Originally Posted by Alix
You all know I have serious lemon addiction problems so I'm sure it won't surprise anyone to find me posting about them AGAIN.
Recently, a couple of conversations have rolled around to the health benefits of lemons. One friend told me he has taken to squeezing a half a lemon into hot water in the morning and having that instead of coffee. (GASP!) Someone else told me she rubs her teeth with lemon rind to help whiten them.
I'm now on the lookout for lemon facts and fiction and the ideas we have about them. I confess, I like a little hot lemonade myself, but I add a spoonful of honey and would NEVER replace my coffee with it.
Tell me your lemon stories please.
-A chunk of lemon in my gin and tonic.
-Lemon with fish.
-Lemon juice in the final rinse when washing blonde hair.
-Bleaching a lady's "moustache".
-Lemon and coarse salt to cleanse ground in dirt from the hands and to remove smells from the hands.
-Lemon and gin sauce for (sweet) steamed puddings.
-Dabbing lemon juice on a teenage spot.
-Honey, lemon juice and hot water, whisky optional, when you have a bad cold and sore throat.
-A cut lemon to clean very badly tarnished brass.
-Lemon as a de-greaser.
-Home-made lemonade was once used as spring medicine to "cleanse the blood".
-Home-made lemonade at a cricket match on a hot summer's day. (Wishful thinking - this as the weather is a fickle mistress on this side of the pond!)
To name just a few.