When my partner J-man and I moved into our house some 8 odd years ago, there was not much of home, or a garden, but there was a roof and four walls and out back, struggling for life, a tiny, little lemon tree. In the years since, the house has become a home and grown from two people to four. That tiny little lemon tree has been with us the whole way, and like us, it has grown and flourished and now produces an abundance of rich, colourful life each year. It reminds me of what can be achieved with a little effort, constant care and a whole lot of love.
I made this recipe on the weekend while watching my busy babies play contentedly around the house and in the sandpit while my partner work tirelessly in the backyard on
our (his) near finished shed. There was a highly unusual calm floating over our normally chaotic home, allowing for quality time spent in my little kitchen haven.
With the family (& in particular myself) having made very short work of my Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake, the homemade sweet treats were suddenly & sadly lacking. With my partner J commenting he wouldn’t mind “something cake-y” & our son Seth hunting around for “crunchy” cookies, I started pulling out recipes & scanning the fridge & pantry for ingredients. It didn’t take long to lock onto an idea & feel that little buzz of excitement I get when I am about to make something scrum-diddily-umptious!