Lemon Posset

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Life must go on…!

Past week had been a quite eventful here. I tripped on the walkway, hurt my left shoulder, leaving me on a significant support mode. Hubby has stepped up to help of the daily chores that include cooking and am also whipping up a few quick n’ easy meals on and off. On the plus side, it leaves me with loads of time to catch-up with some reading and blog-hopping.

One of these days, I stumbled upon this blog by Angelo Merendino. He has shared the story of his wife who died of breast cancer in 2011. I couldn’t stop but read all his posts from start to till date. It was emotional, their struggle, pain, joy and above all their love for each other. Angelo is a professional photographer used the tool that he knew could communicate and reflect his love for his wife the best – his camera. Each picture conveys a story that touched deep and make you realize life is so unpredictable and it is at times like these that one gets to see true love and support! His wife Jen was undoubtedly a fighter and an inspiration. Go over and you will see how powerful each photographs are and touchingly expressive.

Said that camera is undoubtedly is one of the most powerful tool we have today. Moments, irrespective of whether they are simple or captivating are captured to transform as fond memories of tomorrow. I am glad I have taken a liking for photography and it’s growing into me deeper with each passing day.

Never fail to thank the almighty for the life he has given you. You are much at comfort when you read and come across true-life stories like these. Count your blessings, your family, your friends; you need them!

Moving on…

…and when life gives you lemons do make Posset! This is a tangy, sweet and creamy do-ahead dessert that is so quick to workout. Desserts like these are my favourite when I have guests over. Get it done in the previous night, and leave in the refrigerator to chill.

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You need –

  • Thick cream – 600 mls
  • Sugar – 150 grams
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lemon zest to garnish

How to –

In a heavy bottom sauce pan bring the cream and sugar to a gentle simmer stirring constantly till the sugar is completely dissolved.

Take it off the heat. Stir in the essence and lemon juice and whisk well.

Pour the cream mixture into the serving bowls/ glasses or ramekins. Into the fridge and chill for at least 4 hours or till set.

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11 thoughts on “Lemon Posset

  1. The dessert looks amazing, though I am not a fan of lemony flavors… checked out the blog, I had seen this before but just like you said, we don’t realise the value of life unless we are tested… take care dear, hope you are feeling better now…

  2. Hope you are doing and feeling better. Yes, goto thank God for what we have now. Cancer is tough:(.
    Well, this is an interesting dessert, I might have to make it for a friend of mine who can’t live without lemons.

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