My green-thumbed friend Grace dropped off some bittermelon, lemons, and calamansi for me today. What an awesome way to be greeted at my front door upon my arrival home from work! A heavenly harvest from my friend’s yard.
The lemons will be used up quickly in this hot and humid weather we have been having since I like squeezing fresh lemon juice in my iced water.
I’ll make beef with bittermelon in black bean sauce for dinner tonight. I have some beef in the freezer that will be perfect for this dish. (Click here to see the recipe I use.)
I wanted to try something different with the calamansi so I did a quick internet search for recipes using calamansi and found a Calamansi Lemon Muffin recipe on a site called Asian in America. The site says it specializes in Filipino food and recipes. My husband and I love Filipino food and I was intrigued. I’ll have to search this site later for more fun things to try. Here is a link to the recipe for the muffins.
I quickly skimmed the recipe and saw that I kind of had all the ingredients I needed so I took out butter and eggs to bring it to room temperature while I finished my work. The recipe called for whole milk but I used skim milk and I only had brown sugar so used that instead of white granulated sugar. Do you have a calamansi tree in your yard? What do you do with your calamansi harvest?Despite my adjustments to the recipe, I think it came out okay. I’d try it again. But I’d really like to know what the best recipes using calamansi are. Let me know! Living Hilo Style. #GardenToTable
Thanks for the mention of my blog Asian in America. Your calamansi-lemon muffins look delicious! We love calamansi a lot, too and I’m always on the look out for different ways to cook or bake with it