Lemon tree very tasty, lemon season very short
February 5, 2010 9:54 AM Subscribe
'Tis the season for Meyer lemons and blood oranges. Yum! But seasons, alas, are fleeting. What's the best way to preserve something of the deliciousness all year long?
posted by Rosie M. Banks to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I love Meyer lemons and blood oranges, which are in season in CA right now. So I gather ye citrus while I may, and feast. But I'd like to preserve some of the goodness all year long. What is the best way to do this? Juicing and freezing the juice is obvious, but can I also freeze the zest? What about a marmalade type preserve, which would have to be a "freezer" marmalade as I do not have the equipment for canning?
I figure if I can't have the fresh fruit out of season, at least I can have some of the flavoring. Any suggestions (that don't demand canning or other special equipment) are welcome.