Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday Tip of the Day!

Tip #1 - Want to get the most juice out of your lemons or limes? Simply roll it hard under the palm of your hand on your table or counter top. You can even microwave it for a few seconds. This will get the juices flowing!!!

Tip #2 - When squeezing your lemons or limes, cut in half, hold in your palm cut side up and squeeze. This will prevent the seeds from falling into your bowl. Or, squeeze the cut half into your palm with fingers closed to catch the seeds that fall out.

Tip #3 - To remove the smell of onions from your hands, rub lemon juice into your hands for a couple of minutes and then rinse off.

Tip #4 - If recipe calls for a small amount of lemon juice, don't waste your lemon! Cut into quarters and wedges and freeze in freezer bags until ready to use. Then take out what you need. ***

Tip #5 - For fruits that brown due to oxidation, such as apples and bananas, drizzle a little lemon juice on the fruit. This will help to preserve the fruit a little longer.

Lemons are super versatile. They can be used for lots more than just cooking. Consider using them in the laundry, as cleaning products, wound care, hair care and a whole lot more!

***How to freeze lemons. Quarter or slice your lemons. Place in single layer on cookie sheet and place in freezer. Once frozen, put into zip lock freezer bags.


  1. I didn't know you could freeze lemon quarters-do you wrap them before freezing? How long do they stay in the freezer w/o losing flavor?

  2. Thanks for the tips. There are several I will be using.