Lemons: Juicing

lemons

My husband weighs our lemon crop nearly every year.  Believe it or not, last winter we harvested over 200 pounds (WHAT?!) of lemons from our one tree!  We gave them away to friends & family & co-workers (& basically anyone we saw!), traded friends for oranges or grapefruit, but still had an overabundance of lemons to deal with!

I have a little juicer that we received as a wedding gift over 25 years ago.  It’s nothing fancy, but it sure does a great job!  I’ve juiced a bazillion lemons over the past 25 years.

Here are my tips:

  1. Get a huge trash can.  Make sure your garbage disposal is in top-notch working condition!
  2. It is best to pour the juice into plastic ice cube trays.
  3. Pop those ice cube trays in the freezer.
  4. If you have too much juice & not enough ice cube trays, you can either juice the lemons in shifts OR you can put the excess juice into plastic cups.
  5. It is nice to have both options of frozen lemon juice cubes AND frozen lemon juice cups.  Some recipes call for a little lemon juice and others will need more.
  6. When the ice cube trays are frozen, place the lemon juice cubes into a gallon-size freezer ziploc bag.  These will keep for up to a year (trust me, I know because we’ve had lemon juice forever & it is in perfect shape!)

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Cheers, Jenn

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Author: drjennbowersnutrition

Dr. Bowers is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition, education and health promotion. Her down-to-earth philosophy is "All foods can fit!"

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