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13chapters 4th-May-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
I have a ridic surplus of lemons and am trying to use them all so the tree can put all its little tree energy toward making sure the new batch grows nicely, but you guys, a few lemons go a long way. We have had a lot of lemony food lately, though.

Today's experiment: ginger lemonade. It's supposed to be in the 80s this weekend so I think it'll be nice to have.
mycenaes 4th-May-2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
I love lemons :3
13chapters 5th-May-2012 12:43 am (UTC)
Do you have any favorite lemony dishes you would recommend I try?
countrygirl_914 5th-May-2012 12:45 am (UTC)
Freeze the juice and zest?
13chapters 5th-May-2012 12:49 am (UTC)
There isn't really enough room in the freezer. I just juiced like ONE MEEEELLION lemons to make lemonade and there are still a ton of lemons on the tree and the result was a TON of lemon juice.
crossfire 5th-May-2012 12:50 am (UTC)
Ginger lemonade is awesome. So is berry lemonade, for just about any value of berry (even those awful strawberries in the grocery store).

You should make lemon curd. :)
13chapters 5th-May-2012 12:51 am (UTC)
You are now the second person to recommend making lemon curd! I love lemon curd, but I always get it from the store. I will def try it, I bet homemade is fucking amazing.
crossfire 5th-May-2012 01:05 am (UTC)
It's especially awesome with really good lemons. And it keeps well.

Also lemon chutney. mmmm, lemon chutney. And you can always preserve some lemons; I LOOOOVE lemon achar.
fenris_lorsrai 5th-May-2012 01:53 am (UTC)
Try calling the local food bank and see if they'll take fresh food. They might be thrilled to get lemons!
13chapters 5th-May-2012 01:57 am (UTC)
I have thought of that, but I just didn't think that anyone would want a ton of lemons. But as I type this, I realize I was thinking of the soup kitchen (my family has donated fresh tomatoes to the local soup kitchen in the past), but it IS possible the food bank might find them useful! Good idea, thanks!
fenris_lorsrai 5th-May-2012 02:17 am (UTC)
If its one where people come in an "shop" for stuff on get a bag of groceries each week, they can easily split them up so each family gets A lemon... not an entire bag of lemons.
perthro 5th-May-2012 02:24 am (UTC)
THIS! I use lemons now way more often than I used to. I had a craving for lemons for like, a week, the way some people eat apples. Like, cut and peel a lemon and eat it. O.o Even now, even if I don't eat it, I'll save the peel and zest for making food, juice some of it for water or other stuff, and use the pulp to wipe down counters before re-wiping with plain water. Makes everything smell nice. ^_^
tysephine 5th-May-2012 05:46 am (UTC)
Haha My grandmother planted a lemon tree and a lime tree in my dad's yard when he first moved in and he's been swimming in citrus ever since. I feel your pain. He gives those things away to everyone he knows and as much as I love both I cannot deal with them in vast quantities.
13chapters 5th-May-2012 05:49 am (UTC)
omg i would KILL for a lime tree! I don't think it's warm enough here to grow limes...I've never seen one around. We have a wee baby orange tree though, and I have my fingers crossed that it is successful.
corinn 5th-May-2012 06:48 am (UTC)
If you have a blender, make some very strong lemonade (your usual proportions of lemon juice and sugar, hardly any water) and toss it in the blender with ice to make slushes. Rule of thumb: Fill the destination cup with ice to about two inches below the rim. Dump that in the blender. Add enough liquid (lemondade, whatever) to make the ice float with like an inch of liquid beneath the ice. Blend. It comes out more smoothly that way.

Or make whatever lemonade you want and freeze it in ice cube trays and toss that in the blender with liquid lemonade.

/makes so many slushes now that she lives in the desert and has a blender
moussaka_thief 5th-May-2012 11:02 am (UTC)
Lemon marmalade ftw. You can also add ginger in there for extra yum.
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