Citrus Flavours

Citrus Flavours
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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lenten Season

Painting by Sabina Becker

Lent is now upon us, and its meaning and purpose are once again relived. This is the time when Jesus fasted for 40 days, and today we follow in his footsteps. Lent is a time for people to stop and reflect, preparing ourselves for the Easter celebration. It is also a time when we show our love to the Holy Trinity by giving up something that is most dear or embracing a new action for the duration of 40 days.

This fasting is not meant to be an easy task and begins today, Ash Wednesday. There are two acts that are repeated on this day to mark the beginning of Lent; eating no meat (also on Good Friday) and receiving an ash imprint of the cross. The ash cross marked on our foreheads is a symbol that explains we are all dust and will be returned to dust when we are born to eternal life.

For this years Lenten duration, I have decided to give up something that is really hard and that I love dearly. This is why, from today and for the next 40 days, I will not baking or eating sweets. I strive to achieve this goal, not back down. It will be an extremely hard and devastating task to complete, however, with your support and prayers, I will succeed triumphantly.

May God be ever closer to us at this time as we complete individual sacrifices in memory of the many sacrifices He made for us.



  1. O, good luck to you with your Lentian goals. I'm not a Catholic, but the boy is. Its so hard to find something to give up!

  2. Yasmin I can see that you have a great sense of faith which is something to be proud of in someone so young. Well done for giving up something you love so much! It shows real maturity. Look forward to seeing more of your posts after Lent has passed.

    Say hi to your family for me!

  3. interesting post..
    first time to ur blog...n amaze to c ur recipe collections..
    glad to follow u..
    do stop by mine sometime..:)
    Tasty appetite

  4. I hope you are able to finish your goal for Lent! It is an admirable one, and very healthy! Who knows, maybe you will get used to eating things not as sweet and not want them as much anymore after this!

  5. It is worth so much more to give up something you are so fond of. Blessings, Catherine

  6. Good luck with your resolutions. It probably will be harde not to bake than not to eat sweets. I admire your resolve. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary