My sister has a prolific meyer lemon tree. The other day we were in her neighborhood and she said we should stop by and get some lemons. Who am I to turn down free lemons? After just 10 minutes of picking we had a big bag of lemons and honestly it didn’t even look like any lemons had been taken off the tree.
This would be what 24 pounds of meyer lemons looks like.
I was thinking a couple of batches of marmalade. I’ve had to expand that just a bit!
First up were some lemon poppy seed scones from my new copy of Alice’s Tea Cup cookbook.
Later that day I made the first batch of marmalade.
I used the recipe I’d made before with great results. However, I cannot resist a little bit of tinkering. This time I skipped the vanilla bean and instead added 1/2 cup of fresh grated ginger. The ginger really brings out the lemon flavor. I might be tempted to add a bit more ginger to really get that spicy flavor to shine.
On the stove is the next batch of sliced lemons waiting their turn. I’m thinking of raspberry lemon marmalade. I’m telling myself that I’m going to stop at three batches of marmalade and hope that one is fair worthy.
There are a lot of lemons left though. Lemon bars, lemon chicken…wonder if my husband would like a lemon pie for his birthday “cake”?
- – marcella