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Old 08-11-2016, 03:48 PM   #11
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You realize that this thread is 10 years old and that IcyMist hasen't been around for a long time. I don't think you will get a reply.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:41 PM   #12
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I think it is useful. Lets talk about it, I sometimes use concentrate, rather than fresh. There are a lot of advances in concentrate lemons vs. 10 years ago, what do you think?
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:44 PM   #13
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I think I'll stick with fresh juice, regardless of the fruit type.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:44 PM   #14
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I squeeze lemons for juice and sometimes use this: https://www.amazon.com/True-Lemon-Cr.../dp/B002NSE684

I buy a smaller package. This link is just to show you the product.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:50 PM   #15
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It's not always a realistic option to go to the store (over an hour round trip), and I don't just automatically keep lemons on hand. Therefore, I do keep Real Lemon or similar on hand for those times. Lime too.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:59 PM   #16
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Janet H had mentioned True Lemon and True Lime packets a while back. They're great, just dehydrated fruit juice powder, nothing else. I got mine from Amazon.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:45 PM   #17
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Fresh wins

I agree with you 'medtran49'......give me fresh any day.

And....in my opinion, food quality has decreased in the past 10 years.
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:51 AM   #18
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Heh, looks like this zombie thread has legs.

I prefer fresh, but sometimes they are very pricey and small. As a back-up, I always have a bottle of Minute Maid Premium Lemon Juice in the fridge, with one or two usually in the freezer in case I can't find them in the store. All it is is fresh lemon juice, frozen. Well, fresh concentrated lemon juice, reconstituted. Once defrosted, it lasts forever in the fridge - or at least as long as it takes me to go through a bottle.

Last year, my usual grocery store had 1# bags of Meyer lemons in stock - 7 in total. I bought a bag...and then tried to figure out what to do with the leftover five before they went bad. I zested them, froze the zest on a tray, and put it into a small Tupperware container. I squeezed the juice from the lemons and froze it in Tupperware containers about the size and shape of shot glasses - maybe 2 oz or 2 1/2 oz containers. It was nice to have those small tubs...until they were gone. Back to the Minute Maid when I don't have fresh.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:23 AM   #19
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I prefer fresh always, but heck sometimes, you just don't have a couple lemons, I agree with CG on the Minute Maid.

Now if I was freezing zest and juice in Tupperware about the size of shot glasses, well I might have been tempted to go ahead and put vodka in those and invite people over.

I like the idea of having juice and zest in little tubs.

For me, sometimes I need a squirt of lemon juice, even when I have lemons around, which is usual, so I am gonna cut one up, grab a quarter, and involve a whole lemon for a squirt I need? I am reserving my whole lemons for projects like roasted chicken.

I sincerely doubt there is a difference between concentrate and fresh in a recipe where I need a tbsp or sometimes a tsp of lemon juice amid other ingredients.

Lemons go off in two weeks, I have had a bottle of concentrate for six months.

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Old 08-23-2016, 08:32 AM   #20
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Now if you want to make Engagement Chicken, you need fresh lemons

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engagement_Chicken

I can tell you the recipe does not work. I made it twice for my wife, and nothing, I just had to eventually ask her.

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