Well, I don’t know about you, but I seriously doubted that I would make it to “z” and, yet, here we are. I went through, zoo, zydeco, and zipline (which actually might have been fun) before ending up with another food oriented word: zest. Ah, well.
I seriously want to thank those of you who have been here with me throughout this challenge. Your comments and support, prodding, helped me make it through–really, truly! Thank you. 💖
When the World Gives You Lemons—Zest!
Sheila discovered zest. Not really, someone in the 1400s first used lemon zest as a spice, but when Sheila added lemon zest to her potatoes and tasted the clean, citrusy flavor, she felt like she’d made a discovery. Naturally, she began adding lemon zest to everything.
There was lemon zest hot chocolate, followed by lemon zest tuna, lemon zest peanut butter, lemon zest tea. Lemon zest eggs? Oh, goddess of goddesses. Scrambled, poached, fried, salivating! Lemon zest worked in all!
Lemon zest coffee, on the other hand, made her lips scrunch inwards until she felt like a toothless wonder. Lemon zest to milk, a definite no. When the milk roiled and boiled, her stomach churned.
When her husband walked into the kitchen that evening, he surveyed, and then raised an eyebrow at her. “What happened?”
For the first time, she glanced around her kitchen and noticed the chaos induced by her lemon zest influencer day. “Er, the world gave me lemons, so I, uh, made lemonade?”
The recipe that started Sheila on her lemon zest quest was this one for mashed potato salad with scallions and herbs; it’s totally delicious.
And now for a celebration song: