A Good Way to Process Lemons

Whenever I find a good buy on lemons in bulk – such as a bag I bought at Sam’s – I process them immediately for the freezer.  I had read that freezing whole lemons was a good idea, but it didn’t work out for me.  I prefer to wash and dry the lemons, then grate all of the peel to be placed in small containers for the freezer.

Then, I juice the lemons, strain out the seeds and pour into a container for the freezer.

From today’s lemons, I got two small containers of peel and a pint of lemon juice.

A few minutes on the kitchen counter will thaw the peel enough to get a teaspoon or two and a minute or two in the microwave thaws the juice enough to measure.  There doesn’t seem to be a problem with re-freezing.

I like to use fresh lemon juice in my cooking and I haven’t been able to notice a difference when using the frozen.  It’s handy when cooking just for my daughter and myself every day or for fixing meals for guests on holidays and weekends.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

2 thoughts on “A Good Way to Process Lemons”

  1. This is brilliant. I just found your blog and I want to thank you for the recipes and the tips.

    a fan from Puerto Rico

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting. I don’t believe I’ve heard from Puerto Rico before. Hope you have a nice day. Lillian

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