Category: lemons

Why Preserved Lemons Belong in Your Pantry

It is hard to think of an ingredient that is more useful than a preserved lemon. It can be the finishing touch on all manner of soups and stews, or that magic ingredient in a salad dressing or pasta. Adding preserved lemons to anything takes its flavor to the next level. Lemon’s bright sour taste…


8 Surprising Ways Lemons Can Make Your Life Easier

Several years ago, my son gave me the bounty from the two fruit trees that pretty much rule his backyard. My Mother’s Day gift of Meyer lemons weighed in at 124 pounds. I know, lucky me! I had to figure out ways to use, share and preserve lemons in a big hurry. I juiced, cooked…


Easy Culinary Investments Pay Huge Dividends of Flavor

By Daniel Neman From St. Louis Post-Dispatch For dinner last night, I whipped up a simple little shrimp dish. And then I made it a simple little exceptional shrimp dish. The basics were shrimp, white wine, onion, garlic, mushrooms and lemon juice, all cooked in a mixture of olive oil and butter. The exception was…


Lemon Drizzle Cake

This Is What You Need 170 g Self-raising Flour 0r plain flour with a tsp of baking powder 115 g Butter/Margarine – at room temperature and soft. 170 g Sugar 3 medium Eggs 2 tbsp Milk 2 Lemon – zested and juiced. 110g Sugar This Is What You Do 1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°c…


Very Lemon Loaf

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or at least that’s how the saying goes, but we believe that there are more ways to make use of lemons than just making lemonade. Really step into the spring mood with this soft, buttery lemon loaf recipe that’s suitable for breakfast, a midday snack with a cup of tea…


Homemade Limoncello Is Easier to Make Than You Think

It always strikes me as a bit of a marvel that in the deepest and darkest days of winter, citrus arrives with aplomb. It’s on these days, when you’re craving the sun the most, that vividly colored oranges, rosy-hued grapefruit, and bright yellow lemons find their way to your kitchen like little palmfuls of sunshine,…


Better Than Lemonade: How to Cook With Lemons, In Season Now

Sunny citrus fruits are in season during the winter months—just when we need them to cheer us up—so now is the perfect time to make the most of them. Consider the lemon. This humble kitchen powerhouse adds acidity and brightness to myriad dishes, from sweet to savory, often helping balance other flavors or providing some…


Chicken Tagine With Lemons and Olives

I am calling this a tagine because the original recipe is made in an earthenware tagine, but after making this dish so many times, I’ve found a large sauté pan with a lid works just as well. The point is to brown the chicken skin side first, and then cover it with broth, lemons, and…


Preserved Lemons

An essential ingredient in North African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines, this powerful condiment adds brightness and complex tang to a variety of dishes. Once you start using them, you’ll find yourself adding them to salad dressings, sauces, even pound cakes. Use organic lemons, and do rinse them under warm water to remove their waxy…