Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Sink Full of Lemons

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.
Love from,
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.


mandi said...

I love Meyer lemons! I have some in the fridge right now. And I am for sure making that pesto- YUM!

Jerusalem said...

I love your blog and your photos. They are always so lovely and inspiring!

meg + andy said...

that juicer is beautiful indeed. and i love the picture of the lemons next to it. i think you should make a big print and hang it in your kitchen. :)

hannah singer said...

lemons are my fave.
this post was a perfect dose of sunshine.
thanks, greta dear, for always sharing beauty so well. xo

Cailan said...

Oooh, that looks like so much fun. What richness!