Saturday, January 18, 2014

Citrus Fruits

A neighbor friend of ours spent the holidays in Florida at his parents' house and brought home a ton of citrus fruit -- at least it seemed like a ton. He gave us a bunch of grapefruit, which I love to eat in the morning. Remember this post about my grandmother's old bamboo-handled grapefruit spoons? They're so handy.

He also brought us some Meyer lemons, below, which I'd never had before, and frankly wasn't sure what to do with. I researched Meyer lemons and learned from Wikipedia that they are native to China and thought to be a cross between a true lemon and either a mandarin or common orange. They were introduced to the U.S. in 1908 by Frank Meyer, an employee of the US Department of Agriculture, who collected a sample of the plant during a trip to China.

I squeezed the lemon juice and froze it for future use. I also used the peel to try something new, which I'll share in my next post. Stay tuned ...


  1. Lucky you! In addition to being so perfect and pretty, I'm sure they are delicious! Enjoy :)
    PS - Wish there was a scratch-and-sniff button!

  2. Meyer lemons are the best! They are sweeter and larger than regular lemons, I use them in my salad dressings when I can find them.

  3. Beautiful lemons! I will occasionally use them in cooking. They have a slightly different taste and Yes:) they are juicier! Enjoy them:)

  4. Meyer lemons are so unique, and luckily, have become easier to find. I love your images and the lemons with that blue tile!

  5. Wow, those are so beautiful. They look so fresh. There was a period of time that I was working out a lot, eating really healthy, all of which included not drinking. During the holidays I drank club soda with a squeeze of Meyer lemon and a dash of bitters. I really grew to love it.

  6. Beautiful photos! Nothing like yellow and blue together!

  7. I adore citrus all year, but during this polar vortex it has been like a splash of sunshine to my day.

  8. I love meyer lemons, they make the best salad dressing!


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