Originally Posted by Andy M.
What? No lemons in Mexico? I'm surprised.
Nope, not really. Occasionally, I will find some. The store I frequent (Mega - Clienta will recognize) sometimes has a fruit that is shaped like lemons, smells like lemons, and has skin that is yellow and green. When you cut it open, it is sweeter, more like a Meyer lemon. This is what I use for my lemon pound cake, and it works just great. But like, Clienta, I am reduced to using bottled lemon juice when nothing else will work. Last time I was in the states, I bought some dehydrated lemon zest (I know, I know...) but it is better than nothing. Limes (limones)
are king here. And they are wonderful - I bought beautiful bright green limones
today at the market for 50 centavos (one nickel) per kilo. Really!