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Old 12-07-2007, 11:14 AM   #11
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fresh always, with One exception, I preserve my own lemons in salt that I use in certain recipes, but unless we`re eating That, then always fresh.
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:24 AM   #12
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You can buy frozen lemon juice, which is much better than the icky stuff in bottles.

I buy a bunch of lemons or limes on sale, juice them and freeze the juice myself. If you do it in ice cube trays, and dump the cubes into a bag, you can use the amount you need, no trouble.

Be sure to zest some of them, and freeze that, too. Really adds a zing to dishes.
That is an awesome idea! My Gin n Tonics will have some new ice cubes now
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:39 AM   #13
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Always fresh. The bottled stuff is a poor substitute.
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:44 AM   #14
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Fresh please!
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:16 PM   #15
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:20 PM   #16
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Lemons and limes are cheap enough to keep around the house at all times. I keep them stocked just like I would onions and garlic. They are almost an essential to me for all types of cooking and beverage making!
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:08 PM   #17
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I am like you sattie, I always have lemons or limes like I would onions or garlic. Fresh is the word. I do have the bottled stuff though just in-case, but I always end up never using it, DH uses it with the kids when they have pancakes(they like their pancakes with lyle's golden syrup and lemon juice). Somehow they never use fresh lemon juice on pancakes.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:33 PM   #18
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Yea Jikoni, I don't see any reason to use the bottled stuff unless it is an emergency. I have the bottled stuff to and only use it by the off chance I don't have freshies laying around. The pancake lemon juice thing sounds interesting!
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:38 PM   #19
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For drinks ... always fresh. For baking ... it depends on the recipe and what is available. For canning - usually bottled unless fresh is called for in the recipe.
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:43 PM   #20
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DH uses it with the kids when they have pancakes(they like their pancakes with lyle's golden syrup and lemon juice). Somehow they never use fresh lemon juice on pancakes.
When I used to have the bottled stuff on hand, I too would use it on my pancakes (when I had them) but the pancakes are better with fresh lemon juice. Too bad it is many hours until dessert cos I could go a batch of those pancakes about now!!
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