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Add Zest to Your Cooking!

When life gives you lemons, use the opportunity to add zest to your life & your cooking!
Zest means “great enthusiasm” & also the outer peel of a citrus fruit.  So when life gives you lemons add some zest to your step while you make that lemonade to enjoy with your vodka.

Lemons really are packed with enthusiasm if you think about it, they pack a powerful punch of flavor to anything.  

  • Get the most out of your lemons; 
  • Wash and leave on the counter for more flavor-put in the fridge if you want less flavor 😉
  • Juicing;
  • Buy a juicer or use your hand to catch the seeds, save a few bucks and get a work out.
  • Cut off the ends of the lemons just a bit into the lemon-there is a lot of good juice hiding there.
  • Zest; use a zester, a cheese grater or my favorite a microplane.  In a pinch I used a potato peeler and then cut it up fine-not recommended but it did work. 
  • Make;
  • Lemonade 
  • Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Lemon Dill Sauce for Pasta
  • Squeeze lemon juice;
  • over your cooked dinners especially chicken and fish
  • over your salad
  • Sprinkle lemon zest;
  • in your plain yogurt
  • in sugar and coat your rim glass with it for Vodka & Lemonade

What is your favorite way to use lemons in your cooking?

Add zest to your life every day!