Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lemon gold

I am treating these beautiful Meyer lemons from my friend Eleni like deer I have shot with a bow and arrow, using every part to honor the noble citrus. Here I grated the peel into sugar for lemon-flavored ice cream. I also candied some peel and put it in a jar with the syrup - it's marmalade really. I wonder if I could make a simple syrup from the peel for sodas and drinks and then candy the peel separately for breads and cookies? I can't nail their antlers to the wall, but maybe I should paint a still life of the last three and hang it on the wall.


Mr. Lear said...

Don't forget your husband gave one peel to the Earth gods of the compost bin.

Eliza said...

I've made pies with Meyer lemons. Paper thin slices of 4 whole lemons... yum!