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Old 02-12-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Interesting Lemon Link

Here is an interesting link to some info about lemons, including a short description of the Meyer lemon that was discussed recently on the Lemon Cake thread!!

View All Photos < Interesting Facts About Lemons - Cooking Light

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Old 02-12-2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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Good link. I read it, but one thing I did not see was anything about freezing lemons. I know that I have made ice rings before, and that the frozen lemons in that were just fine and flavored the punch, so when I had lots of lemons that I picked myself from a friend who lives in AZ, I froze some (sliced). They work great to add to both cold and hot tea. Just pop them in frozen. I use them in the cold tea instead of ice, and in hot tea to cool it down just enough to start drinking right away. I had never thought to try this before, and always scrambled to use up lemons before they went bad if I had lots.
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What a good idea, Chopper!

What I read about the bottled lemon juice made me vow to start keeping fresh lemons on hand for juice.
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What a good idea, Chopper!

What I read about the bottled lemon juice made me vow to start keeping fresh lemons on hand for juice.
So true Annie.....that bottled lemon juice is about as nasty as "cooking wine".

My Meyer lemon tree is a treasure to be sure. I check on it with my morning coffee every day. It's only about 3 feet high and three feet across, and has been in the ground for 3 yrs. This morning I counted 22 lemons with more on the way.
I love the frozen lemon slices idea, Chopper!
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So true Annie.....that bottled lemon juice is about as nasty as "cooking wine".

My Meyer lemon tree is a treasure to be sure. I check on it with my morning coffee every day. It's only about 3 feet high and three feet across, and has been in the ground for 3 yrs. This morning I counted 22 lemons with more on the way.
I love the frozen lemon slices idea, Chopper!
This subject has inspired me to try growing a lemon tree of some sort within the next few years. We are building a house out at my fiance's in the country and I plan to make a spot with good southern exposure so we can bring it in during the winter months.
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So true Annie.....that bottled lemon juice is about as nasty as "cooking wine".

My Meyer lemon tree is a treasure to be sure. I check on it with my morning coffee every day. It's only about 3 feet high and three feet across, and has been in the ground for 3 yrs. This morning I counted 22 lemons with more on the way.
I love the frozen lemon slices idea, Chopper!
Thanks, it works like a charm.

WOW, to be able to have a lemon tree in your yard! and now that I have read that link, I know that your kind of lemons are sweeter. I just love learning new things related to food! Maybe I need to build a sun room to be able to have a lemon tree! Oh, why does everything have to cost money...
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What a good idea, Chopper!

What I read about the bottled lemon juice made me vow to start keeping fresh lemons on hand for juice.
Thanks,
I really like having fresh lemons. They keep quite a while, but it is nice to buy a really big bag, and with freezing them I don't have to worry about waste ever again.
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You too can have a Meyer Lemon Tree......

Meyer Lemons, Meyer Lemon Tree: Everything you would ever want to know

Here's a picture of my in ground Meyer tree

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Thanks, I added that link for the Meyer lemon trees in my favorites so that I can order one when the weather is nicer. I can't believe that I can have a lemon tree as a house plant! I am SO going to do this. I am so excited! By the way, your tree is beautiful!
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Thanks Chopper. You will get so much enjoyment from owning one. I live in the Heritage Valley in Ventura county,California. It's known as the lemon capital of the world so having one in the ground is no problem for me. As you know though, the Meyer is not a commercial lemon because of the thin skin. I'm tickled you'll be getting one.....you won't be sorry.
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