Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Sweet Side of Lemons

We spent a good part of Saturday picking lemons, oranges and grapefruit. Here's what the lemon tree looked like after we'd picked a few bags of fruit:

Bitsy likes to help out.

We picked 15 bags total from all three trees—and still have plenty left:

So what to do with all that fruit? We'll give most of it away, but some will go into baked goods. I've been trying to come up with new ways to use up some of the lemons. Last year I made lemon bars, and I'm sure I'll make more of those. But I wanted to try something new.

So this time I baked Meyer lemon sugar cookies, following this recipe. And they came out great! Sweet and lemony—Meyer lemons have a very distinctive flavor.

Erik took some to work and one of his co-workers was asking for more.

They freeze well, too, so I plan to make a bunch more and keep them around for snacking (they're very addictive!).

And using a grapefruit, I made a Salty Dog—perfect!

Do you have any favorite citrus recipes?


  1. Those cookies look really good) i'd like to have one)


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