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Meyer lemons - my new favorite thing ever

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Meyer lemons - my new favorite thing ever

Emmmily | Apr 4, 2009 12:05 PM

I've been hearing about Meyer lemons for a while, but I'd never tasted them until a few days ago I saw them at the grocery store and bought a bag on a whim. Why didn't anybody tell me these things were so incredible?!? I've totally fallen in love; since Tuesday I've gone through most of a 2-lb bag. (No vitamin C deficiencies here!) I squeezed some into oatmeal with some cardamom, there's a jar of them preserving in the back of my fridge, I've even peeled and eaten a few like oranges (love that just-barely-sweet-enough-to-eat sour tang). My hands were all blistered and dry from work and winter weather yesterday, so I filled a bowl with hot water, sea salt, Meyer lemon juice, vanilla, and honey and soaked my hands in them; they came out soft and smelling amazing - which gave me the idea that a custard or cheesecake made from the juice, honey, and vanilla would be beyond delicious. Along the same lines, I'm drinking seltzer, Meyer lemon juice, and vanilla right now - yum! (Next time I'm adding rum.) Any other devotees out there?

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