Thursday, February 02, 2012

Lots of lovely lemons

Lemons are very good at this time of year, in Cyprus. And they seem to be larger than usual this winter. I don't know if that's because of the vast amount of rain we've had, or whether it just happens to be a good year for lemons.

I've bought three or four euro bags from the fruitaria, each containing a couple of kilograms of lemons. I've been making lemonade, as usual, and also freezing some peel and juice for the summer, when it will be more difficult (and expensive) to get good lemons - sometimes all that's available is rather small green ones with not much juice. I make 'lemon cubes' too, in ice cube trays, which are useful for recipes that require a tablespoon of lemon juice, and also for hot honey and lemon drinks which are so soothing on cold nights, or when we have coughs.

A couple of nights ago, there was an unexpected knock on the door.. heralding a friend with two large bags of lemons for us:

He said there were plenty more on the tree, and they simply can't use them. So that's at least another three litres of lemon juice to freeze!

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