them in lemon drizzle cake!
    I would like to encourage you to fly, as you would be so happy to see your daughter. I am flying to India to see my daughter at the end of February and that is a 9 hour flight to Dubai then another 4 hours to India. I'm tired when I arrive, but that is all swept away when I see my daughter. Have a lovely evening. Best Wishes Daphne

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    1. Lemon drizzle cake sounds lovely. So does visiting with your daughter in India.

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  9. Your center piece is gorgeous. I hope you decide to got visit your daughter. It would be so worth it to push through your fear. Once aboard, I am sure you would feel fine. The meds would calm you, but allow you to fully function (I read the comment above.) I have flown all over with no problems. Big planes run so smoothly. If a direct flight was possible it would be one easy trip there and back. My husband was in Korea for work for a month. He really enjoyed it. :)
    Karen

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  10. Two glasses of wine at the airport keeps me calm and helps me fall asleep. I know you will miss CC and that will probably give you all the courage you need to go.

    I have a 5 ingredient recipe for Lemon Snowball Cookies!! (?)

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. The fruit makes me hungry - prayerfully consider the trip - it probably will be a once in a life time opportunity. I will pray for you too.

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  12. i don't love flying. i would say i think it is something that gets you where you need to be. want to be. ... only been a couple times. how long of a trip would it be to get there? a word of encouragement i pray it will be for you - please don't miss out on some thing you might really enjoy & look forward to. think of all the places you would see & photos you could take & most important a chance to see your daughter. either way you have to do what makes you happy & at peace. big big hugs. ( :

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  13. Your centerpiece is very pretty with the bright yellow Lemons. I have not hear of Meyer Lemons. I guess we don't get them here in the north land.
    I hope you decide to go visit CC! You could write down the pros (like seeing your daughter, seeing other parts of the world, fabulous photos you could take)and the cons. If the pros outweigh the cons, go for it! That's how I decide things.

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  14. Oh Olive, I do not like to fly either....and I do take something to relax me....but you should go. What an opportunity....you will be so glad you did!

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  15. Those lemons are just beautiful - what a pretty vignette they make. I agree, plan on a trip overseas. You may never have the opportunity again. And let CC be there a few months, so you'll have a seasoned tourguide.

    Judy

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  16. Olive, your lemons look just wonderful - it happens to be my favorite flavor. I am in recovery mode as well and am now just catching up with the blogs. I am not a good flyer. I actually went to a therapist to help me get over it because I knew my kids might move somewhere I might have to fly to and lo and behold, they did. My dad owned a small plane when I was growing up and I had no trouble flying in that or taking many trips with my parents to Europe in my teens. I grew up and didn't fly for almost 15 years. In a nutshell this is what the therapist had me do. I was to envision the airport, me walking into it, seeing the plane out the window, walking down the gangway, getting on the plane, sitting down, a successful takeoff, a successful flight and then a successful landing. I had to do this thinking one step at a time and progress to the next level each time. I did this for a few months. In 1999 we flew from FL to Panama for my inaugural flight. (Did I mention I had little pills too?) I cried like a baby holding my husband's hand across the aisle during takeoff while my kids delighted in their first airplane ride beside me. I settled down and made it through the flight and landing. Then I started dreading the return flight. Survived that too with less crying, wine and pills. I have gone on many flights since, sometimes by myself and it has gotten better each time. Takeoff is the worse for me. I still don't care for flying, but I like the reward at the end of the flight which is usually seeing family, having a great vacation or just the satisfaction that I conquered something that really frightened me. Sorry to write a book, but I hope you will make that trip to see CC. She will be so proud of you and you will too. Ann

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  17. Your fruity centerpiece is so pretty! Sure hope you find a way to visit CC while she's in S. Korea. Sounds like a fabulous opportunity.
    Mary Alice

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  18. Very pretty! Someone wrote last year that she found them in Walmart, I keep looking! I'd love to make marmalade with them:@)

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  19. We look forward so much to Meyer Lemons from FL and Texas red grapefruit in January. This year one of our Christmas presents from our daughter in FL was a large shoebox filled with Meyer Lemons in the mail. They make the best vinaigrette for cucumbers, so much that we hate going back to regular lemons after the Meyers are gone. I did use 2 of them for the filling in a sandwich cookie I make, and the filling tasted wonderful when first made but lost its lemony tang after a couple of days so I don't think I'll waste them on anything baked anymore. Your centerpiece is lovely but the Meyer's don't hold up too long not refrigerated.

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  20. You must visit CC, Olive. The flight is only a small part of it all, and you will have a wonderful time - do give it a go.

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  21. Olive, your centerpiece is so pretty! I love the bowl!! I miss my daughter too:( She was home for Christmas for two weeks. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

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  22. Pretty pic Olive. I think you should jump at the change to go to a different country. Take the drugs and have a wonderful time:)

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  23. Olive, your photos are gorgeous. Hope you get to visit your sweet CC.

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  24. I am on a lemon kick right now...but haven't seen any Meyer lemons up here yet either. Your centerpiece is perfect. My son studied abroad in London and we did go visit him. I was so nervous but my dr. gave me some little white pills that worked wonders. I got there and back in one piece. You can do it dear...

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  25. Your centerpiece is lovely...the yellow is so nice for winter! Hope you can visit your daughter! I'm not much for flying either, but it gets me there lol...

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  26. Your little vignette makes me want to make a lemon pie. ;-)

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  27. I don't blame you for taking it easy now. I'm sure you were quite busy while your daughter was home for Christmas. I bet it will be an incredible experience to go to Korea!

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  28. Olive, that is a unusual piece? Is it new? Lemons are always so cheerful.

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  29. I hope you are feeling better and better, Olive. Perhaps there is some kind of help you could get to combat your fear of flying? I'm thinking more along the lines of non-drug related.

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  30. first off, I'm intrigued with that wonderful pedestal basket, and your lemons and grapes really do brighten up a January day. Flying? not one of my favorite things either. I sort of feel like the old Twilight Zone episode of things being out on the wing. sorry, I'm no help...

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