Meyer Lemons

I’m a huge fan of all things lemon. If I have a choice I’ll take lemon anything: cookies, cakes, scones, etc. Sadly lemons don’t grow in NE Ohio (unless you can manage an indoor tree) so finding a local source is not going to happen. The next best thing to local, is finding a small orchard to buy them from. I searched on-line and found a small orchard in California called Lemon Ladies Orchard. I ordered a 10-lb box of Meyer lemons and they arrived several days later.

 

I have so many recipes for these lemons I probably will run out of lemons long before I complete them all. First on my list was making a batch of preserved lemons for the pantry.

 

directions for preserved lemons on my blog: chiotsrun.com/2009/11/18/making-preserved-lemons/

  • campviola PRO 6y

    Meyer lemons are the best. I grew up with one of these trees in my backyard. When my parents moved I bought them a new tree as a house warming gift. That little tree keeps 3 families and the local food share in lemons year round. Beautiful shot!
  • ₲ѓҽҿῃ ₩įẓӓɍƌ© 6y

    Did you know that if you dry lemon slices, they look like red stained glass? I've used these as Xmas tree & wreath decorations.
  • Chiot's Run 6y

    I made orange slices on year for our Christmas tree. I put them outside after Christmas for the birds. They are really beautiful, I think they'd be especially lovely on an all-naturally decorated Christmas tree with cinnamon sticks, star anise, popcorn strands - how wonderful that would be. A delight for the eyes and the nose :)
  • ₲ѓҽҿῃ ₩įẓӓɍƌ© 6y

    Lovely idea -but don't forget the paper chains </;-)

    Maybe using home made paper?
  • Chiot's Run 6y

    That would be nice, perhaps seed paper that you could put out in the garden after the holidays.
  • nBmALiwAt 6y

    very well captured.... ;-)
  • Karol Franks PRO 6y

  • frank schacht / photojournal-worldwide-exklusiv PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ESSEN und TRINKEN / eating-drinking WORLDwide, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • These Days in French Life 6y

    oh how i miss meyer lemons, they look so lovely and i like all the things that you are makign with them. eat some lemon pie for me!!
  • Pixelboy H28 6y

    Yum!!
  • Francisco Aragão PRO 6y

    nice one ...
  • josef_A 6y

    i really like this one.
    How the light shifts from warm to cool on the lemons is very interesting.
    wish you well, friend.
    i miss lemons too. :XD
  • Jerrica Raglin 5y

    Love the yellow. Good light.
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Taken on November 16, 2009
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