you give your friend a big Thank You and take home the treasure.
First wash and dry them well. The lemons on the left are unwashed.
The first thing the girls requested was pink lemonade. It isn’t hard to make. Just follow this recipe and add pink food coloring. I used a neon pink color, because that is all I had. Just one drop. Don’t let your daughter’s talk you into making more lemonade, so they can dye it blue. It really doesn’t look appetising.
With my batch of yellow goodness, I juiced some using my juicer attachment on my DLX mixer, and froze the lemon juice in ice cube trays. This is just the right size for recipes. Once they are frozen, I pop them out and place in a freezer bag.
I also zest the peel. Some I put in the freezer and some I dehydrated.
The rest of the lemons I dried in the dehydrator. I used a mandolin to slice each lemon thinly, placed in the dehydrator and dried over night at 118 degrees. The lower temps. keep the lemons from browning.
I then packed them in mason jars and sealed tight. This jar went to the friend as a thank you. 🙂
What to do with all these dried lemons?
- Grind the peels to add to teas and other desserts.
- Add to a pitcher of water and sugar to make lemonade.
- Make this salmon dish.