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.
There are 3 great ways to preserve lemons to have available all year round, allowing you to save money and time.
Freezing lemon into ice cubes mean that you can have lemon juice for cooking or cleaning your home natural available all the time.
Squeeze lemons, pour into ice cube trays and freeze. So simple, cost efficient. 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.
For cleaning you home add one or two lemon cubes to a spray bottle with vinegar and water and you have a natural cleaner to use around the whole home.
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.
Simple and easy way to add flavour to any meal. As an added bonus it will last for weeks in the fridge in an airtight jar, just make sure that the oil is above the lemon peels to keep them fresh and ready to use.
It is also great to freeze. Ensure that the jar or container can be placed in the freezer. Keep the lemons in batches and only take out what you need. It will last around 12 months in the freezer, while still maintaining flavour,
Lemon Peel Recipe
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.
Well show you what and how to freeze different veggies to get the most out them and still retain their flavour and shape. Not all fruit and veggies can be frozen to hold their shape but we’ll show how to best utilise them once frozen.
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