You Can Do a Lot with Lemons!
Posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 7:00 am
Lemons are in season in February. This means you still have a little time to pick some up for low price and use them. Already have some sitting in your refrigerator? Use up those lemons before they go bad. Here are some great ways to do it!
Creative Ways to Use Lemons
This is the obvious choice, but still a good one. Juice some lemons, add water and sugar, and you are set. What could be better on a cold, snowy, day than a glass of fresh lemonade to remind you of Spring?
Bake Lemon Bars
My family really enjoys this recipe! It came from Food.com. and is gluten-free. To make it, you need 2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. You also will need eggs, butter, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, baking powder, salt, and all purpose gluten-free flour. It is so good that family members who don’t need to eat gluten-free cannot get enough of them.
Freshen Up Your Garbage Disposal
The Full Circle blog explains how to do it. Put half a lemon into your garbage disposal. Run warm water over it for a couple of seconds before turning on the disposal. Leave the fresh, chopped up, lemon in it overnight. Don’t forget to run the disposal in the morning.
Clean a Chopping Board
Sometimes, a chopping board can get a little stinky after you have diced an onion on it. Use up the other half of the lemon that you freshened the garbage disposal with. Rub the lemon onto the chopping board to make it smell nicer!
Soothe a Sore Throat
I’ve always heard that one way to soothe a sore throat was to drink some hot (but not too hot) tea. Add some lemon juice and honey. Even if it doesn’t “cure” what ails you, it still is a healthy choice of beverage.
Add Lemon Juice to Fish
Restaurants tend to serve fish with a wedge of lemon. Customers can squeeze the lemon over the fish in order to reduce some of the “fishy smell” that can bother some people. Next time you are serving fish for dinner, cut up a lemon to go along with it.
Make a Room Smell Better
Do you have a cat? If the litter box needs changing, the answer to that question is obvious. Unfortunately, the smell can linger long after the little box has been cleaned. Slice some lemons and put them into a bowl on a table or shelf in the room. The lemons will help neutralize the odor.