Life Lessons

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Sunday, February 3, 2013

"Lemonade, Lemonade, just like Grandma used to make"

I like lemons but I especially like lemon trees.  

The aroma when they are in bloom is just majestic.

Occasionally I pick a basket full of ripe lemons for the house.  Just the scent of the lemon rind is amazing.

Right now I have about 8 lemon trees and today I harvested half of the crop so that they have energy for a new batch of fruit.

Freezing Lemon Juice

One other thing about harvesting lemons before pruning... you can freeze fresh squeezed lemon juice in ice cube trays and keep them for many months in the fridge. Freeze them in the ice trays and then bag them up once they are frozen. A great way to have water with lemon!

If you'd like some ideas of what to do with your lemons, particularly Meyer lemons, check out Amy Scattergood’s  100 Things to do with a Meyer Lemon article from the LA Times.

 “I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade...and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” --Ron White

Or my personal favorite....

When life gives you lemons, find a kid with a paper cut!

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful photos. I too love the scent of lemon blossoms. But I am in the minority—I prefer regular or Lisbon lemons to Meyer lemons. You can also preserve lemons in salt, for those exotic Moroccan dishes!


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