Happy Friday Slow Roasters!!! I am so excited for today's post and FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!!! Today I have these AMAZING Candied Lemon Slices for you. Many of you asked about them when we shared the Lemon Curd Meringue Nests. They taste like a "lemon drop", but better. Incredibly easy and so delicious. Recipe follows giveaway details.
Now, on to the reason you are all here. Today Chad and I are celebrating you, our readers. 1,000 Facebook fans! We are so grateful for you all! To say thank you, we are giving away 3 fabulous prizes, worth over $500!!!
We have received numerous emails over the past year, inquiring about the designer for our website. While many of you already know that Chad does the photography and design for our blog; what you may not know is that he also has an extensive background in graphic design. Chad is the designer that created our logo and page header.
Chad is also the founder and CEO of our company e3 Studios. I am so excited to announce that e3Studios is the sponsor of this amazing giveaway! The company specializes in Image Branding and Identity Development. e3 Studios is passionate about helping your business achieve unlimited potential. Chad believes that imagination is the only limitation. This belief inspires incredible creativity and an exceptional ability to translate who you are into a Branded Image.
I AM SO PSYCHED to finally tell you about these prizes! Prize#1 is a special prize for our blog family. Prizes#2 and 3 are something EVERYONE will love!
Bloggers, this is a special opportunity for you! We are giving away a custom designed header and logo by e3Studios. They will work with you to create a masterful logo AND header. The winner will be presented with up to 3 concepts and up to 3 revisions on the chosen concept!
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I heard that some of you are stuck with the Rafflecopter widget. We want ALL of our readers to have a chance to win. So, try this...
- First scroll down to the comment section of the post (where you normally comment) and leave a comment to answer which prize you are most excited about.
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Thank you for your entries this drawing is closed!
Good luck to you all!
Donna, Chad (and Munchkin too)
Candied Lemon Slices
2 small lemons (the small ones have more flavor)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. Fill a bowl with ice and water and set aside. Cut lemons into very thin slices (use a sharp knife); remove and discard seeds.
Bring medium saucepan of water to a rolling boil over high heat.
Add lemon slices and stir gently until softened (to remove bitterness), 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat, drain water and place lemon slices in ice water. Drain lemon slices and set aside.
In a 10" skillet bring water and sugar to the boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture is clear.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add lemon slices, arranging slices so they do not overlap. Simmer, uncovered, until lemon slices are translucent, about 1 hour.
Transfer to prepared baking sheet; allow slices to cool completely.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com