Yesterday, Orange Photographie made Lemon Lime Bars. Citrus is apparently popular with us.
I’ve always been a big fan of citrus. I am one of the 5 people on earth who actually likes grapefruit juice. I find it incredibly refreshing. I love clementines. I gulp down lemonade. Guacamole without lime just isn’t right. Give me a juicy orange as a snack and I’ll be happy.
I do not however, like those chocolate oranges that come out around Christmas. There’s always been something funny about them to me. And I don’t mean funny “haha.” I mean funny “this milk tastes off.” Not enjoyable to me.
And until recently, I always avoided orange pekoe tea like a foodie avoids McDonalds. I just don’t have a taste for orange-flavored tea. But did you know that orange pekoe contains nothing orange and does not taste at all like oranges? I had no idea. Orange pekoe is a term used in the Western tea trade to describe a particular grade of black teas. I’d been so stringent about my no-orange-flavored-tea rule that I’d never even tried it. Who knew? Well, those of you who drink orange pekoe tea, probably. I might join you now.
But back to the lemon lime bars. I was all the sudden hit with a sudden urge to bake yesterday. Reid and I were going to be making dinner for his roommate Sam (yes, he dates a Sam and lives with one, too…gets confusing at times) and his best friend Levi. I was trying to figure out what I had on hand I could whip into dessert…I didn’t have enough chocolate chips, I didn’t have chocolate baking powder, I didn’t have any fruit…except for two limes and a lemon leftover from a mexican food night a couple of weeks ago. Then I remembered a lemon lime bar I’d made once before before using a recipe from a Whole Foods cookbook. And voila! Citrus yumminess 🙂
I’ll be happy to send the recipe to anyone who wants it. Just let me know! Happy Friday!