Tuesday, March 2, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons...

If you're lucky like us, you might have neighbors with very productive lemon trees. Better yet, you may have one yourself. We are the proud owners of a dwarf Eureka Lemon tree but it has yet to produce any fruit. Eureka lemons are the most common supermarket variety - great for most recipes that call for lemon. Then there is the Meyer Lemon which is a favorite amongst many chefs & gourmets. It is slightly sweeter and has a smoother skin and when fully ripened has an orange hue. We are lucky enough to have both available to us on our street. Lemons are fantastic and very versatile on the menu. From breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert there are many recipes that call for them. Plus they are a great source of vitamin C and Natural vitamin C is much more effective than the synthetic one. Here are some of our favorite recipes that call for lemons. Enjoy!

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Chicken Piccata
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Cake
We also throw together a great lemon vinaigrette with lemon juice, diced garlic, dijon mustard &  coarse salt and pepper (this is also great in place of mayo on a tuna sandwich :)


Katie said...

great photo and recipes. Great idea to share, reminding us spring is around the corner. Thanks

Michele said...

Sarah! You never cease to amaze me! I love your blog! You are my garden hero! Love you lots!