I have a surplus of lemons. I have made lemon cordial, Moroccan preserved
lemons, lemon marmalade and I have a year's supply frozen lemon juice or
more. There are still 4 milk crates of them left. If refrigerated I might
use half a crate over the next few months before they go rotten. There is
no market for them and there are insufficient takers to give them all away.
Any constructive suggestions?
So, box them up and ship them. Citrus ships fairly well, perhaps the
"kids" would appreciate some?
I don't know what process Moroccan preserved lemons use (ah-
salt-pickling...), but candied (lots-o-sugar and then dry) slices is one
approach. Makes good winter-holiday gifts, might ship cheaper than whole
Cats, coffee, chocolate...vices to live by
Please don't feed the trolls. Killfile and ignore them so they will go away.
No shelters, or community kitchens? You may have to go where the need is.
"When you give food to the poor, they call you a saint.
When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist."
-Archbishop Helder Camara
Welcome to the New America.
Have you tried http://www.neighborhoodfruit.com/faq ? You can register
your trees and share what you have with others.
I made and froze lemon curd last year. That works if you have the
freezer space since you can't water bath can it.
Since your street isn't busy is there a place you could take the fruit
to share? Would the local hardware store let you put them out front
with a free sign? Sometimes people at our church will bring bags of
excess fruit from their trees and members of the congregation can take
what they like. Even if you don't belong to a church, there might be
one willing to share your fruit with their congregation members.
craigslist free give away. might have
someone willing to come get them if they
know about them. put up a flyer at the
grocers/library/any other public bulletin
fresh made lemonade. we can use a dozen
lemons a day for that alone.
slice them and pack them in sugar.
candied lemon peels are great for cooking.
more lemon cordial (how did you make this?
there must be hundreds of versions). consider
doing variants for cooking sauces later (garlic,
ginger, onion, spiced).
not sure how to do it but lemon concentrate
for making other lemon things. not frozen, but
for later use in:
lemon custard, lemon cakes, lemon pies,
dang i'm hungry now...
I had forgotten candying, I will try that for some.
Wash and dry lemons. Zest them - only the yellow part. Juice them, boil
juice and zest 15 minutes then add as much white sugar as juice, dissolve
and bottle. It will keep indefinitely. To use add one finger in a tall
glass and fill with soda water, stir. Very yummy instant lemonade.
That is item #2 above. Great with targine. You can't use up a huge amount
that way as you would never eat the product before the trees bear again. I
already have enough for my own use and for presents for family and friends.
'David Hare-Scott[_2_ Wrote:
> ;967490']I have a surplus of lemons. I have made lemon cordial,
> Moroccan preserved
A lot of things can be done with lemons. Fill your ice trays with lemon
juice and freeze them. You can use those cubes whenever you need it. It
can also make a great ice cubes for your iced tea. Cut into 4 halves add
salt and preserve them, when they become soft add some spieces and can
have along with you meal. Insead of vinegar use lemon juice in your
cooking. Make sweet out of lemons like lemon cake, refreshing drinks,
lemon pie and much more. Use lemon juice along with water to remove
stains from your clothes, facial treatments and many more.
Lemoncello, it's an Italian drink.
Use a very sharp paring knife to cut -just- the zest, no white, from 15
Place in non-reactive bowl.
Pour over the peels one 750 ml bottle of 190 proof (95 percent pure)
Most large liquor stores in the US carry it, you just have to look.
Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 5 days.
Strain out peels and bits that have fallen off.
Boil 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar. Cool.
Mix both and bottle.
Place in refrigerator to chill well. Sip without ice.
Makes 1 and 2/3 bottles 110 proof Lemoncello.
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