Anyone who knows me really well, knows I’ve always wanted a Meyer Lemon Tree. I’m an avid gardener and I love the idea of having my own lemons at the ready during the winter. So you can only imagine my excitement at the surprise delivery of a Meyer Lemon Tree to my house yesterday.
The Meyer Lemon tree (citrus x meyeri) is actually very hardy, albeit best suited for warm climates. Fortunately, I have the perfect sunny spot in my house that I’ve wanted to house a plant. The trees will produce fruit all year, which will looks so cool in my study, but the crop is harvest ready in the winter. Meyer lemons are a cross between a lemon and a sweet orangs. The peel is thin and it’s less acidic than other lemon varieties. The fragrance – divine as only nature can provide. So I thought this would be a great time to share some recipes that I am planning to use this weekend (as my tree already is over flowing with lemons).
Here are my favorites:
MY FAVORITE: Muddle 2 sliced Meyer lemons and a bunch of parsley (with stems) in a two quart pitcher of filtered water. Add a few slices of cucumber and keep in fridge. You feel like you are at a spa…I like to drink it out of crystal goblets.
Apres Ski: Rub a Meyer lemon peel around the rim of your coffee mug or hot chocolate.
Bath recipe:: Slice a few Meyer lemons and add them to your bath. I love to add some lavender essential oil as well.
Cold remedy: Make a pot of tea using filtered water, juice of half a Meyer lemon and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Party idea: Peel a whole Meyer lemon in one continuous long strand and drop into a a vodka martini.
Lingerie Drawer: Stud a Meyer lemon with whole cloves and add to your lingerie draw – who knew?
I’m always looking for new ideas, so please feel free to share yours below. I’d love to create a video on some I you share some really cool ones.