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It's Meyer Lemon Season!
December 7, 2009
1:20 pm
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Meyer Lemons are the most wonderful things.  Before I knew where they came from, I never could explain what they tasted like, but now that I've read more about them, it makes perfect sense.

They came from China in the very early 1900’s and are thought to be a cross between a true lemon and a mandarin orange or sweet orange.  They are still very much lemons though, don't try to eat them like an orange!  It's a mellow sort of lemon, but not THAT mellow!  It's more a hint of sweetness, but oh so much flavor. 

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December 7, 2009
1:34 pm
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Yes I'm shameless!  I'm replying to my own post!  I have been trying to decide what to make with them, and found this http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-meyerlemons16jan16,0,6158499,full.story

Just thought it was interesting.  I've been looking over recipes for the lemony gems... I can't decide!!!!

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December 7, 2009
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IF you need some additional ideas for how to use those lemons, here is an way to preserve some: http://chiotsrun.com/2009/11/18/making-preserved-lemons/

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December 7, 2009
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I LOVE Meyres Lemons!!!  I have a little tree that I am sooooo proud of!  It is always in bloom, always has fruit on it in different stages of ripeness.  I can go pick lemons everyday if I need them.  Truly a wonderful thing to have in my yard.  I baby this thing...protect it when it gets below 25 degrees in the winter. 

I really want to make some Lemoncello....vodka...infused with meyer lemon goodness.  OH MY!

Imagine having a glass of iced tea with a dribble of lemoncello in it instead of lemon.  I love lemon in my tea...but of course plan on this treat at home when you are not going to drive anywhere else for the day...LOL

When I make Basmati rice I grate a bit of zest into it as it cooks.  Just wonderful with stir fry.

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December 7, 2009
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You have…. *gasp*  You have…. *GASP*  You have a Meyer Lemon TREE??!?!?!   I’m looking around this drafty old farmhouse and trying to imagine a place it could possibly survive…. Nope!  I guess I’ll just have to treasure them when they appear in the stores. Laugh

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December 7, 2009
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I do!!!  I have a Meyers Lemon tree!!!  LOL

I wrap that baby up in croaker sacks and blankets if it is going to get really cold.  For years I had it in a really big pot and carted it into the unheated garage during freezing weather.  But, I put her in the ground and baby her!

I also bought a Key Lime tree.  It has the cutest little limes and when ripe they are NOT green!  They are as yellow as a lemon.  I was shocked when I discovered that because the ones they sell in stores are gourd green, hard and don't have that much juice in them.  Mine are soft, yellow and loaded with juice. 

I am soooo happy to have a couple citrus trees.  It really gets too cold here for them but I push the limits! 

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December 8, 2009
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One of my old bosses had a lemon tree in a huge wooden tub on wheels that his Mom had started from seed at least 50 years ago.  I wonder if it was a Meyer lemon tree? It didn't fruit in the time I worked for him, but he said they were sweet, not like a normal lemon.

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold

December 21, 2009
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I used to have a thing somewhere on how to preserve them whole...I realize that there is a method listed in the article, but for some reason, I was thinking it was different...

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January 18, 2010
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lol, I have a myer lemon tree too.  It is just now full of lemons.  They are huge, bumpy and slightly orange in color and mine are not sweet at all. I squeeze them for recipes.

 Its a hybid tree and also makes limes...(supposed to make grapefruit and oranges but I haven't seen them yet)

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