We have a big, old meyer lemon tree in our backyard- right outside our bedroom windows and everything about it makes me happy for spring! The lemons start growing each year in the late winter, but it's not until spring that I get really excited about using them. It's now become a ritual that my friend Dani comes over for what we call "lemon afternoon", where we pick lemons (we have hundreds!) and spend the afternoon in the kitchen (in old-fashioned aprons!) making lemon treats. This year we're making candied lemon peels, lemon infused salt, lemon curd, and some kind of lemon dessert (we haven't decided yet). The warm California air will be wafting through the kitchen and you can bet we'll drink our fill of strawberry lemonade!
— Melissa of Ruby Press
(the lovely photo is by Melissa)