Sunday, June 18, 2006

lemony thicket.

lemon yard

spent the day picking lemons and pruning back the lone lemon tree in my friend cyrano's backyard. we picked over 500 lemons--something like 8 milk crates of citrus.

lemon chair

i'm trying to work up the energy to start sqveezing these suckers, or maybe stocking up on some grain alcohol to make the first batch of limoncello, or perhaps get a gross of eggs to make a gigantor batch of lemon curd.

lemon cart

anybody want some? i'll throw in a batch of some of the homemade lemon goodies.

lemons up

19 comments:

yoony said...

free lemons and a taste of your lemony concoctions? i'm totally down!

Santos said...

deal! would you like one milkcrate's worth or two? ;)

lorelei76 said...

*siiiiigh* summer is definitely here. I hate the heat, and summer is not my favorite season. BUT! Beeyootiful lemons and delicious lemonade and other tangy treats make summer bearable. (makes note to run to Whole Foods and see if the lemons are good enough to buy). The pics are gorgeous. I bet it smells like lemony heaven on the porch.

Anthony said...

Howsabout preserving them Moroccan style and living on couscous for the next year or so?

Santos said...

lorelei, i wonder if i can sell these to whole foods....

anthony, already in the works. well, almost. i bought the jars and the kosher salt, now for the herbs.

can i tell you how much i HATE that i can't find all the ingredients i need in one store here? because i just did.

Mila Tan said...

Are you bringing any over to Manila next time? I'd love to try your limoncello or the lemon curd.

sarah said...

mmmm

lemons.

yes!

Acme Instant Food said...

I'd LOVE to know how to do the preserved lemon thingy too! If you need an extra car trunk to transport...

Green Kitchen said...

Did you read Nigella's recipe for preserved lemons with the freezer technique to speed thongs up?

Green Kitchen said...

I meant things, not thongs.

Ollylain said...

Throw some lemons over my way!!

Lemon sorbet...! Mmmm...

bowb said...

argh. i have just found the most delicious looking recipe for the most delicious looking lemon curd sponge pudding. 500 lemons? you could make like, 166 puddings!

Reid said...

S,

Gosh, I wish I had some of those lemons. It's time for more lemon curd!!!

Anonymous said...

Santos,

I see you're having a wonderfully lemony time in L.A. Fabulous! Giada made limoncello the other day and it looked delicious in a sort of yum-oh way. Forgive the Rachaelism, I couldn't resist.

esa

Santos said...

mila, i'm not sure how well the lemon curd with survive the trip! but when the limoncello's ready, i'll definitely bring some over.

sarah! lemons for you, surely.

acme and green kitchen, i've used jamie oliver's recipe in the past, and am now perusing nigella's, martha's, and others. don't know which one i'll go with quite yet, but you'll be the first to know :)

olly! email me! i'll get lemons over the canyon to you :)

bowb, that sounds deeeeelicious, i'll have to make one myself (but maybe not 166).

anon, ah giada. at least it wasn't the semi-ho. she would've probably have used lemon pledge.

Santos said...

reid, oops i missed you. it is time for lemon curd, i have to go buy more eggs!

sarah said...

now.

now i wonder what a speeded up lemon THONG would taste like.

or feel like.

*whoa*

Santos said...

sarah, between the two of us, you're more likely to have an opportunity to find out. let me know!

christine said...

wow! ok , um wow, im overwhelmed. Speechless! I'm jealousssssssssssss. Lovely pictures btw! :)