Jac o' lyn Murphy

Friday, January 19, 2018

I love it when life gives me Lemons! My fave lemon products

One of the bright spots of the middle of winter?
Colorful, vibrant citrus season!
Grapefruit, lime, oranges... 
I love them all but I have always had a soft spot for lemons,
 they just make me happy.
These are a few of my favorite lemon products.

I always have lemons on hand...
not only in the kitchen but on my business cards and my new favorite clutch.

Lemons are rarely sweet but these gummy fruit slice candies are year round...

One of the best part of cooking with lemons is the smell they leave on your hands.
This soap does just that but cleans them too!

All the refreshing flavors of lemons in a silky ice cream.
I love Halo Top Lemon Cake with berries as a simple dessert...

I have never met a La Croix Sparkling Water I didn't like, 
and the classic lemon is no exception...

One of my favorite winter tips?
Keep things smooth with lemony lips!

Winter takes it toll on your skin,
I love to rejuvenate and brighten mine with a slice mask...

Here's to the merry and bright days of winter...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Big Squeeze Valentines

One of the things my daughter misses the most 
while living in the college dorm is fresh fruit.
Being the California girl that she is, she especially misses oranges.
I wanted her to know how much I want to give her a big squeeze for Valentine's Day 
so we're sending her a crate from the Golden State!

Can you feel the love?

We miss her a bushel and a peck...

but hoping lots of squeezes will help!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Taco Tuesday Thirsty? Lime Thyme Margarita Spritzer

Is it a coincidence that Lime and Thyme rhyme?
I don't think so.
They are the perfect combo for a light, bright Taco Tuesday cocktail...
The Lime Thyme Margarita Spritzer!

Thyme's subtly woodsy and minty flavors, 
paired with classic lime makes for one muy bien marg...

I simply combine fresh lime juice and tequila, 
pour over crushed ice, top with seltzer and add a big sprig of thyme as a garnish/stir stick.

As you sip, the thyme infuses into the drink...

Because for this New Year, 
I think it's "thyme" to squeeze the day!

Lime Thyme Margarita Spritzers
Makes 2
In a large glass or cocktail shaker, combine
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
3 ounces tequila (2 shots)
(I like it tart but if you don't, add 2 Tablespoons simple syrup)

Pour into 2 glasses, over crushed ice, top with seltzer and add large sprigs of fresh thyme

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