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One Year Ago Today

Today is the anniversary of the first post on my blog, it’s hard to believe it has already been a year since I started this blog. I have learned so much during this time and like to think that I have improved a bit both in content and photo’s but it is still a work in progress. The best part of this little adventure really is the wonderful people I have met, virtually for the most part but I feel like I know so many of you personally. I have come to know and follow so many blogs and I strive to achieve what so many of you have already managed to do. This was my first blog post, a recipe I created for a citrus contest on Food52.

Mixed Citrus Curd

Mixed Citrus Curd

Makes 2 cups

1 each orange, tangerine,clementine, lemon (I used a navel orange and honey tangerine)

2 1/2 tbs zest from the fruits

1/2 cup juice (mixed from each fruit)

6 extra large egg yolks

4 oz unsalted butter cut into pieces (1 stick)

1 1/2 cup sugar

pinch of salt

1 tsp orange zest (added after its cooked)

Instructions:

Zest the fruit and set aside 2 1/2 tbs, juice the fruit, mix together and set aside 1/2 cup. In saucepan add the egg yolks, sugar and a pinch of salt. Beat with hand held mixer until creamy and light. Whisk in the juice and zest and add the butter, cook over medium/ low heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Place thermometer in pan, keep stirring. Its done when temperature reads 175, remove from heat. If you don’t have a thermometer cook until thick and it coats the back of your spoon, with your finger make a stripe and if it stays intact its done.

Pour through a sieve into a bowl, add the tsp of orange zest, stir to combine and cover with plastic that sits directly on top of the curd, allow to come to room temperature then refrigerate overnight.

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  1. Happy Blog-Anniversary! Cool and meaningful milestone. Love your blog and it’s been a pleasure knowing you.

    January 12, 2013
    • Thanks so much Azita, I love your blog also and I am so happy to have met you.

      January 12, 2013
  2. Happy Anniversary!! I’m so glad you started your wonderful blog. It’s been a wonderful way for us to visit together through delicious food. I hope you have many more anniversaries ahead!

    January 12, 2013
    • Thanks so much Susan, its like we are all neighbors albeit virtually. I truly love your blog and each time i read it I learn something new/

      January 12, 2013
  3. Happy Anniversary to your lovely blog! I’m
    enjoying it with great pleasure. πŸ™‚

    January 12, 2013
  4. Happy 1st blog-o-versary!! Such a labor of love.

    January 12, 2013
    • Thanks Tracy, love blog-o-versary, LOL! It is a labor of love for sure

      January 12, 2013
  5. pat #

    Congratulations suzanne. It truly is a wonderful blog! And I love your citrus curd!

    January 12, 2013
    • Thank you Pat, I am so amazed that it has been a year, seems like yesterday.

      January 12, 2013
  6. Happy anniversary, Suzanne! I’m so happy you started your lovely blog and appreciate connecting with you over delicious food. Love your citrus curd, too! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

    January 12, 2013
    • Thanks so much Hannah, it has been a wonderful and really fun year. Look forward to more from your beautiful blog also!

      January 12, 2013
  7. petit4chocolatier #

    Suzanne, Happy Anniversary!! We are so lucky to know you and your wonderful blog. Love your mixed citrus curd!

    January 12, 2013
    • Thanks so much Judy, it has been such a great year getting to know you and so many others, I look forward to more and more from you and everyone else,

      January 12, 2013
  8. Wow one year, congrats Suzanne!! That’s such an achievement and so exciting! I’m thoroughly enjoying watching your talent and creativity and so greatful to discover your inspiring blog πŸ™‚

    January 13, 2013
    • I know, time flies when you are having fun! Thanks so much Brandi!!

      January 13, 2013
  9. Ali #

    Congratulations on your first blogging anniversary! This citrus curd looks great! I am a big fan of the citrus tart πŸ™‚

    January 13, 2013
    • Thank you so much Ali, I love anything citrus and this curd is delicious with a mix of different citrus flavors.

      January 13, 2013
  10. Congratulations…one year and onto the next! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes and stories πŸ™‚

    January 13, 2013
  11. Congratulations on your year. Onwards and upwards πŸ™‚ And I adore lemon curd…

    January 13, 2013
    • Thank you so much, me too I love curd with just about any type of fruit. The buttery citrusy goodness is one of my all time favorites.

      January 13, 2013
  12. Congratulations on your first anniversary, here’s to many more…Citrus curd couldn’t be a tastier post to celebrate with.

    January 13, 2013
    • Thank you so much Maria, I do hope to continue my adventures in the blog-o-sphere it has been a fun learning experience this year.

      January 13, 2013
  13. Congratulations on your one year of blogging! I’m hoping to put your Pandoro Bread Pudding on my own blog soon! I have made it more than once! Delicious!!!

    January 14, 2013
    • Thank you so much Christina, I would be honored to see my recipe on your beautiful blog and thank you so much for trying it.

      January 14, 2013
  14. Congratulations on hitting this milestone – Your blog is great and a real pleasure to read. I love the creativity of your recipes and photography. Keep up the great work!

    January 14, 2013
    • Oh wow, thank you so much. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the kind words.

      January 14, 2013
  15. Congratulations on one year!

    January 15, 2013

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