Spring is here, and we are transitioning between the biological desire to eat hearty winter foods to a more lighter fare. Most people do not realize that citrus fruits are technically a winter fruit.
With the harvest of Meyer Lemons, I could not help but crave something lemony and creamy.
My love for lemons is something that is deep within my soul. I remember as a college student I would dream of living and traveling in Spain and Greece. Naturally a sun baby, I have found a deep appreciation of the winter season, specifically the clouds and the rain in the Pacific Northwest.
The rain is spiritual. It cleanses the land and symbolically cleanses the soul. It's no wonder why things feel and smell fresh after a nice, hard rain. The rain is magical, just like its polar opposite buddy, the sun.
Most people are happiest when it's sunny because the light affects our circadian rhythm. The lemon, like the sun is symbolic to this time of year in many ways. It's no wonder why I named travel blog The Lemon Tree. Lemons have such an interesting history of migration and have been used for medicinal purposes in the past.
This craving for something hearty yet light inspired me to concoct a comfort-food favorite, vegan style.
The camellias are also one of my favorite spring-time flowers. With them blooming, I realized their color matches a specific table cloth that I bought in Hannover, Germany. The beauty of the brightness between the lemons and camellias prove that nature is the true artist in life.
"A little lemon juice makes everything taste better."
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com