Wimbledon 2012 is finally over! I had the most exciting time watching one of my favourite sport, tennis, for the past 2 weeks while still resting at home. The semi-finals and the finals over the weekend were just simply amazing to watch, particularly the men’s singles final between the famous Roger Federer and our Scottish Andy Murray. Federer emerged as the 7th time Wimbledon champion and World No. 1. Both are my favourite. But sadly, there’s only one winner. I’m sure Andy will win one day. Sad to see him cry. Now that Wimbledon is over, let’s get back to food….big smiles.
Lemon is an amazing fruit. It has a lot of health benefits. A friend of mine has some severe knee problem and had to take medication everyday so that she can walk properly. One day she decided to take lemon drink as she heard that lemons are good for health. Every morning she would squeeze one big lemon, mix with some water and drink it, without sugar. A few months later, she went for a holiday and she forgot to bring her medication. How horrible can that be! But much to her surprise, she had no knee problem! It must be the lemon as nothing in her diet had changed. She made a glass for me when I visited her once. My gosh….it was so extremely sour. I just had to add sugar and a pinch of salt. That makes it more drinkable….phew.
A lot of sicknesses are caused by over acidity of our body due to eating too much meat, flour, dairy products, sugar, preservatives and also stress while not eating enough fruits and vegetables. One effective way is to drink freshly made juices and also fresh lemon drink. Lemon may taste very acidic but it leaves an alkaline ash after digestion which can help to raise our body pH. Give a try.
Lemon curd, or lemon jam, has been long on my list of food that I want to make. Finally I got down to making it yesterday because I was bored while waiting for the Wimbledon men’s final to start. It was actually rather easy except for grating the lemons to get the zest. But well, it was a great way to kill my boredom…*grin*.
Here’s my lemon curd recipe:
5 medium unwaxed lemon
300g sugar (I used unrefined sugar)
7 medium eggs
Get a pot that will fit into another pot because you want to double boil the lemon curd. Grate the unwaxed lemon into the pot. Add the eggs and sugar. Whisk until well combined. Squeeze the lemon juice into the pot.
Fill the lower pot with water and put to boil. Put the pot of lemon mixture into the pot with boiling water. Keep stirring until the lemon curd thickens. You can sing or do belly dance while stirring….haha
Add the butter and keep stirring. Altogether it will take about 15 minutes. Of course I took rest in between stirring. My lemon curd still came out fine.
Remove the pot of lemon curd and let it cool completely before storing in the fridge.
This lemon curd is very delicious, still a little sour which I like. You can add more sugar if you like it sweeter. It’s very nice scooped over ice cream, over pancakes or on toast. You can mix into cream cheese to make cheesecake or you can make trifles like what I did in No Dairy Strawberry Cupcakes And Strawberry Love. I even love licking it from the spoon….mmmm…..so citrusy good.
Lemon is really inexpensive. Hope you will eat more lemon and maybe give this lovely lemon curd a try.
Quote of the day……
“We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.”
- Charles Swindoll