Monday, November 16, 2009

L is for.....

The holiday season is fast approaching, and the time to search for gifts is well and truly upon us. You will find some ideas for gifts here, but I have to admit that gifts aren't the only thing on my mind!

Today - L is for


LEMON!

Hmm, I wonder what I have on my mind?

Well, could it be that lemon is considered to be nature's gift to mankind? It is credited with healing properties for complaints as varied as ear-ache to digestive problems. 'Lemon juice is sour in taste, quenches thirst, helps in digestion, increases perspiration, cleans kidneys, acts as a diuretic, cures disease of the alimetary canal, purifies blood, imparts strength to the heart and controls bile, cough and wind'..... It is also helpful for colds and 'flu and an absolute necessity for scurvy..... if you do a google search I can assure you the results will sometimes surprise you, and also occasionally give you a giggle....

So, now that you have decided that you can't live without it - is any of this what was on my mind?

Let's see.....

What did I find by searching through the Bbest items?

First, I found





Maybe you are searching for a bag


Lemon Ice Cotton Bag from BagsandMorebyPam could be just the thing.

More minerals, but this time Lemon Quartz



This pretty little cluster necklace is to be found at Annasjewelry

If lemon is a little too sharp for your taste why not mix it with butterscotch?


Here they are mixed to perfection by luckygirltrading

Or maybe you would prefer a different mix



Lemon Verbena Hand Made soap from inalather looks good, and I bet it smells good too!

If you are looking for vintage look no further than this purse


This sunny lemon yellow purse dates back to the 1960's, and it's just waiting to be rediscovered at bytheway

Let's face it. Lemon is usually associated with the summer. We are well and truly heading towards winter here in the northern hemisphere, and it is the time for comfort food. but you can even find that with Bbest!



However, the nearest that I can get to my original thought is this




So have you guessed why I chose Lemon? We are heading for the time of drinks parties - and where oh where would they be without the gin and tonic? And, apart from ice, of course, what do we need for a perfect G & T?

Why ..................... LEMON slices of course!




17 comments:

Myfanwy said...

Wish you were all nearer, I'd love to share a holiday drink with you all!

On a Whimsey said...

Wonderful post Myfanwy! Love lemon and I made some lemon curd last night!
Puts me in the holiday mood right enough.x

Linda said...

This is wonderful, Myfanwy! I love it!

Katzie said...

Awesome Blog! Really fun.

Yankeegirl said...

Love lemons!! Great feature with yummy lemony creations!

blazingneedles said...

I love lemons! Great post.

Sixsisters said...

Wonderful blog Myfanway. Love lemon and all of these super items from our team.

ZudaGay said...

Thank you for the wonderful post, Myfanwy! I love lemon!!

maryeb said...

What a yummy post. You've given me a serious craving for my grandmother's lemon meringue pie. I may have to whip up a batch of the lemon bars. I love lemon bars too, and am way better at making those than pie crust.

jstinson said...

You certainly took lemons and made lemonade! Great post, loved all of the lovely features.

circleinthesand said...

wow, I had no idea lemons were used for that many purposes.... I've always just used them to get the garlic taste out of my mouth after eating spicy stuff. AND, of course for Lemon Bars, which are one of my alltime favorite desserts!! Wonderful post!!

Beth said...

L is for lovely, just like all the lovely lemony items you chose. great feature.

Beth said...

L is for lovely, just like all the lovely lemony items you chose. great feature.

Judi B said...

I love lemon -- and keep working at remembering you can always make lemonade!

Pam said...

I loved all the great information you provided about lemons and their value to us, the wonderful way in which you wrote, and the lovely creations you chose to go with your theme! Thanks so much for including my bag! Great post!

The Filigree Garden said...

Lemons are luscious as dessert flavorings. I could go for a lemon cookie right now. :-)

Chauncey said...

yummy yummy lemon