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Join Me for Lemon Treats at the Makers Artists Performers Tour in San Marcos, Texas

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Join me for a free guided social media interaction tour! Two unique guided tours will be provided: Tour 1 will begin at 11:15 AM — followed by a break for lunch from 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM (view the list below for ideas) — and Tour 2 begins at 1:45 PM. Please share your photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, including the hashtag #MAPTourSMTX, during each stop of the Makers Artists Performers (MAP) Tour in San Marcos, Texas. Find out more at M.A.P San Marcos, My SMTX and Tour San Marcos. Our group can be found by using the guide below, so feel free to come and go as you please. See you there!

Approximately 1 Hour
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Tour 1
Tour 2
Start T1 11:15-11:30
Start T2 1:45-2:00
Art Squared
Hays Co. Courthouse Lawn
Texas Skate
241 N. LBJ
Taxi’s Piano Bar
Suite-A, 202 N. LBJ Dr.
San Marcos Hair Company
225 N LBJ Dr.
Strut
202 N. LBJ Dr.
Root Cellar Bakery
142 N LBJ Dr.
Langford Market Annex
214 N. LBJ Dr.
Cafe Monet
145 E. Hopkins St.
Paper Bear
218 N LBJ Dr.
The Porch
129 E. Hopkins St.
KnD’s
312 N. LBJ Dr.
 
Hungry Gamer
Suite 100, 107 E. Hopkins St.
Rhea’s Icecream
318 N. LBJ Dr.
Sinners and Saints
221 Guadalupe St.
Smoothie Warriors
300 N. LBJ Dr.
LBJ Museum
131 N. Guadalupe St.
End T1 12:15-12:30
End T2 2:45-3:00
Retro Exchange
314 N. LBJ Dr.
Hays Co. Courthouse Lawn
111 E. San Antonio St.

Lunch Break Ideas
Cafe on the Square
Gold Crown
Hungry Gamer
Jo’s Cafe
Root Cellar Bakery
Sean Patrick’s
Sinners & Saints
Tantra
The Hitch
Wake the Dead
Zelicks

After the tour, don’t forget to vote for your favorite shop stop and lemon treat:

  • Rhea’s Ice Cream
  • Smoothie Warriors
  • The Porch
  • Taxi’s
  • San Marcos Hair Company
  • Sinners and Saints
  • The Hitch
  • Sean Patrick’s
  • Root Cellar Bakery
  • Blue Moon Optical
  • Gold Crown Billiards
  • Zelicks
  • Salon MINK
  • Cafe on the Square
  • Stinky Dawg
  • Hidden Treasures/Anne’s Accessories
  • Print This
  • Angie’s Sweatshop
  • Price Center
  • Paper Bear
  • Zosima Gallery
  • Strut
  • Thairapy

Vote here: MAP Tour San Marcos Favorite Stop

Event Hosted by the Art Advocates of San Marcos.
Thank you to Main Street Program of San Marcos for sponsoring this event.


Here are a few of my favorite lemon infused recipes … enjoy!
Lemon Tips:
Lemon and Lime Wedges

    Join Me for Lemon Treats at The Makers Artists Performers Tour San Marcos, Texas Event on Saturday MAPTourSMTX (6)

  • Slice the lemon or lime in half the long way.
  • Lay the cut halves down and halve them again.
  • Cut wedges from the lemon or lime quarters.

 

Lemon Twists

  • Cut off both ends of the lemon.Join Me for Lemon Treats at The Makers Artists Performers Tour San Marcos, Texas Event on Saturday MAPTourSMTX (5)
  • Insert a sharp knife or spoon between the rind and meat of the lemon and carefully separate them.
  • Cut the rind into strips.

The outside of the lemon is where the flavor lies. When adding a lemon twist to a drink, slowly rim the edge of the glass with the outside of the lemon twist and then twist a drop into the cocktail.

Tips by Ray Foley

Lemon Outdoors:
Lemon-Pepper Steaks
Prep Time: 20 MinutesJoin Me for Lemon Treats at The Makers Artists Performers Tour San Marcos, Texas Event on Saturday MAPTourSMTX (7)
Start to Finish: 20 Mnutes
Servings: 4

  • 4 beef sirloin or rib eye steaks, 1 inch thick (about 2 lb)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 medium bell peppers (any color), cut lengthwise in half, seeded

1. Brush grill rack with vegetable oil. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
2. Trim fat on beef steaks to 1/2-inch thickness if necessary. Sprinkle garlic salt over beef. In small bowl, mix butter, basil and lemon-pepper seasoning; brush over beef and bell pepper halves.
3. Place beef and bell peppers on grill. Cover and grill over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes, turning once, for medium beef doneness. Brush tops of steaks with butter mixture. Cut bell peppers into strips. Serve over beef.

1 Serving: Calories 360

Lemon Shrimp with Basil Mayonnaise

Prep Time: 15 MinutesJoin Me for Lemon Treats at The Makers Artists Performers Tour San Marcos, Texas Event on Saturday MAPTourSMTX (8)
Start to Finish: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp (22 to 25), tawed if frozen, tail shells removed
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonaise or salad dressing

1. Set oven control to broil. In medium glass or plastic bowl, mix lemon peel, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt, garlic and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add shrimp; toss to coat. In ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan, spread shrimp.
2. Broil shrimp with tops 2 to 3 inches from the heat 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink.
3. In food processor, place basil and remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Cover; process until chopped. Add mayonnaise. Cover;
process until smooth. Serve shrimp with mayonnaise.

1 Serving: Calories 250

Lemonade Sorbet
Prep Time: 10 Minuets
Start to Finish: 4 Hours 10 Minuets
Servings:4

  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 cup frozen lemonade concentrate (from 12-oz can), thawed
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Lemon Slices, if desired
  • Blueberries, if desired

1. In blender or food processor, pace water, lemonade concentrate and honey. Cover and blend on low speed until smooth. Pour into 8-inch square glass baking dish.
2. Freeze about 4 hours until firm, stirring several times to keep mixture smooth. Garnish with lemon slices and blueberries.

1 Serving: Calories 185

Recipes by Betty Crocker

Lemon Treats:
Citrus Cream Clouds
Makes: 18Join Me for Lemon Treats at The Makers Artists Performers Tour San Marcos, Texas Event on Saturday MAPTourSMTX (3)
Baking Time: 15 Minuets

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup buter
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Filling

  • 1/2 unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

1. Beat together the butter, lime zest and confectioners’ sugar until smooth and creamy. Stir in the flour and cornstarch and knead until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minuets until firm.
2. Roll out half the dough between sheets of parchment paper. Using a flower-shaped cutter or a cutter of your choice cut out eighteen 1 1/2-inch shapes.
3. Add any scraps of dough to the remaining pastry and roll out as before and cut out eighteen 2 1/2-inch shapes.
4.Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the shapes 1 inch apart on sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for about 5-6 minutes for small shapes and 7-8 for larger shapes, until lightly browned. Place on wire racks to cool.
5. Put all the filling ingredients into a bowl and beat together until smooth and creamy.
6. Either pipe or spread the filling on each of the larger cookies. Top each one with a smaller cookie. Dust with confectioners’ sugar to serve.

Honey & Lemon Cookies

Makes: 18Join Me for Lemon Treats at The Makers Artists Performers Tour San Marcos, Texas Event on Saturday MAPTourSMTX (4)
Baking Time: 10 – 15 Minuets

Ingredients

  • Generous 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Scant 1/4 cup sugar
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 tablespoons honey

Filling

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

1. Sift the flour and baking soda into a bowl. Stir in the sugar and lemon zest. Blend in the butter until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
2. Heat the honey and lemon juice in a small pan until very runny but not too hot. Pour into the flour mixture and mix to form a soft dough. Chill for 30 minuets or until firm enough to handle. Preheat the oven to 375F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
3. Roll the dough into small balls and arrange well spaced on the baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a knife. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.
4. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
5. To make the filling, cream the butter and confectioners’ sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the honey and lemon juice. Sandwich the cookies together in pairs with the filling.

Melting Moments
Makes: 20Join Me for Lemon Treats at The Makers Artists Performers Tour San Marcos, Texas Event on Saturday MAPTourSMTX (2)
Baking Time: 15 – 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • Scant 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Grated sest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Mixed candied peel for decoration
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

1. Preheat the oven to 375F
2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk. Work in the flour and lemon zest and juice to form a smooth, thick paste.
3.Spoon the paste into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe rosettes measuring about 2 inches across onto the baking sheets. Lightly press some mixed candid peel into each cookie.
4. Bake until pale golden, 15-20 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust each cookie with confectioners’ sugar.

Recipes by Jacquelin Bellefontaine

 

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