So I started to make this week's recipe chosen by Melissa from Lulu the Baker. I thought I would have a great adventure story about finding the poppy seeds, but I found them at a local grocery store before leaving for Berkeley. At home [Brea], my parents have a lemon tree that grows HUGE lemons so I had brought a couple of those because they dont use them and I might as well use them. So I decided to make both variations of the poppy seed cake - in cupcake form. In addition, I didnt get to use a blender/food processor, I have neither here so I just zested the orange and lemon and squeezed as much juice as I could out of them.
So I knew that I had some strawberries that I didn't feel like eating, but wanted to bake with. I found this really nice recipe that uses strawberries and poppy seeds. LOW FAT TOO! Anyways, so I made all three of these. In one night. Ambitious I know. It wasnt that hard actually. I enjoyed it enough.
President's retreat was crazy fun and amazing. I was sweaty from being in the heat in Fresno, but then again, I was able to go into a river and meet some amazing people. It was really fun and I'm really glad that I went. I am all sore all over, but I'm glad that I went. =]
Recipe here for the whole lemon/orange poppy seed cake!
I had not put on the glaze since I was roadtripping with these poppy seed cupcakes, but I know that I wish that I did!