Thursday, April 24, 2008

When life gives you free organic gigantic lemons...

I'm lucky enough to have friendly neighbours that have lemon trees. It's not unusual to come home and find a plastic bag hunging on my door nob full of these wonderful fruits. Last week we had not 1 but 2 full bags of gigantic lemons given to us, so not wanting them to go bad I decided to make lemon juice ice cubes.

So I got almost all of the lemons (left some to use fresh) and cut them in half. Got my juicer and ignoring the burning sensation from the cuts in my hands I made more than 1 liter of juice that I then strained. Being a clumbsy person I thought it would be dificult to poor the juice into those ice cube bags without spiling but actually I did quite well! Yeah!!!!! Off they went to the frezzer and I now have enough lemon juice for ice-teas, granitas, sorbets, etc, for a while. Plus divided like that into convinient cubes/doses it's much easier to use. I guess I was having my "2 minutes smart time" I'm awarded each month...

Today the sun is shining bright and inviting me for a homemade ice-tea, much better than any store bought kind!

  • 1 frozen lemon juice cube (the juice of 1/2 lemon I'm guessing)
  • 1 bag black tea
  • 1 tbsp sugar (or to taste)
  • Ice cubes

Make the tea and dissolve the sugar while it's still hot. Add the lemon juice and adjust the sugar if you think it needs. Poor over ice cubes and serve or store it in the fridge for later.


Kimi said...

What a great idea! What are the bags you used, I have not seen them before.
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Clumbsy Cookie said...

Kim thanks for the nice words. I'll check that site next, in fact I've been seing Foodbuzz things on some blogs and was wondering what it was.
These bags are like big sandwish plastic bags that have little divisions. They're made to be filled with water directly from the tap and then tied. It's easy to get the cubes out cause you only rip the plastic for the amount of cubes you need. I though they were everywhere... Guess not... And thanks again!

Maya said...

Brilliant idea for the summer!

michelle @ TNS said...

that lemon could crush tokyo.

i want free organic giant lemons, i want those bags, and i want lemon ice cubes in my freezer all summer.

think of all the fun things you could freeze in those bags! the mind boggles. but i've never seen them before.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Michelle I don't know about Tokio but it was prety close to crushing my hand and that wasn't even the bigger one! Sorry you can't get the bags, yep they're awsome!

Lisa said...

I just found your blog and I really like it. Wow, I wish I could get lemons like that!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Thanks Lisa! If you lived close to me I would be glad to share, I still have a lot of lemons left... I don't think they ever go bad!