Using the Juice of Lemons

Cooking Tips   When you're poaching white fish, the flesh will be firmer and whiter if you add a squeeze of lemon juice to your cooking liquid.   Before you juice your lemons, cut them in half and put them in the microwave on a high setting for about 30 seconds. You'll actually get more juice out of them.   Need sour … [Read more...]

Warm Lemon Water Benefits

Ingredients: Fresh Lemons and Warm Water It helps you detox every day: While lemons may seem quite acidic, they're a surprisingly good source of an alkaline food that can help balance your body's pH.  It wakes up your digestive tract: This simple yet powerful beverage stimulates your gastrointestinal tract—improving your body's ability to … [Read more...]

Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

This recipe is vegan but you'll never notice and if your family or friends tend to balk at the label there's no need to let on. Creamy avocado and the fresh taste of lemons add a new dimension to an old favorite in this recipe. Just add your favorite pasta, a side salad and bread and you've got a delicious meal in no time. Tip:  You can … [Read more...]

8 Delicious Hacks for Meyer Lemons

Meyer lemons are slightly juicier and often somewhat sweeter than the other types of lemons on the market today. With their golden yellow color and almost spherical shape, it makes them a gorgeous decoration for a sideboard or centerpiece as well as a unique addition to your culinary toolkit. But – you won't want to leave them as decorations for … [Read more...]

Fun Facts from the History of Lemons

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It is believed that the lemon first originated in Asia, but it's a testament to the appeal of the bright yellow fruit that its history spans the entire globe. From ancient times to the modern day, the lemon has and continues to brighten and invigorate everything from cuisine to skin care regimens. Here are some fun facts about lemons throughout … [Read more...]

Tasty Lemon Tricks

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Culinary skills are back in style – and that's a good thing. Even though our schedules are fuller than ever with work and other commitments, as a society we've come to realize that you just can't skimp on some of the essentials of daily life, and that includes food. Home cooked meals win every contest hands down – from nutritional value to … [Read more...]

Lemon Turkey Sandwich

Ingredients 1 tsp. grated lemon peel 1 tbsp. low-fat mayonnaise 2 slice whole-grain bread 1 c. loosely packed baby spinach leaves 2 oz. turkey breast 1 small tomato Directions Stir grated lemon peel with mayonnaise; spread on both slices bread. On 1 slice bread, alternately layer spinach leaves, turkey, and tomato, … [Read more...]

Fresh Peach Lemonade

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Ingredients   3 cups fresh peaches, diced (about 6 peaches) Zest of 3 lemons 1½ cups sugar 6 cups cold water or sparkling water, divided 1 cup fresh lemon juice (juice of about 7 lemons) Garnish (peach slices, lemon slices, mint) Learn Basic Steps for Safe Cooking Instructions   In a large saucepan over … [Read more...]

The Wall Street Journal-On U.S. Farms, Fewer Hands for the Harvest

On U.S. Farms, Fewer Hands for the Harvest Producers raise wages, enhance benefits, but a worker shortage grows with tighter border By Ilan Brat August 12, 2015 LINK TO ARTICLE   Last year, about a quarter of Biringer Farm’s strawberries and raspberries rotted in the field because it couldn’t find enough workers. Samantha … [Read more...]

Lemon Energy: Make a Battery with Lemons

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Fun fact: Did you know you can power a small battery operated clock, digital watch or calculator using lemons? It's true! Making a battery from a lemon is a classic kids' science project, one that's both fun and educational. It demonstrates the workings of what is called a voltaic battery. A voltaic battery produces electrical energy by way of a … [Read more...]