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Old 05-21-2011, 12:27 PM   #11
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My mum used to make stewed fruit using dried fruits: apricots, prunes, raisins, apples,...
That's how my mom would do it too, TL, although because we've always lived in lemon country, she'd add slices of fresh lemon also. It's really delicious, and the lemon gives it that extra "something".
She'd just put it all in a pot with some water and sugar, and simmer the whole thing till tender. Sweet little dumplings would be spectacular, and would likely take the same amount of time to cook as the time to stew the fruit.
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I just saw this post from seven years ago.......sounds sooooo good.
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That's how my mom would do it too, TL, although because we've always lived in lemon country, she'd add slices of fresh lemon also. It's really delicious, and the lemon gives it that extra "something".
She'd just put it all in a pot with some water and sugar, and simmer the whole thing till tender. Sweet little dumplings would be spectacular, and would likely take the same amount of time to cook as the time to stew the fruit.
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I forgot about the lemon. We had a tree that gave lemons year round.

I remember an aunt who visited from Denmark in winter. We had fish for supper and my aunt said it was a shame we hadn't gotten any lemons to go with the fish. My mum told me to get a couple of lemons. You should have seen my aunt's face when I brought in two, big, beautiful, ripe lemons.
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I forgot about the lemon. We had a tree that gave lemons year round.

I remember an aunt who visited from Denmark in winter. We had fish for supper and my aunt said it was a shame we hadn't gotten any lemons to go with the fish. My mum told me to get a couple of lemons. You should have seen my aunt's face when I brought in two, big, beautiful, ripe lemons.
I'd nearly forgotten that you were raised in Cali. Haa Haaa.....I can't just see the look on her face.
I'm always bragging about my Meyer lemon tree we have now. When I was a kid there wasn't such a thing.
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I'd nearly forgotten that you were raised in Cali. Haa Haaa.....I can't just see the look on her face.
I'm always bragging about my Meyer lemon tree we have now. When I was a kid there wasn't such a thing.
Back in the '50s, in the first house, we had a lemon tree that gave smallish, roundish lemons. They were sweet. It didn't give a whole lot of lemons, so my sister and I were under strict orders: DO NOT TOUCH THE LEMON TREE.
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Back in the '50s, in the first house, we had a lemon tree that gave smallish, roundish lemons. They were sweet. It didn't give a whole lot of lemons, so my sister and I were under strict orders: DO NOT TOUCH THE LEMON TREE.
Gosh, it sounds like you may have had one of the earliest Meyer lemon trees!!
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Gosh, it sounds like you may have had one of the earliest Meyer lemon trees!!
I always figured it was a mutant

They had to come from somewhere. I'm pretty sure that one was planted in about 1950.
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I love dried stewed fruit it keeps your bowels healthy and reminds me of the seaside.
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Hmmm, now let me think Bolas. From dumplings, to bowels and the seaside. There's a connection somewhere there, I just know it.

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