When life gives you too many lemons.


My Friend A. is renting her house out and her lemon tree is groaning under the amount of lemons her tenants won’t pick.
The Boy came and helped me pick around 30 lemons and while we were picking asked me what we could do with the lemons.
I suggested Lemon Merengue pie but since I have no eggs in the house that would have to wait.
It’s a bit warm today and he decided to make lemonade for himself.

1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)

Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher.
Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength.
Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Serve with ice, sliced lemons.

Enjoy!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephanie
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 22:10:10

    You can squeeze them and freeze the juice in ice cube trays and then store the cubes in a freezer bag and use for recipes when lemon juice is required. Also, there are recipes for marinades that use lemon, plus some Greek recipes use lemon in the main dish.

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  2. alisonatintuit
    May 01, 2012 @ 00:36:58

    I LOVE that you are using my Lemons Ms. M!!! Please do more lemon recipes 🙂
    Also – suggest to the Boy that he go and pick them, then sell them door to door for a dollar a bag.

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  3. alisonatintuit
    May 01, 2012 @ 00:38:29

    i LOVE that you are using my lemons Ms M!! One other thing you can do is ask the Boy if he wants to go and pick them, then sell them door to door for $2 a bag. he will get some takers for SURE, especially if he tells people they are Meyers lemons. thanks for taking care of my poor tree!!

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