Monday, March 07, 2005


Spring fever is in the air...ooh, I wish I could play hooky today!

This weekend I made Meyer lemon cupcakes...tried a new recipe that I adapted slightly... used a bit of lemon extract along with vanilla and skipped the lemon curd. I am not sure about the results...the cake was a bit tough...maybe overmixed? Also tried a quick lemon-vanilla-cream cheese icing, which did the job of covering the cupcakes but was not super spectacular:

...Lemony Icing...
8 oz light cream cheese
1 c powdered sugar
1 t vanilla extract
juice of 1/2 Meyer lemon

Beat cream cheese with vanilla and lemon juice.
Sift sugar into cream cheese mixture and beat until combined.
Keep refrigerated until ready to frost cupcakes.

And I started another scarf using GGH Esprit. I am up to my ears in unfinished scarves...

And now for some arts and culture...saw the amazing dancers of ODC Dancing Downtown, enjoyed the views and art at the Legion of Honor, and finished reading Memoirs of a Geisha. (I didn't care for it.) Outdoor highlights...pooches all over the city, snowy plovers and sandpipers at Ocean Beach, tulips and Iceland poppies in Queen Wilhemina's garden, and calalillies popping up throughout Golden Gate Park...

Someday I hope to have a digital camera...

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