I had heard of lemon curd before but never tasted it, then one day I saw some on the store shelf and decided to try it. This is Dickinson's Lemon Curd and is quite tasty. It doesn't have a strong taste at all, but is just a bit tart. It was perfect on my English muffin. I enjoyed it with Taylors Scottish Breakfast Tea.
We had lots of blackberry bushes out back when I was growing up, and I loved Mother's blackberry jam. The store-bought versions -when you can find it- just can't compete. She also made pear preserves, which was a delight and which also was light years beyond the pitiful store-bought versions. I sadly never learned to make these, so I satisfy myself with trying things that are new to me. This lemon curd is quite a find! It'll join my other favorite (orange marmalade) as a staple in the fridge.
The Younger Son sticks with grape jelly, and The Husband prefers strawberry preserves. I like both of those, but I'd rather branch out into new food territory when I can. That means there are always 5 or 6 open jars of some kind of jellied fruit in the kitchen. It's the little things that make for fun around here.
As I look around online, I see that you can make your own lemon curd. Cupcake Jemma is cute as can be as she shares her grandmother's recipe with us:
There are also lots of ideas online for what to do with lemon curd if you don't want to just slather it on an English muffin. Serious Eats has some ideas, and Yummly has several recipes with photos.
I'm going to go visit the tea party at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog, where she has a Linky to help us get acquainted.