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November 14, 2010 1:34 PM Subscribe
When life gives you lemons, what else
do you make?
posted by deludingmyself to home & garden (55 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
I've just moved into a new apartment, and out over the back patio is a giant lemon tree, covered in green & yellow fruit. Awesome! Now what do I do?
Hivemind, give me your lemony-fresh recipes and guidance for all things lemon. Assume I'm a reasonably competent cook/baker, and I'm already making limoncello. I've got a reasonable set of kitchen and baking tools at my disposal, but no juicer (although I could be convinced). I'm looking for recipes that both feature lemons and are substantially enhanced by having fresh lemons around.
What would you make?
What else do I need to know about picking lemons? Will they all ripen at once this winter at some point?
Once I use up all the yellow ones with your awesome recipes, should I be picking the green ones and curing them indoors?
P.S. - The house I'm staying in has a gardener, so I don't need tree maintenance tips.