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Old 09-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Homegrown Limes

Harvested the lime (persian) tree today. After 2 years with no fruit due to a freeze and then a drought we had a bumper crop this year. About 2 bushels.

What would you do with bushels of limes?

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I don't even want to hear about homegrown limes! I'm so jealous! I love limes and use so many limes. Well, you could pickle them (like preserved lemons, only using limes), you can juice and freeze the juice. You could make candied lime peel...you could infuse vodka...make lime sorbet...lime cookies...make margarita mix for the freezer...lime syrup...lime olive oil...
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I don't even want to hear about homegrown limes! I'm so jealous! I love limes and use so many limes. Well, you could pickle them (like preserved lemons, only using limes), you can juice and freeze the juice. You could make candied lime peel...you could infuse vodka...make lime sorbet...lime cookies...make margarita mix for the freezer...
Lime trees grow very sharp 2" thorns. If it makes you feel better, it's a sticky situation to harvest. Have cuts and scratches through long sleeve shirt and heavy leather work gloves.

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Old 09-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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Harvested the lime (persian) tree today. After 2 years with no fruit due to a freeze and then a drought we had a bumper crop this year. About 2 bushels.

What would you do with bushels of limes?

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I would mail them to PF...

I think the best bet would be to zest them and then juice them. Make room in the freezer. Then you can take your time deciding to make lime dishes out of them. My lemon curd recipe makes great lime curd...
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PF's lemon/lime curd. Non-key lime pie. Dehydrate in slices and use as Christmas decorations and on wreaths. I've done this, they look like stained glass, pretty. Lime vodka or lime cordial(steep huge amounts of slices jammed in a gallon glass jar in vodka for a couple months with superfine sugar), agree with others, freeze zest and juice. Lime granita, limeaid, cucumber lime juice. Cat helmet.

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Lime football helmets are not advised...they just make the cat mad and leave gross deposits in your shoes.
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Lime football helmets are not advised...they just make the cat mad and leave gross deposits in your shoes.
Good point. They've just come out with new regulations.
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No, I did not know lime trees have stickers.

Limes are never cheap and I like limes. Best place to buy limes is at the Mexican markets around here. But a whole bushel, zowie !!

Freeze the zest and juice and then decide as you need them.
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