Wednesday, 8 August 2018

When life gives you lemons....

Big bags full of lemons!!
(Father in law pruned a customers tree!)
Buy Vodka!!
And make Limoncello.
 One litre of vodka requires the rind of 12 -18 lemons depending on their size.
Let it steep in a cool dark place for a while, up to a year if you are patient enough, then strain and add a simple syrup and you are done.
Chill and serve.
 Of course a consequence of needing all that rind, is a whole bunch of naked lemons!!
So I made lemon Curd too.
Just one batch today, I still have some naked lemons and loads more with skins so will make more of both recipes soon.
The lemon curd is not a preserve, so will not keep in the pantry but it will keep in the freezer for a few months, and home made is much better than the stuff from the store with all the preservatives added.
Last weekend in Wellington was fun, we did take a few photos, but it wasn't really that kind of trip.
I found some cross stitch supplies, but sadly only half of my list.
I have thread to quilt the Carpenters Wheel, and I had planned to make a start on that today, but someone gifted me a big bag of lemons. LOL
Jiffys blanket is keeping me warm on these cool evenings as I work away at it.
I might need to peep into the bottom of the basket and see if it is nearly time for more yarn.
Lunch with Claire again today.


Chookyblue...... said...

Omg never heard of that.... Sounds great.....

Karen S said...

Lovely when a supply of lemons arrives like that.

Janice said...

Yummo. Limoncello for later and lemon curd for now. There’s nothing nicer. Your quilting will still be there.

Jenny said...

Mmm, lemon honey, one of my favourites! Pleased you enjoyed your trip to the big city, Robin and I both commuted by train to work in Wellington for many years