Thursday, 1 March 2012

Meyer Lemons and Dydd Gwyl Dewi

When life hands you Meyer lemons make pancakes, delicious with a drizzle of mel de cana!
Mild and sunny enough today to get the garden table out of hibernation and eat these in the garden.

These were a lovely gift. I have never tasted nor even seen a Meyer lemon before. They are a bit rounder and softer than a lemon and a more golden yellow with a lovely fragrant smell.
Very lemony, though maybe a little sweeter than a lemon, the lemon flavour has a hint of mandarin.

March 1st is St David's day in Wales ( in Welsh Dydd Gwyl Dewi) and people there traditionally wear either a daffodil or a leek to mark the day, They have similar names in Welsh Cenhinen (leek) and Cenhinen Pedr (daffodil, literally "Peter's leek")
St David's is a pretty little place in Pembrokeshire in Wales, actually it is the smallest city in Britain as it has a cathedral. It is very near the sea but built in a hollow so that in the days of marauding hordes it could not be seen from the sea.


Ceci said...
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Ceci said...

Looks wonderful. I just found some Mel De Cana and bought some from Portugal! Wheee.

ZudaGay said...

Looks very yummy!! I am assuming that Mel De Cana is a sorghum or molasses?

Colours and Textures said...

Mel de cana comes from Madeira and is called 'sugar honey'or molasses.

Colours and Textures said...

Ceci i hope you enjoy it.

Colours and Textures said...

It's not warm enough to be eating outside this year, it's grey and damp and about 6C. There are snowdrops and crocuses out in the garden but no daffodils yet.