What to do when life gives you lemons? You make lemon ice cubes!!
Well that’s one thing you can do when you have a glut of lemons you don’t know what to do with.
Squeeze lemons, pour into ice cube trays and freeze. So simple. Now when you want flavoured water you have lemon ice cubes ready to go, or defrost one or two cubes and use on your pancakes in the morning.
And what to do with the peels left over from all the lemons you just juiced? Preserve them of course! You can then use the preserved peels for adding extra flavour to your favourite roast chicken or lamb, or add some to a casserole.
6-8 lemons (peel only)
4 Tbsp Salt (I use sea salt)
6 Tbsp Olive Oil
Cut the peel into smaller pieces and place into a saucepan and add enough water to cover.
Boil the peel until soft (just like you would with mash potato). Drain and let cool.
Add salt and olive oil, mix well. Place in sterilized jars and they’re ready to use straight away. Yum!
This will keep for approximately 6 months in the fridge.
Note: You can skip the boiling part but you will then have to wait a few months for the peel to soften naturally in the salt and oil before you can use it.