My favorite lemon of all time is the mandarin lemon. It has a uniquely lovely tangerine, lime, sweet lemon flavor. The skin starts green and ripens to almost red. At this time of year the fruits are a deep orange color.
I think curds are my favorite thing to make in the word. Perhaps it is the predictable and relatively quick way the custard thickens so to a silky smooth lovely gelatinous precipitate. Or is it the colors, something lush about creamy yellows and oranges. Later in the week, I think I'll make a silky pinky orange curd from passion fruit.