December 9, 2020

Good Day and thank you so much for joining my blog today! I am going to show you how I store my lemon juice. It is always feast or famine on our Albergue Garcia adventure farm. When you grow veggies or fruit or meat for your freezer, you usually get more than you need right away and then that season passes. Though our lemon trees produce fruit year round in our pit solar Walipini greenhouse, December is the month they go hog wild and we have Meyers lemons running out of our ears. Their juice is so handy for lemonade, lemon pies and especially for when I am canning in the summer and autumn months. So if you find a bunch of lemons on sale at the store or your lemon tree is full, here is what you can do with the juice.

Wash the lemons and let them dry on a clean towel and then cut them in half. You can press the lemon juice out by hand with a lemon press like my Mom had or use a more fancy dandy press like we saw in Israel when we visited there a couple of years ago. I found one of these on Craigslist and they are the bomb.

I pour the juice into silicone trays with little individual cups and then place these in the freezer on a flat surface for a couple of days to freeze the juice.

I then pop the frozen lemon juice cubes out and place them into a ziplock bag and store these in the freezer until the next time I need some lemon juice. These cubes are super quick to thaw out and taste just like fresh frozen lemon juice.

I took the leftover lemon peels around to the different farm animals today to see who wanted them. I was surprised that Bonnie our pig turned her nose up at them. The chickens were the most grateful bunch on the farm for the lemon scraps.

Luke 6: 38

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

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