Easter Blessings (and a Super-Easy Lemon Tart)

Wow, can it be Easter in just a few short days? It seems we just celebrated Christmas! Maybe it's because I've been working overtime on some fall and winter art contract deadlines; spring really has caught me by surprise!
Our front walk is full of color right now!
I took a long lunch hour the other day to clean the strawberry bed and plant a few more little plants. All of my strawberries are Oregon "Hood" strawberries. Most strawberries in the stores are from California. They might be pretty, but they have that hollow, white center, rendering the berry virtually tasteless. The Oregon berries are bright red throughout and make the most delicious shortcake and jams.
Hood strawberries are the best for flavor, and they make the tastiest and prettiest bright red jam you've ever seen.
While planting the berries, I was happy to see so many robins have returned to build nests in their usual places. They seem to like our dense topiaries and even atop a planter not two feet from the front door. I guess they know we use the back door!

But, I digress. I wanted to wish all of you a happy Easter and share a recipe.
N. E. Mink
I'm planning the Easter brunch menu in my head. I like tradition, so it will be ham with all of the fixings. Usually I fix Baklava for Easter (very labor intensive,) but this year I'm fixing a refreshing lemon tart that is super easy. I'm happy to share it...here you are!
N. E. Mink
I hope that you are excited about this blessed time of year, too. Easter is a most important day to me. The sacrifice of God's son for such an undeserved person as I is incomprehensible.
Along with the sweet smell of first-time-of-the-year mowed lawn, gentle spring showers, and daffodils smiling back at me as I look out my window, is the joy in my heart that through Christ I've been renewed.
Even if your part of the world isn't looking much like spring, I hope each of you have special moments of spring happiness in your heart this Easter weekend.
N. E. Mink

Enjoy a yummy Easter!


CJ said...

Hi Nancy, I feel like I know you! Thank you for the Easter thoughts and inspirations. I love strawberry jam! HAPPY EASTER!

Chris said...

I made the lemon tart.Yummy! THANK YOU! Your blog always lifts my spirits.