Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Lemons, Lemons Everywhere

  Lemons, lemons everywhere

Madness on the brink

Lemons, lemons everywhere

Too many drops too drink




Lemons on the bench


Lemons on the floor


Lemons in a basket


Lemons in a barrow


When our trees are full of lemons then so are everyone else's
We can't even give them away.  They have started dropping now, a dozen or so a day and have to be dealt with.  The house is full of them so now I'm filling up the wheelbarrow as they fall.




-  Lemon honey and Lemonade
Lemon Honey recipe (known also as lemon curd) is on 
'The English Kitchen' site
Look for the post 'Lemon Curd and a darned good Lemon Drizzle Cake'. 
I only made two jars and have to get them out of my home.  I can hear them calling.  Lemon honey, as it is known in NZ, is beyond delectable.  Sweet and tart at the same time and gloriously lemony.
These are for my two girls and the grandchildren.

-  Homemade lemonade?   Simmer one big mug of water and one big mug of sugar till the sugar has dissolved.  Add one big mug and a little more of fresh lemon juice. Bottle.  Keeps a few weeks in the fridge.  

When making lemonade take a water glass and put in a quarter to a third of lemon sugar syrup.  Top with cold water and ice. 




I finally made Cro's preserved lemons.
Two jars, one using the recipe he recommends 

https://www.cookingwithalia.com/moroccan-preserved-lemons-2/

You can watch her doing this recipe on Youtube too

And the other I made using lemon slices instead of the whole lemon

-Limoncello is next on the list.





22 comments:

  1. "If life gives you lemons, don’t just make lemonade!
    What the hell am I supposed to do with all these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give me all these lemons!”

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  2. I have a young lemon tree and I am waiting for the first lemons that have not yet appeared.

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    1. Pee, wood ash and goat droppings help them flourish!!
      I bet you haven't any of that, except the first. We were lucky, the trees were already old when we moved in

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  3. Same here, although still a bit early. When they are ripe they are everywhere. The Lions club does collect them and send down to the South Island.

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    1. I remember a big old lemon tree at the top of our drive in Te Puke and it always seemed to have lemons. We didn't use them much back then

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  4. An abundance of lemons is a wonderful thing.
    Although dealing with them is tiring I guess
    The lemoncello will we lovely can’t wait to see the finished product

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    1. I wasnt looking forward to juicing them but got quite a few kilos done yesterday. And many more to go

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  5. You certainly have a load of lemons. Can you quarter some and freeze for tasty iceblocks in the warmer months?

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    1. We still have loads of lemon iceblocks and bottles of juice in the freezer from last year. Our nieghbours insisted on giving us kilos of the darn things even though we had our own

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  6. That's a lot of lemons. I made lemon marmalade once - not as sweet as the orange kind.

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    1. I made lemon mamarelade one year too and didnt like it but I may put it on the list, along with lemon chutney.

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  7. I've just done another batch of preserved Lemons myself. I get through them quite quickly. How lucky you are to be able to grow Lemons 'naturally'.

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    1. I'm looking forward to trying ours. The slices are ready sooner so they say

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  8. Oh my goodness... lemon honey, a favourite from my childhood for sure!! Good luck with all those lemons, now I know why Limoncello was for sale everywhere we went :)

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    1. Lemon honey, oh boy. I just got rid of those two jars but I'm going to make some more.

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  9. Funnily enough with us just about to go into Winter our lemon tree is packed with not quite ripe fruit, I'll be making lemon honey here too soon.

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  10. Oh, I love love love Lemon Honey :) xx

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  11. Does your lemon honey need eggs? F made some and was dismayed by the amount of egg and butter needed to use up not a lot of lemon. Mr B made lemon marmalade but it didn't set very well - so F is now making lemon marmalade cakes ..... The htings you humans do to use up a glut. (Speaking of glut - have you seen the news about the mouse plague in Aus? I reckon we could ship them some Greek cats to sort that out.)

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  12. The lemon honey needs lots of eggs and butter. It's not a good way to get rid of lemon juice but it does taste wonderful. I made lemon marmelade once and threw it out. Can't remember the taste exactly but it wasn't pleasant. I might try again but mix in a couple of oranges. We've just been given a huge bag.
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