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Hello, Sunshine!

Spring is in the air. Can you feel it? The explosion of blooming color, the emerald hues of bright, lush grass, the musical symphony of returning birds as they construct their nested homes for the upcoming summer. The way your skin feels warm and renewed by the sun. Magical. I love this time of year. One of the things I love about living in Illinois is the seasons. Winter is a bit of a bummer for most Chicagoans, but we take full advantage of warm weather the second it comes around. We're all dusting off our gardening tools, starting up our tractors and pulling out old recipes that contain fresh fruits and vegetables to ring in the season. When winter finally surrenders to the sun's renewing glow, it's time to celebrate all things sunny. To me, there is no better way to celebrate the season than by using lemons.  We are all aware that I am a fan of lemons (see my attempt at trying to grow a lemon tree ), and they are usually one of the first things I pull out when I fe

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