Sometimes life just isn't fair. Running through our everyday lives it's just not fair that the traffic on the highway is at a total stop. My daughter sometimes thinks it's not fair when a friend of hers may get a special treat and she doesn't. My son doesn't think it's fair that he has to walk home from the golf clinic he is assisting instead of me giving him a ride.
Be that as it may, one of our special friends in the blog world truly knows the meaning of life not always being "fair". Our lovely Monet, of Anecdotes and Apple Cores, touches the heart of nearly everyone who is lucky enough to cross her path. Her blog, filled with enchanting stories and enticing recipes, has me stopping by often and leaving with a smile on my face... except for the times when her stories leave me in tears, my heart breaking for her and her family.
Life has thrown a few heart wrenching tragedies into Monet's life as of late, burdening her with more than any one person should have to deal with in their young lives. Our thoughts and prayers continue to flow her direction, hoping to provide some sort of comfort during these ever so difficult times.
Through difficult times though, an occasional ray of sunshine falls. Lizzy, of That Skinny Chick Can Bake (and yes she can!!) and Kate, of Kate's Kitchen, took on a project to send our love Monet's direction. With recipes from friends around the world, Lizzy and Kate put together a touching compilation of comfort recipes along with notes of thoughts and prayers in the form of a scrapbook. Lizzy has a list of these recipes on her site, and Monet requested a reposting of the recipes today.
Limoncello Lemon Cake always brings a smile to our face, and with hopes that the bright, lemony flavors would bring some sort of peace and happiness to Monet, if even for a moment, I was humbled to be a part of Lizzy and Kate's project. Dazzling lemon essence and a comment of "Like cake from heaven!" describe the textures and flavors and will hopefully bring a little sunshine into your life when in need.
Bright with zesty lemon, this light and tender cake won't last long on your table. One batch makes three smaller loaves or one large. Topped with a sweet lemony glaze the cake is nearly irresistible! Limoncello or lemon juice may be used interchangeably with equal heavenly success.