October 27th, 2007 at 10:46 pm
Posted By: gardenguru
Posted in: Fruits,Recipes

Wish lemons and limes would grow here, but luckily friends from Florida do share some from their trees. Also Sam’s Club and Costco have good buys on large bags. Of course, lemonade and limeade are very refreshing. It’s just difficult to use them before they spoil unless the juice is frozen.

There are lots of ways to freeze the juice. My favorite is putting a teaspoon in each section of ice trays. Then when completely frozen the cubes are placed in a container or bag. It’s also convenient to have some frozen slices to add to iced tea or mixed drinks.  Lemon and lime zest can also be frozen in teaspoon or tablespoon packets.

My favorite juicer is this one. It makes quick work of juicing without much effort.

Many recipes call for the addition of lemon and/or lime. (Fennel Potato Soup and Black Bean Salsa for two.) Frozen lime and lemon cubes are ready to be popped into the dish, without having to stop and squeeze the juice or measure.