When Life Hands You Lemons…

By: Jamie Taylor

When life hands your lemons, we can pause our lives and cry our eyes out. Or, we can make a ton of different cooking recipes that are both healthy and delicious. Last night, my husband and I picked up some organic lemons from Whole Foods and used them to make Limoncellos with a recipe we learned when we were in Positano, Italy. The recipe is very easy and simple, but it’s just a little unfortunate that we don’t have Amalfi lemons available here in the States. They make Italian Limoncellos so much more irresistible, but we’ll see how these Whole Foods lemons compare.

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Anyhow, I hate to waste food so when I had all these leftover “naked” lemons, I wanted to make something creative.  First, I made low-calorie strawberry lemonade. You can find the recipe Here and I must say, it is so refreshing!

I also decided to make lemon juice ice cubes!  I have never tried them, but thought they would be great for ice water or for cocktails. I had these cute star ice trays so I took a turkey baster and filled up the cubes with leftover lemon juice.

 

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{brilliant idea- Lemon Juice ice cubs for refreshing beverages!}

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{peeling the lemon grinds was the hardest part so I left that for the hubby}

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