Citrus is my fave. Here in California, we’re lucky enough to have lemons year round. My lemon tree has 2 seasons, some + lots! January marks the beginning of the season of lots. I thought I’d share a few ideas that I like to do with my bounty beyond lemonade.
Salad Dressing – fresh lemon, olive oil, s + p, a little dijon. So simple and delicious. You’ll never use store bought again.
Sole Meunière – We had this last night for dinner. One of the easiest ways to get fish into my kids is to add lemon, butter, s + p. A really easy delicious recipe is from Barefoot Contessa’s Back to Basics Cookbook. I’m so predictable I know.
Lemon Bars – Again, Barefoot Contessa this time it’s her Parties Cookbook. Ah-ma-zing!
The first thing I do when I bring them in is wash them. If you aren’t into lemon recipes, here are some alternatives to use them around your home.
Decorate with lemons – I love using fruit in design. Put your clean lemons in a white bowl or platter, in a clear glass urn or a shiny silver bowl. You won’t have to buy fresh flowers for a month. You can’t get much more simple than that.
Bar dècor – Always have some in a bowl or glass jar on your bar. Slice some in rounds for drinks like margaritas or in wedges for vodka. Leave some whole for a punch of color.
A beautiful subject to photograph for sure.