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Ode to the Lemon

A bright bowl of sunshine, a basket full of happy. Oh, the precious lemon is so good for so many reasons. They are an absolute essential in my kitchen.


Robyn cutting lemon and basil


Every time I go to the grocery store, I pick up at least six fresh lemons. Here are just a few of the ways I use my lemons:

  • Warm lemon water in the morning
  • Clean my wood cutting boards
  • Freshen the house when I simmer a pot of lemon peel
  • A face full of pucker followed by laughs
  • Brighten a rich dish
  • Partner with seafood and chicken
  • Zest for my muffins, pancakes, berry sauce, and yogurt dips
  • Marinade my vegetables
  • Add it to vinaigrettes and sauces
  • A sparkling water treat
  • Goes great with rosemary, thyme, basil, garlic, dill and oregano!
  • Keep my apple slices from browning
  • Add it to white vinegar and water in spray bottle for cleaning
  • A blast of zip to my smoothies

Sure you could use the bottled kind, but why not juice it right when you need it? Plus, beautiful and bright lemons double as a great kitchen table centerpiece or decoration!

lemons

And here’s the REAL DEAL…what’s really great about lemons is that they:

  1. Provide a blast of Vitamin C
  2. Aid in weight loss
  3. Help with digestion
  4. Soothe a sore throat
  5. Reduce risk of cancer
  6. Prevent kidney stones
  7. Balances your body’s pH
  8. Bring a fever down

I do love me some LEMONS!!! Now you have a ton of different reasons to go get your lemon on!



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