Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Snowdrops and lemon meringue pie

Pick the day. Enjoy it~ to the hilt.
The day as it comes. People as they come ...
The past, I think has helped me appreciate the present~ and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. ~ Audrey Hepburn
These little snowdrops graced my garden, so nice to see on a winters day.

I made this pie on Sunday evening for dessert and this was the left over piece that was in the fridge the next day. It is a great pie and I have shared the recipe with you, if you are interested in making one.

Wishing you a great week dear friends


  1. A lovely post, Carolyn! Yes, seize the day, enjoy it to its fullest!!

    Your pie looks delicious!!!

    Bon appetit!


  2. Chanel n°5...
    Marilyn only weared it at night...
    Enjoy your day and don't eat too mutch cake !
    Regards from France,


  3. Lemon meringue is my favorite pie! Yours looks so yummy, I am envious! Pretty delicate flowers too. Have a happy week!

  4. A lovely post Carolyn and hola from Barcelona .
    I love lemon meringue pie also if I eat another thing I might just pop! X

  5. Lovely post ! Your pie looks so yammy :)Thank you for you visit my blog.
    May you have a wonderful day, Carolyn ♥

  6. your cake looks goods!!!
    I finished my exams and i graduated :)))

    xx Marinaa

  7. your cake looks goods!!!
    I finished my exams and i graduated :)))

    xx Marinaa

  8. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE lemon meringue pie. My mom made the best when we were growing up. I have never attempted meringue. I don't even have an electric mixer as I just do everything by hand. Sure wish I had that last piece here -- I could have it for breakfast. :) Have a beautiful day. Tammy

  9. Dear Carolyn,
    thankyou so much for your sweet birthdaywishes -I enjoyed the day, and I love the quote from A.H.
    Uhhhmmm your cake I would enjoy,too- thanks for the recipi.

  10. Mmm, your pie looks delicious! Have a lovely day!


  11. I love making (um and eating) these! yum!!
    Love your blog :))

  12. Oh yes I agree "Carpe Diem"!!!
    No good looking back or worrying too much about the future - accept each day as a gift - that's why it's called the "present"!

    Chanel #5 is still my signature perfume - I use others but this is my long time fave.

    Love the look of your Lemon Meringue Pie - a great winter dessert for these cold wintry nights - yummy!!

    hugs and enjoy each day.
    Shane x

  13. Good morning dearest Carolyn,

    My mother used to make the BEST lemon meringue pie; we had lemon and lime trees in our yard as I was growing up in sunny Los Angeles. I can almost taste the memories.....have a splendid winter's day my friend, Anita

  14. Wow,that cake looks so delicious!I think I need to make one too!Have a happy week!

  15. Fabulous is everything you share.
    Love you

  16. Those snowdrops are beautiful. I have never seen them before. That pie looks wonderful. I do love lemon pie.
    I try to enjoy each and every day to the fullest. It's a wonderful way to be.
    xx, shell

  17. I am going to give my husband this recipe since he LOVES lemon! Thank you for sharing it Carolyn!


  18. The pie looks amazing - lemon is one of my favourites! And thank you for the recipe too - I'll definitely give it a try.
    I love the picture of your perfumes as well; I took a biography of Chanel on our trip and read it cover to cover. It was my hope to get to Paris and go to the boutique on Rue Cambon and buy a bottle for a souvenir but we never did make it...

  19. Just look at your pie....oh my goodness! My daughter's birthday is next week and all she wants is a lemon pie....maybe I will try yours. Thanks sweet friend..perfect timing. xoxo

  20. That looks delicious !!!...oh it is very hot in Holland right now...pffff....i am sitting outside...just home from the shop......pffff.....love Ria...xxx...

  21. Dear Carolyn,

    Your pie looks delicious! So does your little snowdrop. So funny to hear it is winter in New Zealand. It's more than 30 degrees in Holland!

    Happy day!

    Madelief x

  22. Today we have 27 degrees Celsius, and sunny. While you have winter, so cute little snowdrop. And the pie looks so good.
    Hugs from

  23. A homemade pie! I haven't done that in years. Looks so yummolisish!
    Blessings & Bliss~

  24. This pie looks so yummy! I love everything lemon. Must give this recipe a try. Have a lovely evening!

  25. Tesoro caro!

    Che meraviglia, sia il Bucaneve che la tua torta....ohh...che volgia di dolci!

    Io li amo follemente...snif...

    Un bacio grande mia dolcissima amica!

    KISSES and HUGS...NI ;o)

  26. Oh yam!!! Your pie looks soooo delicious...well, I must to travel to you...;D

    Beautiful post as allways!!

    Hugs to you♥

  27. Your lemon meringue looks divine, Carolyn. Wish I could bake a cake like this!
    The sweet snowdrops are one of my favorite flowers, they look so so cute. Sweet petits!

    Wishing you a wonderful midweek, sweet friend xoxoxoxo

  28. Hello my dearest Carolyn,I love Chanel perfume. I love Mademoiselle Coco Chanel it was gorgeous and interesting women!
    Beautiful cake!!!!
    Have a nice Summer
    Big hugs

  29. What a beautiful post, Carolyn! So poetic and you end it so sweetly with that delicious looking pie :)

    Hope you're having a lovely week! xoxo

  30. Dearest Carolyn,

    What a surprise to see your snowdrops blooming NOW. Feels odd with the heat here but that's the latitude difference. What a BEAUTIFUL HANDWRITING you have! You score very high on that one; no surprise to me however. Handwriting reveals SO much about a person...

    Lots of love and enjoy your pie!


  31. Yum Carolyn,
    I can go for that and seize the day as Marsha said...LOL.
    Thanks for stopping by Hon.I will see you in the Fall.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  32. I really need that Audrey Hepburn quote today.

    \Ah lemon Meringue pie was my mothers specialty. I never did learn to make it like her..

  33. Hi Carolyn,
    Love the quote by Audrey Hepburn.
    Your little snowdrops are so pretty. It hard to imagine you are in the season of winter when we are scorching with over 100 degree days here in Texas.

    Oh I'll have a slice of pie. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Lemon Meringue has always been a favorite.

    Thank you for coming to tea today.
    Have a nice week.
    Love from Texas, Celestina Marie

  34. Dear Carolyn
    Mmmhhh.... so yummy! Thank you for the recipe of the lemon meringue pie.
    Have a good week and a lot of greetings from Switzerland. Hugs Yvonne

  35. Precious Carolyn, you are so sweet to visit me last night...or this morning...whichever time it is for you when you came!!!! Oh dearest, I had so much fun yesterday in my garden. The weather was PERFECT MY DEAR...I watercoloured and I listened to French music. The fountain was running and I felt like I was in France!! IT WAS GLORIOUS!

    Enjoy your week, and thank you for such KIND COMPLIMENTS MY FRIEND! Anita

  36. nice photos :D
    xx the cookies
    share the feeling
    visit <3

  37. wow!!!!!!!!!! you got to love that pie!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know i would!! it looks delicious! i'm doing lemon ice-cream.
    i'll post some photos and the recipe.
    happy day,

  38. oh Carolyn!!!! what a wonderful post!!! and Lemon Meringue pie is my favorite!!! how did you know!!! lol

    Have a wonderful day!!!!

  39. Looks and sounds like a perfect day! Lemon Meringue pie and snowdrop! Great quote too! Thanks~


  40. oh yummy!!


  41. Dearest Carolyn,

    Since you made us a delicious lemon meringue pie and you show us 'Snowdrops' I give you a Sunshine Award!
    Please visit my blog...
    Lots of love and enjoy the upcoming weekend.


  42. Hello Carolyn!
    Just popped over from Mariette's. What a lovely blog you have - I'll have to come back and catch up on some of your older posts. I can't wait to try your lemon meringue pie - I live in Greece where we got loads of lemons on our lemon tree and I've been longing to find a good recipe. (tried one before that did NOT work!)
    Oh and aren't Chanel bottles just so pretty and decorative - I've kept mine for the last 25 years! :-)
    xo Joan

  43. Carolyn-I was so glad to hear from you! I have been away from blogging with all the wedding and baby excitement!! There is something so special about handwritten recipes--they are always the best and this pie looks like no exception. Now I am craving lemon meringue. Love the quote. Hope you enjoy this day and all it has to offer :)

  44. I love Chanel.
    When I was a teenager I had a big poster in my room with Marilyn Monroe on which it advertises for Chanel No.5.
    I am annoyed that I no longer have!
    Big Hugs,

  45. Dear Carolyn, The pie is out of this world delicious looking and it must just melt in your mouth goodness!!!

    One of my favorites. Asked my hubby to make me one for my birthday. They are soooo delicious I will want the whole thing. oops...not good for dieting, but on my birthday I will celebrate with pie. Grins.
    Lovely post.
    May you have a super day and God bless,

  46. The pie looks delicious Carolyn...I love lemon merinue pie...thanks for sharing the recipe. It's been a while since I last visited...Hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  47. You sure know how to tempt me. It looks so delicious!!! I can always smell it. Thanks for your lovely vacation wishes and have a lovely and beautiful summer, too!!! I will for sure bring back lots of photos :)

    Kristin xoxoxoxoxoxxoxo

  48. Dear Carolyn
    Your pie seems delicious! Lemon favour is ideal for summer time ,I'll try make it
    Thank you for your recipe

  49. Hi Carolyn!, I hope you had a wonderful week :o) It's been busy here but I wanted to drop in to say hi! That lemon meringue pie looks so good, I'm going to have to try your awesome recipe. Have a nice weekend! hugs, Jennifer

  50. Thanks Carolyn I wish you a Lovely weekend as well, and Yes, Pink is a delicious color..one of my favorite..even I dont have much of it in my home..;))
    anyway your pie looks delicious..the meringue with lemon is one of my fav...If I live near you I would come over for a bite hugs/Marie

  51. Hello Carolyn...
    Oh, your little snowdrops are just lovely. So delicate and sweet.

    Your pie looks so delicious! It is one of my favorites...especially during the warm summer months.
    I will copy down the recipe and make it next week.

    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Nancy

  52. The lemon pie looks very yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe, dear Carolyn!
    Hugs to you,

  53. Hi Carolyn! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) It's always nice to "see" an old bloggy friend. By old I mean... one I am already well acquainted with ...I am not referencing age since I don't know anyone's age here in bloggerland! LOL! Anyway...what a lovely post! It seemed to strike a cord with me since #1 I LOVE CHANEL!!! I think my favorite Chanel perfumes are Mademoiselle and Chance and #2 my mother had snowdrops growing in her garden every spring as a way of seemingly "forcing" winter away! LOL! and then #3 Lemon Meringue pie was my father's favorite and my mother would make it for him every year on his birthday! He NEVER wanted cake...just lemon meringue pie...and just the way SHE made it! LOL!

  54. Beautiful post Carolyn, thank you for sharing, and enjoy your every single day ♥


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