What do you do when a friend gives you a whole sink full of lovely, sweet, Meyer lemons?
(don't know anything about Meyer lemons? read that link. fascinating.)
You take out your trusty, vintage juicer, roll up your sleeves, and you squeeze lemons.
The whole kitchen fills with the sweet, tart smell of fresh lemon.
Your hands get sticky with the juice.
Your arm gets tired from spinning the handle and pulling it down, lemon, after, lemon, after lemon.
You admire the sleek lines of your juicer and you wonder how many years of juice it has made.
As your pitcher of fresh squeezed sunshine fills, you understand the appeal of "putting things up."
This pitcher, and a few more too, will become lemonade on a hot summer day.
It will flavor humus, and be poured over salad.
It will be lemon bars and lemon cookies.
And if you are a pie maker, lemon meringue pie.
It takes a while to squeeze all that juice.
It makes a bit of a mess.
But the things you have to work a little harder for in life often taste much better, don't you think?
Happy Thursday, friends.
Hope your day is a making lemonade kind of day.
PS. What else did I make from those lemons?
Lemon Arugula Pesto.
Come back for the results.
They were utterly delicious.
Don't miss it.