Lemons are in hot demand during this time of the year with so many having runny noses and sore throats. Our body craves lemons because they are packed with vitamin C. Did you know that during the Gold Rush miners paid top dollar for lemons and the British sailors would drink so much lemon juice to prevent scurvy when there was a limited supply of fruits and vegetables?
The lemon peel is packed with goodness so to get the most of it add lemon zest to pretty much everything and anything. Also if you have too much lemons place them in in a drying rack and once dried add them to your water or tea.Lemon makes water taste so much better. Whenever, we drink water we add some lemon slices to our water. We tend to drink more watered when we add lemons to our water.
Lemons can help heal cuts and bruises. Lemons prevent cancer and heart disease. Lemons are great for killing germs and can be used as a gargle for sore throats. Lemons also have antifungal properties.
You can pick lemons yourself at Sunset Ridge Mandarins. We love the idea of picking organic fruits or veggies ourselves. It sure is a fun hands on experience for everyone. You can pick Meyer lemons, navel oranges, mandarins, and blood oranges here.
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What you need: 1/2 cups of honey, 1-2 lemons, 2/3 tablespoon of thyme, 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, and jar. Cut up both of your lemons. Put some honey in your jar then add six lemon slices in jar and place more honey, cinnamon, a slice of ginger, and thyme leaves. Keep repeating this process until the jar is full. When you have reached the top of the jar add 1/8 cup of honey. Shake the jar well and place in the fridge up to three days. Everyday shake the jar twice. You want to use up your lemon preserve within five days because if you don’t the preserve will become too sour.
Meyer Lemon Cornmeal Upside-down Cake:
I’m not sure about you but our family loves Lemon anything especially a delicious dessert.
What you need:
3/4 cup softened butter
3/4 brown sugar
3 whole Meyer lemons (or preserved lemons)
2 lemons for lemon zest
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
1 cup flour
1/4 tap. salt
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
You first want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut a circle parchment paper and line your pan with parchment paper. Spray with non-stick cooking oil. Bring 1/4 cup of butter and brown sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour the butter and sugar mixture into the pan evenly. Line lemons onto the pan next. Mix 1/2 cup butter, graduated sugar, and lemon zest together for 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1 egg at a time. In another bowl whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Combine milk and vanilla. Add the flour mixture slowly to the butter mixture. Then add the milk mixture. Pour batter into the pan evenly. Place in the oven for 50 to 55 minutes. Let it cool for 1 hour. Use a knife to release rim. Place a plate over the pan and invert cake onto a plate.
Esther and I figured out how to make your lemonade even more juicer. We did some lemonade juggling. I think I have a new appreciation for those that can juggle. 🙂 Next time your not having a great day try tossing some lemons up in the air and then make yourself some lemonade because it sure will make you feel better.
What you need:
8 lemons (1 sliced up and put in freezer)
1 cup of sugar
5 cups of hot water
1 cup of cold water
You want to first cut up one lemon and place it in the freezer. The other 7 lemons you want to get as much juice as you can. Add sugar, water, and lemon juice together. Place frozen lemons and ice in cup and pour in the lemons. Enjoy.
Also another way to put a smile on your face is to wear a bright, long dress with pockets. 🙂 I love this fun and comfortable dress that I received from Bella Ella Boutique.
Beauty with Lemons
What you need: 1/2 lemon juice, 2 tablespoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 8 cups of sugar. Mix all ingredients together. Wet the area with warm water before you apply the scrub. Apply using a clean brush and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes. Then simply rise off.
Whitening Teeth with Lemons:
You only need two ingredients for this: baking soda and lemons. You can make a paste with lemon juice and baking soda. Place the paste onto your toothbrush and leave on your teeth for 1 minute and then rinse.
What you need is 1/2 cups of oatmeal, 4 tablespoons of honey, and 1 whole lemon juice. You want to grind the oatmeal into powder and then mix all the ingredients together. Wet your face and apply the facemask. Leave facemask for 10 minutes and then rinse it off.
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What do you like to do with lemons?