Thursday, June 18

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Lemons & Limes

During the summer many recipes call for lemon or lime juice. Here are a few TIPS to keep in mind when you are buying and juicing your citrus.

  • Buy larger lemons and limes, they tend to be sweeter & juicier.
  • Make sure the skin is thin if you're looking for lots of juice.
  • To obtain more of the juice from lemons, limes, microwave on high for 30 seconds and then let stand for a couple of minutes before cutting and squeezing.
  • Rolling them between your hand and the counter will also help release more juice.
  • Use a citrus reamer to get every last ounce of juice. You can find the them at Target and Walmart for under $4.00.
  • Freeze the juice in ice cube trays, then place them into marked bags in the freezer. When you need citrus juice you're ready!

The Domestic Curator
Ronda

6 comments:

  1. Oh those look GORGEOUS! We just got a hand press for my husband for father's day, but your tips look really great!

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    1. Do you know I've never used a hand press? I guess I need to give it a try!

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  2. Thanks for these tips! I don't add lemons or limes often but find myself buying there "just in case" I might need one. You picture is so pretty!! Stacie xo

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  3. I'm a HUGE believer of freezing the juice, especially if the lemons/limes come off my own bushes!

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  4. YES! I've also been experimenting with freezing the actual fruit! We love to cook with lemon and limes so I'm trying everything! lol

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  5. What is pico de gallo without a little lime juice? What is a gin & tonic without a twist of lemon? Great tips!

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