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Dec 21/12

Last week one of the local grocery stores had lemons on sale for 5/$1. That was a really good deal so I picked up 10 lemons with the plan of preserving them.

I was sure that Sharad had shared the process but I couldn’t find it for some reason so I checked online and came up with this:

  • equal parts of coarse salt and sugar
  • layers of the above mix and thinly sliced lemons
  • let jar sit on counter for three days, keeping the lemons covered with the forming liquid
  • then store in refrigerator

Last night I opened a jar of my preserved chicken and heated it up in a pan. I also tossed in two slices of my preserved lemons. Because the chicken was already cooked, I didn’t have to cook it for long but there was this lovely hint of lemon. Quite nice.

Next time, I will leave it in the pan longer to get more of the lemon flavour. I think this will be lovely as an addition to a lot of foods… perhaps tossed into a pot of green beans?

I only did half of the lemons that I purchased and now I want to preserve some just in sugar.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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sharad

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posted 12-21-2012 12:58 PM

Debbie, nice to hear the price of lemons and your decision to preserve them. How can I believe that you could not find my blog on preserving lemons? Why you did not use the search facility? Anyway you have enjoyed the taste of lemon with chicken. Get more lemons and make the lemon squash and enjoy its taste with ginger in it for few months.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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posted 12-21-2012 01:41 PM

at the time I had a bunch of things happening at the same time and, to be honest, didn’t really want to have to deal with the lemons at all because of the busy schedule.

So I guess I wasn’t using the right words … because now I find it right away. I wonder how I was spelling “lemons” haha

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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sharad

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posted 12-21-2012 03:42 PM

That’s wonderful Debbie. I can understand.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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posted 12-22-2012 10:40 PM

today, I grabbed another jar of canned chicken and this time I made a gravy out of the juices from the jar – along with some onion, garlic, two slices of lemon, a sprinkle of ginger and a sprinkle of turmeric
I served it along with some mashed potatoes (in case Rick didn’t like the chicken).
He liked it – ate it all up.
It was quite yummy.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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sharad

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posted 01-22-2013 08:41 AM

The ingredients of your gravy are superb. It is going to taste fantastic if you add a dash of cilantro. But I am not sure if you get it there in this season. Go ahead and enjoy your preserves.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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MsDebbieP

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posted 01-22-2013 10:03 AM

thanks, Sharad.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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rdlaurance

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posted 02-05-2013 07:04 PM

Nice job Debbie. That’s something that I keep meaning to try.

-- .....Rick, south Sweden

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MsDebbieP

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posted 02-05-2013 07:25 PM

I don’t use a lot of lemon so being able to buy one or two and having them preserve for a month or two is handy

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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rdlaurance

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posted 02-08-2013 02:09 PM

I kind of like the idea of having some lemon around for those cooking emergencies (gotta have it, now) without having to go shopping just for that, while not having to worry about that keep-ability factor. Certainly a good idea!

-- .....Rick, south Sweden

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MsDebbieP

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posted 02-09-2013 12:57 PM

I thought it was a good idea.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 03-05-2013 08:54 AM

here is a link someone shared with me re: preserving lemons: LINK

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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sharad

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posted 03-06-2013 06:30 AM

Thanks for the link. It is worth trying.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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