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My love-hate relationship with lemon started when I first took a bite of a homemade lemon pie. That first bite full of creamy goodness but with a hint of something fresh inside—I was sold. I had always thought that lemons are only for drinking. Remember those unbearable summer days when the sun makes you feel uncomfortable? The only remedy is a glass of ice cold lemonade and you’ll instantly feel refreshed. Lemonade was the most effective and delicious thirst quencher for me; and that alone was enough to make me love it. And then I discovered that it could also be the best thing that ever happened to desserts. I didn’t exactly know how to feel about that.
I am cutting down on sugar because my parents are both diabetic. So even if I don’t have it (and I hope I won’t), I have to start controlling the sugar that enters my body. But there are some dishes you just can’t resist—nor do you even want to! Pesto for one. I can’t resist a plate of pesto pasta. Ever. Coffee is another one. I am literally a coffeeholic and would eat or drink anything with coffee on it. Then there’s lemon. Who would have thought that something as tangy as lemon can make such a simple dessert taste so good?
Photo and recipe courtesy Mr. Food.
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