Thursday, October 29, 2015

Limey Ideas...

  I love a nice G & T (gin and tonic)
with a couple of squeezes of fresh lime, and lime juice is a must in a lot of Mexican dishes as well.

So when a friend called me up and asked if I wanted some limes, I didn't hesitate at all and ran over and got some.

She gave me a bunch of limes a couple of years ago when her tree produced a lot of limes, and I had so much fun with them.  I froze some of the juice, made Lime Curd  and Lime Syrup  and had fun taste testing different brands of gin to see which one went best with the lime juice.

These are Rangpur Limes and are the prettiest pale peachy color inside.    They contrast so well with Lemons and regular Limes. 

This year though, I juiced the limes and zested them.  I've got plans for that juice.

Lots of plans...

For now though, I just zested madly away
and froze the zest, and have the juice in the freezer ready to use.

And all those seeds that were a happy byproduct of the juicing?
They found a home in some dirt, in my yard.

Just think, in about 10 years I'll have my own limes to process and share but in the meantime, I won't say no if someone's generous enough to give me a bunch.

But gotta go, the ice is melting in my G & T...

It is 5 o'clock somewhere, isn't it?


 
Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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