It’s citrus season here in Northern California, and orange and lemon trees are heavy with fruit. We picked our Myer lemon trees (see them bowing down under the weight of all their fruit above) a few weeks ago. I am always looking for new recipes to use them in, and then I found Nigella Lawson’s Damp Lemon and Almond Cake from her How to Be a Domestic Goddess cookbook and I knew I found my nirvana of flavor combination. Almonds? Oh yes. As a kid, I used to walk miles to a candy store that carried marzipan. And I love the fresh, biting sweetness of lemon. Together they are so surprisingly nice. The cake is not too sweet, and very, very moist.
The recipe is so easy, I hope you’ll try it and let me know what you think.
A few links from the web you might enjoy:
Ridiculously obscure fun facts.
Top 10 movies of 2015 by a Slate reviewer I really admire.
Nurturing long-term loving relationships.
I’m still obsessing over the Oscar outfits, and here’s a look at the least boring among them.
A palliative care doctor’s thank you letter to David Bowie.
I never get tired of hearing Man of Constant Sorrow.
Great list of 15 Things I Learned in My Fifties.
A pilot’s-eye view of life in the sky.
Here in Sonoma, we have been getting loads of much needed rain, and flowers are blooming everywhere (including our camellias, below). They are predicting more rain on the way. Hope you have a wonderful week!