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Old 10-28-2015, 05:22 PM   #111
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Note to self. Was out of lime juice. Made guacamole with lemon juice. Definitely a mistake. Though it was still good, it was not nearly as good as lime juice.
I agree Charlie, it's much better with lime juice. I've used lemon juice when I had no limes and had to use up an avocado, but only enough to keep it from turning brown.
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:39 PM   #112
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Janet H mentioned the True Lime and True Lemon products a while back. They're powdered lime or lemon juice, and that's it. No sweeteners or additives. I ordered some from Amazon and I've been using them for everything, and they're great. They'd work in guac if you're out of the fresh fruit, which can get expensive around here.
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:45 PM   #113
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Thank you for the reminder, Dawg! I remember someone here had mentioned a great dehydrated citrus product to use in place of fresh, and I forgot what it was. Added to my list.
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:04 PM   #114
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Thank you for the reminder, Dawg! I remember someone here had mentioned a great dehydrated citrus product to use in place of fresh, and I forgot what it was. Added to my list.

Amazon.com : True Citrus - True Lemon Crystallized Lemon 32 x .8g Packets - 0.90 oz : Baby Food : Grocery & Gourmet Food
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:35 PM   #115
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Thank you, Andy.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:39 AM   #116
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My grocery store will have lemons and limes on sale cheap on occasion. Sometimes I've bought way more than I can use just to juice and freeze fresh juice for later. After all, I've bought Minute Maid lemon juice in a bottle in the refrigerated or frozen food section for years, so why can't I make my own?

I'll juice the bunch of lemons or limes, pour the juice into Tupperware Minis, and freeze. It doesn't take long for that 2-oz. container of juice to thaw when I need one. Stays fresh in the fridge long enough that I can use it all up without spoiling.
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I've done that too, CG. I have also frozen the whole limes when I have had an overabundance, like from Costco after they got some age on them, so I wouldn't waste them.
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:43 PM   #118
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I need to remember these good ideas. Lemons and limes are abundant here all year long.
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I've done that too, CG. I have also frozen the whole limes when I have had an overabundance, like from Costco after they got some age on them, so I wouldn't waste them.
Can you still grate the rind when they defrost? I bet the freezing helps get more juice out of them.
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Eating avocado - are you supposed to mix it with something or cook it from raw?

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Can you still grate the rind when they defrost? I bet the freezing helps get more juice out of them.

The limes I froze were sad, and the rinds weren't worth grating. The juice was still good after defrosting.

In hindsight, I would probably grate off the rind if the limes were fresh, and then freeze the naked limes in a ziplock. Or just juice and freeze.
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