What can I do with all these luscious limes?
April 18, 2013 4:31 PM Subscribe
i have a small tree in the backyard, which is covered in big juicy limes. What can I do with them?
posted by malibustacey9999 to home & garden (45 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I have used fresh-squeezed juice in fish and chicken recipes. I've donated some to my neighbour who drinks vodka, lime and soda water. I'm not a big cocktail drinker, but I just may make genuine margaritas with the juice at some stage.
What else can I use them for? I love the scent, particularly in my house when I use the oil in an oil-burner, but cold-pressing to extract the oil seems like a lot of hard work for little payoff. Can I put a few pieces of peel in a pan of water and let it simmer for a while? Will that make my house smell lime-ish?
Recipes also welcome, but gluten and I don't get along, dammit. Maybe a cheesecake with a gluten-free base? Are there lime-flavoured lollies/sweets/candies I could make at home?
Any other uses I'm overlooking?
(I've just realised I can probably freeze the juice as ice-cubes for recipes.)