Friday, May 20, 2011

Lemon Tree

Check out my laden lemon tree.

 We use a brick to keep it upright. Maybe I need to master the art of pruning the tree.


Looking forward to making lots of lemon puddings, lemon pancakes and lemon tarts.


This is Mums lemon pudding recipe. My Dad won't eat them as Mum has cooked it too may times. I still love it.



Any idea how to make pickled lemons?


On My Mind: A Friday home photo initiative of Down To Earth. Rhonda’s blog is worth a follow, it’s very helpful for homemakers in training such as myself.

10 comments:

RobynK said...

Hmm, only recipe in my book is for Sour Pickled Lemons and I've never made it. I have made Lemon Cheese (lemon butter) very successfully though. IF there's any left after the family has eaten what they want it makes a nice filling for lemon cheese tarts and is a good replacement for cream in a 2 layer sponge or butter cake.

Rose said...

I've never made pickled lemons, but what about salt preserved ones?

Mel said...

We have pickled limes, beautiful with Indian food, I'd say it would be same/similar for lemons. The recipe we used is at:
http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/7368/pickled-lemons.aspx
We're waiting for our first lemon tree to get loads of fruit to do a batch ourselves. Good luck!

Dmarie said...

you are RICH!! I am a huge fan of lemons...always kills me to visit friends in Florida and see their neighbors' trees laden with lemons never picked!

http://bettermebetterworld.blogspot.com/

Becky said...

I've never heard of Pickled Lemons... I'll be interested in seeing what people come up with in the recipe department and I will look through my Preserving books for you as well.

Mary said...

Once when i was a kid I visited a lady's house that had a lemon tree sitting in a bay window. No lemons but very exotic for Kentucky! You are a lucky lucky lady.

Becky said...

I FOUND A recipe!
http://lifeforus.blogspot.com/2011/05/searching-for-recipes.html
I posted another comment over at Down to Earth but then I got to thinking you may not see it so I popped back over to leave you the link here.

Monique @ Simple Abundance said...

Hi, what a great tree. It's great to be able to grow citrus fruit !!
The pudding looks delicious.
Have a great weekend.

Vicki said...

Hi Rowena,

Love the brick! Necessity is the master of all invention. Try this for pickled lemons, it's a turkish recipe;

6 lemons, quartered lengthways, but not all the way through.
Juice of 1 lemon.
300g coarse salt.
1 bay leaf.
1 red chilli.
1 litre boiling water.
Method:

Rub each lemon with salt and pack closely in a jar.
Pour lemon juice over lemons in the jar.
Sprinkle remaining salt over and top with boiling water to cover the jar.
Add bay leaf and chilli.
Seal jar tightly.
Keep in a warm place for three to four weeks.
On longer storage, a white film may appear on top of the liquid. Simply scoop out lemons and rinse.

My daughter rubs lemon onto her face to bleach freckles! It seems to work.
Vickixx

Rowena said...

Thanks everyone
I just made them using Vicki's recipe. They look so yum. I'll post a photo later. I'll try the other recipes soon too. Plenty more on the tree

Here are a few more sites

http://acraftylass.blogspot.com/2009/01/preserved-meyer-lemons.html


http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_preserved_lemons/

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