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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Barley

Chicken and Vegetable Soup with Barley
Makes 6-8 servings

  • 3 chicken legs with bones
  • water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns
  • salt
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1/4 cup pearl barley
  • 1 cup diced potato or 1/2 cup dry spaghetti broken into small pieces
  • 1 cup frozen (or fresh) mixed veggies
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • lemon or lime wedges
  1. In a large pot add chicken, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt, celery, onion and carrot. Fill the pot to 1" from the top with water and simmer on medium-low for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours until chicken is tender and you have a flavourful chicken broth.
  2. Strain and return the broth to the pot. Bring to a simmer.
  3. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones and add back to the pot along with the rest of the ingredients (except tomato paste).
  4. Simmer again until the barley is cooked, then stir in tomato paste. Simmer for another 5 minutes and serve.
  5. It's good with a little lemon or lime juice squeezed into your bowl at the end.


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