I love to prepare our food for storage. It has been the coldest winter in many, many years and you never know when your harvest will help your family and friends.
I ordered some citrus from the local bulk food source, and I’m so glad I did. After the order, the weather in California and Florida were freezing the crops. If you can find a source for citrus do it! The prices will be very high this summer.
I received 25lbs of organic Meyer lemons and 10lbs of organic limes. Here is what I did with the lemons.
I was excited to pick up my order. You can’t imagine how good all this citrus smelled.
I thought I would dehydrate some slices for lemon water. I love lemon water, and so does my grandchildren…
I also use a lot of zest for cooking so here I make the zest. Lay it out on unbleached parchment paper and let it dry. I always store it in an airtight jar, (I use weck jars for this) with an oxygen absorber. This zest should last me a long time.
I also juiced some of the juice, put into ice cube trays and freeze. I take the cubes out and put it in a Ziploc freezer bag. When a recipe calls for some lemon juice, I have fresh on hand. Lemon juice adds some much to any recipe!
All the best,