One lemon, two lemons, three lemons...four.
Five lemons, six lemons...I'm a lemon whore!
I love lemons! Fresh, homegrown lemons, that is. Like these above, plucked this morning from the lemon tree in our backyard. I use them in everything: to flavor fish, salads, yogurt and of course atop of big chilled glass of freshly brewed sun tea. And they are a must have in cocktails. Love them in vodka/sodas and also in my famous Lemon-Berrytini. And when you've sucked them dry of juice use them to scrub down the sink then toss them into the disposal for a citrus cleansing. We've got quite a few big ones this year so I'd like to make Lady Bird Johnson's famous lemon cake. Here's the recipe.
We also have an over abundance of oranges. Could be from all the rain? And our peach tree is already in full bloom. Every day I see a new little nub sproutin'.
Last year we planted two grape vines (a red and a white) but they're not quite grapey yet. I guess growing grapes is somewhat of an art form. Probably why wine tastes so damn good!
I'm also revamping the vegetable garden. Last season (which is really year round) I went a bit overboard with too many different types of veggies and half of them went to the birds. So now I'm going to stick with the basics: tomatoes, a few varieties of peppers, green beans and of course a kick ass herb garden. Gotta love the herbs. Except for cilantro. YACK!
I wonder what herb helps with sinus headaches? Must. Plant. Now.