Brown Butter Lemon Popcorn (and a little sewing)

I may have mentioned that we are trying to cut out processed foods in our home?  Well, I am a big dessert person (understatement of the year), so to fill the void after dinner we have been making popcorn, old school style, after the kids go to bed a few nights a week.  Amanda's Year of Popcorn has some great inspiration - we love the dill and old bay versions quite a bit.
The other day I was in Trader Joe's and spotted this bag of popcorn.  I was intrigued, hence the snapshot.

After pondering it for most of the day I gave it a try that evening, and have made it a few more times since.  At first bite it is a bit surprising, but then it becomes amazingly addictive and something you will dream about.

Kids in bed

Brown Butter Lemon Popcorn
2/3 C popcorn kernels
2T coconut oil
4T butter
zest of 1 lemon
3t herbs de Provence (or blend of dried garlic, thyme, basil, bay leaf, onions, oregano, rosemary, salt, black pepper and lavender)
Heat a large stockpot or dutch oven on high, add oil.  Add popcorn kernels and shake a bit to coat them all and let them spread out along the bottom.  Close the lid and LEAVE IT ALONE.  really, that part is hard, but important.  Just like with microwave popcorn it is ready when the popping starts to slow down to a few seconds in between pops.  Take it off the heat and leave the lid on to get a few more pops.  While you are waiting on the pops, melt butter in a small saucepan and continue heating until it is a nice brown, toasty color.
Now simply pour your popcorn into a big bowl, drizzle the brown butter over it, add the lemon zest, herbs and stir it up a bit.  Enjoy!
Oh, and just so you don't think this has turned into a food blog, here is my latest sewing project:


Itty bitty #flashbacktee made with a precious fat quarter of #heatherross #spoonflower knit



It's a wee little Flashback Tee in some Heather Ross Spoonflower knit.  This print is originally from her Rabbits and Racecars line and I just had to buy a fat quarter.  It made for some very creative cutting to get this little shirt cut out of a fat quarter!


Enjoy your weekend! xo, Courtney


  1. Way cute little T - I have enough of the woven of that print for a wee shirt...maybe I should cut into it.

  2. That popcorn sounds so intriguing! We've always enjoyed creole seasoning on popcorn, sometimes with parmesan cheese. Parmesan cheese and chili powder. The next one was a total accident. One day I went to put chili powder on the popcorn and accidently used cloves. Cloves, parmesan cheese and butter. It was good! A little odd but good.


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