Sunday, March 2, 2008


About 45 years ago, someone planted two Meyer lemon trees in our back yard, one right next to the other. Their trunks have since intertwined so that the two trees look and act like one.

Several times a year we have lemons, and since the tree grows always closer to our windows, we smell the scent of the blossoms when the bedroom windows are open.

The beautiful greenness of the lemons before they ripen prompted an elderly family member (and perhaps the original planter of the trees) to observe that "that tree has both lemons and limes!"

Here are some of the things that we make with lemons: lemon marmalade, lemon curd, preserved lemons, lemon walnut bread, lemonade, fish stew with lemons, tomato sauce with lemon zest, jars full of lemon zest, chicken with lemons and olives.

Papa is outside right now picking lemons from the tree.

Do you have any lemon recipes to share?

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