Lemon Bars

The other day I arrived home and found a package of lemons in my mailbox from a friend who lives in California and has lemon trees. Opening the box was like getting a little bit of California. The fragrance that came from an ordinary cardboard box had me thinking of lemonade, flip flops and straw bags. I couldn’t wait to dive in and pull those lemons out. Since I don’t want them to go to waste I immediately started using them.

Aren’t they beautiful?

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First up was a batch of Lemon Bars. Since I didn’t have a recipe I went searching and found one. So I tied on my apron and got to work.

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I zested the lemons.

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I squeezed out 6 tablespoons of lemon juice.

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I measured out all of the ingredients.

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Then I baked the crust. Once that was out of the oven and cooled, I topped with the lemon mixture and baked. Finally I had perfect little lemon squares and each bite was like a little burst of California sunshine.

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The Gingered Lemon Bar recipe came from Fine Cooking. (I have a personal relationship with the magazine.)

Excuse while I serve myself up another Lemon Bar.