I had a lemon tree in the backyard of my winter rental in Scottsdale Arizona last year and the things are just lining the neighborhood streets.
Not being from such a summery climate I found it flummoxing that they hung to their death (on the trees I didn’t have time to pick). Where are the enterprising kids with lemonade stands these days? Managing their social network profiles?
Your daughter certainly seems to see more value in this fruit than the people in Scottsdale, although strangely enough there were almost always people buying lemons at Whole Foods and Trader Joes - sprayed ones too!
As for me, I made as many lemon tarts, bars, cakes (with poppyseed and another with lavender), ‘ade (with maple syrup), salad dressings, chicken picatta and darn it if I didn’t forget to make curd!
I have a friend down there with Meyer lemons now, so I’ll have to use those when I do make curd. Damn that stuff is ethereal - add with fresh brioche or even sourdough…otherwordly!
I’m also going to try a desert that layers tuiles lemon cream and raspberries when some good looking organic raspberries catch my eye. Got the idea from a trifle I saw in Italy.
Does everyone have a brand of bought lemon curd that’s their stand by for times when they can’t or don’t want to make their own? An organic one.
I used to like Wilkins and Sons but I stopped buying anything not organic.