Sunday, May 1, 2011

When life gives you lemons...

...from your wonderful Meyer Lemon tree -a cross between an orange and a lemon, which tends to fruit only once per year... can find yourself with quite a lot of lemons to share! We have been passing them off to friends, relatives and workmates in bundles of sixes for over a week now.

I juiced quite a few and have frozen them as ice cubes, which are quite sensational in a gin and tonic :) or to give a zing to cold water on a hot day..

My darling Hubby (DH) got busy and processed quite a few to make the most wonderful tangy lemon and lime marmalade -YUM!

He also made just three jars of Date and Lemon chutney from Stephanie Alexanders' A Kitchen Garden Companion", which is also wonderful. Sometimes we pretend we are one of those posh "deli cafes" and serve, for dinner, some cold home roasted chicken or beef, served with home made relish or chutney, and lots of salad, on home made bread or foccaccia.

There are still quite a lot left! Preserved lemons next, I think...

Thanks for visiting this blog. Please feel free to leave a comment -perhaps you can suggest something else we can make with lemons?

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