At the present time, hubby and I live in a rather small flat. It’s not minute, but it’s really not huge either. And as such, we don’t have much in the way of a garden. In fact, our garden consists of a veggie patch which we built in December last year, and a lemon tree. And what our veggie garden lacks in produce, our lemon tree more than makes up for. This lemon tree, despite being the litter box for two kitties, bears amazing amounts of fruit for a good few months of the year. And (happy me!) most of the fruit on the tree is ripe at this particular moment in time.
However, one of my pet peeves is wasting food. I really don’t like wasting food. But when I’m confronted by bags (and I do mean bags) of lemons, even my creativity falters somewhat. This is what happened last year – but somehow I managed to get through all my lemons and made so much gorgeous lemony goodness that I’ve been eagerly watching my lemon tree’s bounty grow ripe in anticipation of more lemony goodness.
I’m not planning on posting everything at once, but rather will post as I go along – but this is what I’m planning:
- lemon curd
- candied lemon peel, which has a byproduct of:
- lemon syrup, which can be used to make:
- lemon marmalade – this year I want to try making flavour combos. At this moment I’m thinking lemon and ginger would be good… anyone got any good ideas for other flavour combos? Thoughts on lemon and pear?
- limoncello (lemon liqueur)
Anything else I should add? Last year I made preserved lemons as well (basically lemons packed in salt) but I was too much of a chicken to use them and ended up having to throw them out. That will NOT happen again. Promise.
Oooooh… I’m excited! Will post a picture of the lemon tree in the next lemon post. Come back and visit if you want to see it! 😛
G O A S-S B