Sweet Adventures April Blog Hop: Lemon Theme

Gluten Free Lemon Cake

Gluten Free Lemon Cake with Blueberry Frosting

In November last year we kicked off the very first Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, with the theme being Pavlova. I hosted this first event, and honestly I wasn’t sure how many Sweet Adventures we would have, but I’m happy to say that 5 months down the track we’re still going and growing. Now that each Sweet Adventures hostess has had a turn at hosting it’s my turn again and I am excited to announce this months theme is Lemon!

Lemon Tart

Melt in your mouth Lemon Tart

I love, no adore, lemons. Their beautiful tart tanginess always freshens things up and immediately makes me think of long summer days. We always have them on hand in the Delicieux house. They are wonderfully versatile, and their range can extend from being used in drinks, savoury and sweet dishes, and of course this being a Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, we want you to get your thinking cap on and give us your best lemon dish. Do you have a favourite lemon dish? Show us! Do you have a lemon recipe you’ve just been looking for an excuse to try? Show us! Do you have a wonderful story to share about your love of lemons? Tell us!

Candied Lemon Cake recipe

Candied Lemon Cake

So why not join us in the fun Lemon themed event! The blog hop will open for link-up 9am Monday 16 April 2012 – Australian Eastern Standard Time [AEST: Sydney] and will remain open for a week and a day until 11:59pm Monday 23 April 2012 AEST.

Regardless of whether you are a new or experienced food blogger join in the fun and make some passionate food friends along the way. Share your best, favourite or most interesting lemon dish with us.

What is the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop (SABH)?
  • SABH is a monthly dessert link-up. Each month there is a new theme. This months theme is, you guessed it, Lemon!
  • The theme for the month will be announced on the 1st Monday of each month.
  • The link-up will open for entries on the 3rd Monday of each month at 9am Australian Eastern Time (AEDT, Sydney Australia).
  • The link-up will close on the 4th Monday of each month at 11:59pm AEDT.
Who can participate?
How it works – a few rules…
  • Each blog can submit one entry per month.
  • Please only link-up new posts published on or after the link-up goes live each month. Old posts will not be accepted.
  • The linked-up post must contain a dessert with the theme ingredient being the predominent ingredient. If you are sugar free, grain free or have a particular dietary requirement we would love to wow us with your lemon dessert and show us how diverse lemons can be!
  • You must include a link to the hostess in your blog hop submission and the words ‘Sweet Adventures Blog Hop – Lemons’.
  • You must include the Blog Hop Badge (see below) in your blog hop submission. To download the badge click on the image, which will display the image in a blank page and then right click and save as.
Sweet Adventures Blog Hop Lemon Badge
We’d love for you to share this event with your friends. Click the Tweet button above to share it on Twitter or the Facebook button to share it with your Facebook friends. The more the merrier!!

Not a food blogger, but a food blog reader? No worries, you can join in on the fun too and browse a beautiful and inspiring collection of lemon recipes from food bloggers of all levels, dietary persuasions and experience. Visit Delicieux on April 16 and prepare to salivate at our talented food bloggers delicious creations!

If you’d like to check out the archive of past blog hop events visit the Sweet Adventures website.

So tell me, will you be joining this months blog hop?

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  1. Kirsty April 2, 2012  12:07 pm Reply

    Yes, yes, yes! Looking forward to this one - I LOVE anything lemon!

  2. Nic@diningwithastud April 2, 2012  12:24 pm Reply

    I cant wait for this one. I now just need to decide on a recipe - my brain is fighting itself to choose haha

  3. Rosa April 2, 2012  3:56 pm Reply

    Lovely lemon treats and great event! I'll see if I can participate...



    • delicieux April 4, 2012  2:23 pm Reply

      I'd be absolutely honoured if you could join us Rosa. I always love your delicious creations and your stunning photos. :D

  4. K-bobo @ Gormandize with A-dizzle & K-bobo April 2, 2012  5:01 pm Reply

    Oops, I picked the weekend before that (14th) to host my one-off-event Soup-off Blog Hop :) Looks like I will be doing a lot of cooking and blogging that weekend!! I love lemons, thought, so I wouldn't want to pass it up!

  5. Nic April 2, 2012  8:04 pm Reply

    Yum! I love lemons, for once it will be tricky to decide what to make :)

  6. Adhriene April 2, 2012  8:41 pm Reply

    This makes me really hungry and I want to make sure that I can try this on my own...I have to learn baking and cooking first...

  7. Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 2, 2012  9:13 pm Reply

    Ohhh lemons great ingredient :) Love all lemon desserts ~ Hope to enter if I have the time this month ~

    • delicieux April 4, 2012  2:22 pm Reply

      I hope you have time to join us Daisy. :D

  8. Carole April 3, 2012  1:11 am Reply

    Great idea, Jennifer. I love lemons too, so look forward to seeing all the posts.

  9. Katherine Martinelli April 3, 2012  7:34 am Reply

    Great blog hop theme!! I love lemon. I'll be traveling between now and then but we'll see if I can whip something up :-)

    • delicieux April 3, 2012  9:33 am Reply

      I hope you can make it Katherine, we'd love you to join in on the fun :D

  10. Claire @ Claire K Creations April 3, 2012  8:25 am Reply

    I can't wait. I have the perfect recipe in mind that my mum gave me at my bridal shower. She first made it when she was at school.

    • delicieux April 3, 2012  9:32 am Reply

      Aww that's so sweet. I can't wait to see it. :D

  11. Baker Street April 3, 2012  3:02 pm Reply

    Lemon is a great pick Jen! The candied lemon cake sounds to die for. I surely try and link up a lemon recipe. :)

  12. K-bobo @ Gormandize with A-dizzle & K-bobo April 3, 2012  5:53 pm Reply

    Oops I have scheduled my one-off Soup-Off Blog Hop for the weekend before that (the 14th) :) So I'll be very busy cooking and blogging that weekend! I don't want to pass up the lemon theme though - so I'll just have to do both! xx

  13. thelittleloaf April 3, 2012  10:34 pm Reply

    I adore lemon in sweet and savoury dishes and would love to get involved in this blog hop...will get my thinking cap on now!

  14. Denise April 4, 2012  6:37 pm Reply

    I look forward to this one! Very busy, but I'm hoping to find some participating time:)

    • delicieux April 6, 2012  10:39 am Reply

      I hope you can join us Denise :D

  15. Choc Chip Uru April 4, 2012  6:52 pm Reply

    Congratulations :D
    I have awarded you on my blog - enjoy right here:

    You deserve it :)
    Choc Chip Uru

  16. Namitha April 5, 2012  2:01 am Reply

    I just posted a meyer lemon bars. Wish I had posted it today ,so that I could send it to this event :) now let me try to make something with lemons before this event is over :)

  17. Magic of Spice April 5, 2012  3:39 am Reply

    How fun...lemons are great for just about anything! Will try to come up with a sweet :)

  18. Russell at Chasing Delicious April 5, 2012  6:34 am Reply

    Both those cakes and that tart look incredible! I have such a sweet - err tart - tooth for lemons. I love all things lemon. Yum!

    • delicieux April 6, 2012  11:23 am Reply

      Thanks Russell. I do hope you can join in our Blog Hop event celebrating Lemons :D

  19. Maree April 5, 2012  8:37 am Reply

    Can't wait to see the results!
    I'm not a food blogger (yet) but will be looking at the ideas with interest.
    Our Greek neighbours have the most prolific tree in their front yard and flood us with lemons at this time of year, will be great to have some fresh inspiration!

    • delicieux April 6, 2012  10:37 am Reply

      Hi Maree,

      We'd love for you to join us. Maybe you can make this your first post :D

  20. Asmita April 5, 2012  1:19 pm Reply

    This sounds too exciting! Would love to participate.

  21. Nash at Plateful April 5, 2012  6:03 pm Reply

    Ha I have a penchant for anything citrusy, lemon/lime being my fav. I hope to participate, if I manage to whip up something on time :) And oh I love that first pic of yours, feel like cutting into a slice-YUM!

    • delicieux April 6, 2012  10:30 am Reply

      Thanks Nash :D I'd love for your to join us!

  22. Kyrstie @ A Fresh Legacy April 6, 2012  12:10 pm Reply

    Looking forward to testing out my recipes for this one and the lemons on my tree are just ripening so with any luck I will have delicious home grown ones to use :)

    • delicieux April 11, 2012  5:20 pm Reply

      How lucky to have a lemon tree. It's my dream to own a lemon tree one day. :D Thank you for joining us and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

  23. JJ @ 84thand3rd April 6, 2012  8:37 pm Reply

    Yay for lemons! Excited for this month... now what to do...

  24. Sarah April 8, 2012  1:43 am Reply

    I love lemons! Great theme :)

  25. Christina @ The Hungry Australian April 8, 2012  8:43 am Reply

    Mmm.... those lemon cakes you have there look lovely. I'll have to have a good think about what to cook with the lemons from our tree. It's the first time I'll be cooking with them so I'm a little excited!

  26. Amanda April 8, 2012  6:09 pm Reply

    Hmm, might have to get myself a little more organised and try this one out - I've got a ton of lemons on the tree!

    • delicieux April 9, 2012  1:09 pm Reply

      I'd love for you to join us Amanda :D I am sure you will whip up something amazing with your lemons!

  27. Stacey April 9, 2012  4:07 pm Reply

    My blog recently got an overhaul so all is deleted and somewhat starting fresh. Can I still partake, even though my blog is not really established anymore.
    I was planning on buying a whole bunch of lemons to do some baking with so this is perfect timing.

    • delicieux April 11, 2012  5:01 pm Reply

      Hi Stacey,

      Unfortunately you do need a blog to partake in the blog hop. Are you able to get it up and running in time for the blog hop on Monday?

  28. yummy supper April 10, 2012  1:58 am Reply

    Jennifer, Sweet lemonlishous! Lemons have got to be one of my favorite ingredients too.
    All your your creations looks delish!

  29. kankana April 10, 2012  6:54 am Reply

    I don't bake a lot or make sweet treat more that often but I would still love to participate in the event :)

    • delicieux April 10, 2012  8:33 am Reply

      I'd love for you to join us Kankana :D

    • delicieux April 11, 2012  4:56 pm Reply

      Great Anna :D So glad you will be joining us! :)

  30. Joanna @ Chic & Gorgeous Treats April 13, 2012  2:52 pm Reply

    Hi there! I just hopped over from Nic @ Dining With A Stud.. I really can't wait to join in the fun in this month's blog hop.. You have an amazing blog too, with beautiful photos. It sure inspires me to continue to do better.. have a good weekend!! Cheers, Jo

    • delicieux April 14, 2012  9:06 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Joanna :D I'm looking forward to your lovely lemon recipe on Monday.


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