Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix) produces small bumpy fruit, the peel of which is used in Thai and Laotian curries. The hourglass-shaped leaves are the most widely-used part of the fruit, and impart their flavor to cuisine all over Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific.
Take the citrus approach to your springtime decor by mixing tangerine and lime tones. Since both of these colors are equally saturated, it's important to have a neutral like ultra white or khaki to balance them.
Highlight the bright flavor of key limes with this miniature version of a classic dessert. For the crust, you'll need: 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons melted butter and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. For the filling, you'll need: ½ cup fresh key lime juice, 2 cups whipped topping - plus more for garnish, 1 additional key lime for zest and 1 drop of green food coloring (optional).
One of the quickest ways for a media room to take on a cluttered look is by using an ill-fitting, open storage TV stand. Since the family has a large DVD collection as well as gaming systems and controllers, concealed storage for this media room was a must. To create a tailor-made storage solution, a vintage wooden dresser was retrofitted as a game storage console and placed directly under the wall-mounted flat-panel TV.
A tropical color palette animates this bedroom: coral, lime green and canary yellow. The vibrant palette is offset by heavy furniture and a few simple bedside accessories that help to tone down the look.
With a crisp white kitchen serving as a backdrop, this dining room punches with color thanks end chairs upholstered in Schumacher's Chiang Mai Dragon fabric and lime green panels and side chairs covered in blue leather. The green in the end chairs is echoed in the drawers of the chest, which serves as a sideboard.
This eclectic nursery mixes colors and styles into a creative, energetic space. The elements include a glider, contemporary dresser, blue and white striped area rug, lime green walls, midcentury modern floor lamp and a creative, tree-shaped bookshelf.
Give your guests something springy and sweet with bite sized key lime pies. To make these, you’ll need graham cracker crumbs, whipped topping, fresh key lime juice, a key lime for zest, butter and granulated sugar. Create the filling by melting the butter in a small sauce pan; then add sugar and graham cracker crumbs (portions vary depending on how large or small your intended size is) before combining the lime juice and whipped topping. Next, spoon the ingredients into cupcake liners and allow to cool. To serve,
remove them from the liners and display on a tray.
Adding a garnish to a cocktail doesn't need to be tiresome or tedious. Simply skewer a thin slice of lime and a small piece of grapefruit rind and place in a clear container or a shallow vase. Tip: Make these a day ahead and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Cool non-traditional choices for a front door are lime and turquoise, says garden designer Carmen Johnston of Nectar & Co. This contemporary home was designed by Koch Architects, based in Berkeley, Calif.