by Ticara Weed – Lawson Valley

I have a lemon tree that is forever producing an abundance of lemons.  I took an afternoon and juiced them all.  I made lemonade and with the leftover juice I poured them into ice cube trays and froze.  Once frozen I pop them into a gallon size ziplock, label, date, and replaced in freezer for future uses.  You then have fresh lemon juice whenever needed and you will have no longer have the need to buy that little yellow plastic lemon of juice you find in the grocery store.  Fresh is the best.

Other uses that came of the juicing, was I used the pulp to clean my garbage disposal.  The second was I hulled the pulp out of the lemon and froze it so that I was able to use it at a later date to serve either lemon sorbet or rainbow sherbet.  By using the frozen lemon it helped keep the sorbet/sherbet cold and left a slight taste of fresh lemon.



Lemon ice cubes and their many uses:

  • great for when you are cooking fish and need some fresh lemon
  • Use over fruit with some Tajin
  • Place one cube to melt in dish and use for rim on glass and dip in salt for margaritas
  • Anytime you have a recipe and need fresh lemon, you can just pull cubes out of freezer
  • Can use them to make fresh lemonade


Old Fashion Lemonade

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cups water
  • Simple Syrup:  1 cup sugar and 1 cup water


Step one – place 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small sauce pan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly

Step two – juice enough lemons to make 1 cup of juice

Step three – pour both 1 cup of lemon juice and the simple syrup into a pitcher, mix thoroughly

Step Four – pour four cups water into the pitcher, place in refrigerator and allow one hour to chill before serving

Recommended:  Serve in chilled glasses and garnish with lemon wedges