Lemon season is here!
One of the many joys of living in the valley is a constant source of free citrus. There are so many people around town who just can't use all the fruit produced by one tree, and since ours are still babies we gladly take whatever excess we can get our hands on.
Meyers are our favorite lemons. Because they are a cross between a lemon and an orange, the flavor is somewhat sweeter and less acidic.
The juicing was a long process, made thankfully easier with the help of our electric juicer.
Some of the juice was poured into ice cube trays and then bagged to use all year long.
Zest was 'baked' for an hour to make sure it was fully dried before storing....
I also made and canned a big batch of lemonade concentrate ~ pics to follow.