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    How to Preserve Lemons

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    Lemon is the most common accompaniment for fish and other seafood dishes. It’s interchangeable with vinegar for many sauces and salad dressings. Here is a way to preserve lemons for use as flavoring in marinades, salad dressings, and many fish and stew recipes. You will find the flavor a bit salty, pleasantly fermented, and just […] More

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    Citrus Tree Pruning

    Citrus Tree Pruning - Eureka Lemon Tree

    Citrus trees are largely self-shaping, requiring little pruning. Occasional pruning to shape leggy branches or to give a citrus tree the desired shape can be done any time of the year except winter. Pinch back tips of new growth to help round out citrus trees. Cut back erratic new growth or trunk suckers not wanted above […] More

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    Lemons: Kitchen Basics

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    Lemons are used to flavor both sweet and savory dishes. They are too tart to be eaten alone. Lemons are rarely eaten raw because they are too tart for out of hand eating. Use lemons to flavor everything from salads to fruit desserts. Lemon is used to enhance the flavor of fish, shellfish, and meat […] More

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    Lemon Juice

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    Lemon juice is an essential flavoring for hollandaise, mayonnaise, egg-lemon soup, pies, soufflés, cakes, ice cream, and sherbet. A squeeze of lemon juice in the butter for vegetables will add a zesty tang. The acidity of lemon juice acts as a tenderizer in marinades for meat, game, or fish. Use lemon juice or a cut […] More

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    Sweet Meyer Lemons: Kitchen Basics

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    The Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and a tangerine. Its sweet taste—lemon with a hint of its parent tangerine–has made it a favorite of cooks and gourmets. In fact, some chefs call the Meyer “the gourmet lemon.” Meyers are more round and have a softer, more smooth rind than the bigger, commercial […] More