How to Use Up a Whole Lemon
This may sound absurdly simple. And why would you want to use up the whole lemon anyway? Why not just use half of it and then let the other half turn wrinkly and dry in your fridge? (I know you know what I'm talking about ... )
Ok, I'm resorting to sarcasm - a sure sign that I'm too tired to be doing this. But it'll be a short post, so I'll keep at it.
1. Buy organic or spray-free ones. Wash them well.
2. Use a peeler to peel the zest from your lemons. Try to avoid the white pith - just get the lovely yellow peel.
3. Now your lemon looks ridiculous. Nude. Put it out of its misery by juicing it.
- Use the juice in baking
- Add it to a pitcher of icy-cold water (with a sprig of mint)
- Add a couple of spoonfuls to a mug of warm water. (Many consider this to be a good liver-cleanser first thing in the morning)
- Use it however you like to use lemon juice. The options are pretty limitless.
- And if you have extra, do as Steph does and pour the juice into ice cube trays and freeze it.
4. Finally, all you've got left is the hollow shell of your lemon. What more could you possibly do with it?
- Use the shell to wipe down your sink. There'll still be some lemony goodness in there that will cut through any residues. Plus lemon in your sink smells nice.
- Then, if you've got a garbage disposal - grind up the shell in it ... that's what Kelly does ...
5. Now you have to bin your lemon, because if you have worms in your compost they don't like citrus. And too much citrus in a worm-free compost can acidify your soil.
But that's ok, because you've used all that you could.
Now to celebrate with a nice lemonade ...
PS. check out the comments for more great tips!!