Meyer Lemonade and cubes

by Whiski Business on April 2, 2014

Meyer Lemon

I have the most amazing Meyer Lemon tree in my backyard. It produces buckets of tasty, delish lemons. For those of you who don’t know, a Meyer Lemon is actually a cross between a lemon and a mandarin or common orange. Picking the lemons is a beeeotch though. That tree really wants to hold on to its lemons by way of poking, scraping, and gouging my arms and hands with nasty thorns. Hmmmmm, perhaps long gloves?
Dar-de-dar…DUH!?! The gorgeous, fragrant blossoms and bees are back. Soon I’ll be a pickin and a grinnin! WITH GLOVES!

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So, what do I do with all these lemons besides giving bags to my neighbors and my go-to gal at Home Depot? One of my favorite things to do is juice and freeze them in ice cube trays. Then I toss them in a zip lock bag and keep them in the freezer for future use. I love dropping a couple in a glass of water, add a packet of stevia, a bit of mint and WALLAH! They are so handy to have for cooking also. Lemon curd, shrimp scampi, and of course pies and bars.

BTW—the ice cube tray thing is a great way to freeze all sorts of yum-yums. Just use your imagination.

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Traditional Meyer Lemonade

1/2 cup meyer lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
3 cups water
3/4 cup sugar

Directions:
Heat one cup of water with sugar and heat until sugar is disolved. Put aside to cool. Then add juice and two cups of cold water. Refrigerate.

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