First of all, let me apologize for the tongue-twister titling this post. It doesn’t roll off the tongue but it does do all the explaining for me. I made mini matcha meyer lemon poppy seed loaves — because why not? Well, actually I can list the reasons why I made them.
Citrus season is ending and I haven’t made anything with a meyer lemon
I had a citrus green tea latte the other day (my first ever GTL, I know, I know, I know)
Time flies. Admitting it doesn’t help either. It just makes me feel like one of the adults I used to loathe as a child who would say “Where has the year gone? It flew by!” And I would be thinking “What are you talking about? I’ve been waiting for Christmas forever!” Nowadays, the sands of time slip through my hands faster than I can bake a cheesecake.
How was your Canadian Thanksgiving? How long was your nap? How were your hot turkey sandwiches this week? I was working Thanksgiving— #nurselife— and if you’re thinking that I made this cheesecake in time for thanksgiving, and only the post is late, you would be wrong. But I couldn’t let a thanksgiving go by completely without making this ultimate bit of nostalgia. Better late than never right?
Growing up and even now I would consider myself a rule follower. I don’t want to get myself in trouble; rules are there for a reason. You know, someone has walked this road before and the rules are there to guarantee you an easy ride. This went for recipes as well – you follow those instructions to a T or are left with a sad, inedible, disappointment. I’m looking at you double batch of blondies!
My mum on the other hand, to my complete dismay, played it fast and loose with recipes. As a child, I would become so upset when she would the change the recipe, adding, leaving out, and substituting as she pleased – before she even tried the recipe in its original form! I couldn’t even.