Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Meyer Lemons...A Taste of Sunshine

I discovered Meyer lemons for the first time over the weekend. I'm in love. They are thought to be a cross between a true lemon and a Mandarin orange and they're not widely found in typical grocery stores. You may not be able to tell from the photos, but they are these small, smooth, floral-scented, yellow-orange gems.  Yes, the peel really smells like flowers. And the flesh smells like oranges. And they taste like super sour tangerines. And they're not as yellow as a typical lemon. Ok, I'm really not doing them enough justice in this description, but believe me when I tell you, they're divine. I wasn't very creative today and didn't make anything special with them. But I did manage to cut one open and squeeze some of its sparkling juice into a nice glass of cold water.  It made my water so much more special and I smiled. I felt like I was drinking sunshine.

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