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

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

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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

Monday, November 3, 2014

One More For The Road


Just a joke.  A little drinky winky of this and you'll be headed to bed.  My limencello, (my term as it was made with Persian limes that I grew), is ready.  Since the day is cloudy, I could not photograph the brilliant green that it turned.  So beautiful.  Must be the color of the Emerald Isle, a place I've always wanted to visit. 
My lemons, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruits and oranges are ripening and I'll soon have to juice most of them.  My lone pomegranate is huge and unbeknownst to me had burst under the pressure of all the juice.  I will have to let the grandkids have a go at it.  
Did I say, one sip of this takes your breath away.  My husband is sick, so maybe I can try it out on him and clear his passages.  Other than that, it's going in the freezer.  I did add the simple syrup, but it stayed clear, unlike limoncello which becomes opaque and creamy when the syrup is added.  I wonder how oranges would taste for a liqueur...

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  1. That definitely looks like it could clear some passages! I'd take that over Vicks any day ;)

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    1. Sara, I would too. I have had a few requests for my limoncello to use as an allergy/cough medicine (yeah, right).

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  2. I absolutely LOVE Limoncello, but was quietly informed by a waitress in Italy - having ordered my third - that this was a traditional woman's drink. She was trying to stop me from embarrassing myself, I think. I hope you like comments so much that you don't make me wait for your approval for this one. If so, it may be the last.

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    1. I read that in Italy it is used as a digestive aid. Never heard that it was a woman's drink which I doubt very much because it will grow hair on your chest. Before I ever tried it, I thought, mmmm, it must taste like lemon jello. A big burly guy sold me some on a beach in Monterosso Italy. It was hot and tasted like lemon gasoline. I couldn't even drink it.

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  3. Fun title, for I've just read a review of Ol' Blue Eyes' last concert on The Lion's Den.

    Orange would be wonderful, I should think, considering the coffers of Grand Marnier are probably overflowing. That's simply lovely in the jar there.

    Will you candy some of the peel---children love it and it makes the most elegant little addition to any dessert plate or cake top. And could we see the trees with their fruit on before you have to pick it?

    r

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    1. Rachel, I am so ill informed of all things alcoholic, I did not know Grand Marnier was an orange liqueur. I have heard of it, but never tasted it. I'll candy my Buddha's hand lemons as they have very little pulp. I'll show you a picture of those soon. Look behind my jar of limencello and you'll see a few lemons peaking through the door of the greenhouse.

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  4. It looks so pretty Donna..what a climate you have to grow such things..
    I would give some to your husband:)
    You must have liked seeing the result:)

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    1. I leave them outside all summer, but they have to go up in the greenhouse to overwinter. You could grow Meyer lemons in a sunny window where you live. The plants smell wonderful.

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    2. Really? In QC? Canada..I will try if I find a plant..Thanks!

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    3. Yes Monique. Just put it in full sun in summer. In the house when it gets down in the 30s. Don't know what that is Celsius. Look up Logee's Greenhouse in Connecticut, USA. The varieties of citrus are dazzling.

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  5. Here is the site of all things tropical and plants that is wonderful. www.logees.com

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  6. Oh Donna -What a beautiful color. I bet it would cure most anything. Are you freezing it for the holidays or a special occasion? Juicing your own fruit must be wonderful. I was hoping that we would have peaches to juice this year but unfortunately the freeze got them...maybe next year. Hope you have a lovely day.

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    1. Debbie, I think you're right. Probably just use it for cough syrup or maybe fix some kind of cocktail, but in reality, I will probably forget it is in there. I got a few large white peaches this year and am saving them for something.

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