Monday, 2 November 2009

Lemon rain…

The chooks that live under our lemon tree have it all figured out – as soon as they hear the rustling in the leaves overhead that signals another lemon bomb about to land in their midst, they scatter to the winds…

I wish I could scatter to the winds! Every day I go outside, another bucket load of lemons has fallen to the ground, awaiting our attention.

We use about one lemon per day in salads, but we get two crops per year with around 50 kg of lemons just off this one tree.

So, lemon recipes anyone? Ones without sugar? And yes, we do freeze the juice for the lean months, but it never tastes quite the same…

IMG_0025 We met a nice Chinese couple recently who’d never seen a lemon tree before. Lucky them!

 

 

 

 

So here’s a typical scene in the kitchen; lemon tyranny!

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On the plus side, Spring sunsets over the lemon tree are rather picturesque…

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1 comment:

toads said...

Try to make Moroccan Preserved Lemons (Mssiya) - No sugar, but salt!
You can find a recipe at
http://www.frenchentree.com/fe-vegetarians/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=37934

I'm sure you'll love them.