"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Friday, December 31, 2010

Lemony New Year

My lemon harvest this year has been the largest yet. Literally. I've been growing lemons for several years now. Mostly Meyer lemons, but this year I also harvested Etrog and Ponderosa lemons. The small lemon is about the size you'll find in grocery stores, the next size up is the baseball sized Meyer lemon. The Ponderosa lemon is soft ball sized. And, just look at the football sized Etrog. Hard to believe isn't it.

So, now you know what I'll be doing New Year's Eve. Juicing lemons. I've run out of things to do with them. Curds, strudels, limoncello and juice... Last year, I tried preserving them like they do in Morocco, but I never did use them. Ditto, the limoncello tastes good if you are a heavy drinker as it is about 1000 proof and will grow hair on your chest. And, I still have juice in the freezer from last year. Wish I could share them with all of you.


  1. Girl...you ought to see the hair on my back!
    Just kidding. I just read a post at Maynard's Greenhouse on the Meyer's lemons...yummy!
    Don't forget about good ol' lemon pie!

  2. Mmmm... limoncello ... I like mine over peaches ... and plums and strawberries! Meyers are the best!

    Hope you have an amazing New Years and that 2011 brings you great joy and many blessings!

  3. gorgeous. lemons are my fav of all.

  4. Oh how I wish I could grow lemons! I hope you'll include them in lots of photos. How 'bout lemony desserts?! Love that limoncello! Though a friend made some for us that I think gave me hallucinations last time I had a few sips. Might be time to throw it out! Let us know what new things you decide to make with your lemons!

  5. Your grandaughter is very much into lemonade right now. Make her lots of that!


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