So I love this thing. It is awesome. It's a lemon reamer and strainer all in one. Kicks some serious citrus heiny. The ribbed lid grips that lemon like nobody's business.
Cut your lemon in half. Stick it on the juicer - the lemon or lime or whatever you're reaming sits up high when you first stick it on (this picture is after I already squeezed and twisted the bejesus out of it). Now put the lid on, and squeeze and twist the bejesus out of it.
Pour the glorious, strained, seed-free juice out. Here I poured it over some lemon zest that I used for the lemony Snowman Cakepops. Admire the seedlessness. Relish your dry hands.
Thanks for sticking with me during my blog drought. It's been a big year - our Darling Boy is almost 15 months old (!!!) walking and talking up a storm (he says: dog, cracker, mama, dada and lots of grunting and pointing). We moved across the country from San Diego to northern Virginia over Memorial Day weekend, my job got bigger and then smaller and then bigger again, Sweetboy has a new job, we live in the most wonderful neighborhood with the most wonderful, welcoming neighbors - life is full and wonderful and exhausting and we're loving it all!
Ohhhh and I have a crafty room all for myself in our new house. Hoooray!
So in the spirit of wanting to post but not having time to compose big long posts - I'll put up some pictures, links that inspire and if you have any questions, leave me a note and I'll get back to you :)
On to the lemony Snowman Cakepop goodness...
They were for a work potluck. Here they are - ready for consumption. I got the idea from Bakerella's new book, Cake Pops.
Have you seen it? I drooled over it for weeks before attempting to make anything. I've been loving her blog for so long but it always seemed like a lot of work... it was a pretty involved process. But it was worth it and it was a blast and here are some pictures from the making of. Thanks to Sweetboy for taking The Darling Boy so I could get down and get crafty.
They were pretty tasty if I can say so myself :) Hope you try some too, they were a lot of fun and there were lots of oohs and aahs at the party and who doesn't need a little crafty love now and then?
There is something magical about the lights, the promise of goodness and the sparkle that you get from giving. I'm especially thankful that this holiday season we have a beautiful, healthy baby that has made our twosome a threesome.
Wishing all of you a wonderful rest of the year and all the very best for 2010!