Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fresh lemons

Mom has a couple of patio size lemon trees. The fruit of one was ripe enough to pick last weekend, but we didn't know if they were really good lemons, ormore of an ornamental type fruit. They were nice big lemons, so we decided to see what they were like.

I went over, prepared to juice them & freeze the juice in single servings. I was pleasantly surprised. The lemons had thin skin, & lots of juice. Most of the lemons yielded about 1 1/2 ounces of juice. I ended up with 11 servings from the first tree. The other tree will probably produce 7 servings. I froze the juice then thawed one a couple of days later. I made a hot lemonade from it. That was the best lemonade I've ever tasted. The lemons didn't have the bitter twist that most grocery store fruit has. All I tasted was the tart lemon flavor, & the honey. Yumm. Wish I had more of those lemons to do me through the winter.


Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Where did you get the lemon trees from Jane? Maybe you could plant some seed for some more trees? Blessings,Kathy

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi, just dropped by to say hello! blessings,Kathy