Sunday, March 14, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons ...

Does anyone remember the episode of The Simpsons where Home becomes a food critic? Soon everyone in town has gained massive amounts of weight because he makes all of the food sound so good.

That's kind of how I feel about Choosy Beggars. Every time I read about something I've never heard of before, I want to try it.

This week, Tina was talking about preserved lemons. I've never had them before - I didn't even know they existed - but they sounded good.

And this week, I happened to find a supply of thin-skinned lemons at the grocery store. It was fate.

I followed the directions on the website, washing the lemons, cutting off the nub on the end, cutting them almost in quarters, packing them with salt, and putting them in a jar.

I was surprised at how many lemons fit into the jar - I thought I'd have a lot left, but I didn't.

I put the salt on the top, filled it with lemon juice, and put the lid on.

Someone remind me in a couple of weeks to use them in something, OK?


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  2. Okay, so I was going to wait for a couple of weeks before pestering you to ask how they turned out, but sometimes I just can't help myself. You'll let us know when they're ripe and ready, right? And you'll make some delicious tagine, vinaigrette, or roast chicken? Please?

  3. I definitely plan to make something interesting with them. I don't know what, exactly, but I'll definitely share it here.