…you make Lemonade! Literally. Especially if the lemons are really Lemonade. Lemonade is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin. It is sweet, with a slightly sour tang, and the tree is easy to grow.
Kim and Ben picked all of the Lemonade citrus today, as the tree was laden with fruit and as ripe as they were going to get.
Kim had already made a start on squeezing the fruit before I got home, so as she was making dinner, I continued to squeeze the fruit. All manually of course.
This is the remnants of the fruit. If I had time, I could have done a few things with them. I could have put the skins in vinegar to make a very good household cleaner. Or I could have grated them first and made more Lemoncello. However, as I already have lots of both, I put them all in the compost bin with a bit of wood ash on top to neutralize the acid.
After being poured through a sieve, we managed to make about 1.5 litres of juice. Not bad for a bit of rainwater and a handful of home made compost to feed the tree.
It is simply delicious. Slightly sweet, but heavy on the sour, just like good lemonade should be. It will be watered down before drinking or added to warm water with a teaspoon of honey to keep colds away.
And I still have a tree full of true lemons to pick as well!
What else do you do with your lemons (grown or gifted)?