Tag Archives: lemons

Perfect Protein: Ceviche

You know I’m a huge fan of all things local. And there is no fish as fresh as fresh off the boat.

mason jar lemonade

Tuesday Tip: Mason Jar Lemonade

A bunch of these lemonade jars sitting in a bucket of ice looks so much prettier, fresher and greener than a line-up of juice boxes.

How To: Preserved Lemons

Don’t let the term “preserved” scare you; this is much easier and quicker (really, only minutes) than traditional canning.

pitcher of lemonade

Fresh Lemonade

There is something about lemonade that screams summer— the simple, fun, carefree days of summer. Even though some lemons are technically a winter fruit, my Eureka lemons are on my tree year round.

What to do with Tons and Tons of Lemons?

Reader Thom writes: Dear Val,  I have tons and tons of lemons (oranges and grapefruit too) and I’m going to use your lemon dressing tonight, but what else can I make with all these lemons? -Thom There are lots of suggestions and recipes on the site. Preserve your lemons and give them out as gifts. […]

Meyer Lemon Salad Dressing

Meyer lemons are great for salad dressing as well. Here is one of the easiest dressing recipes I’ve ever done, and it has great crowd appeal. Even the children love it. It goes perfectly with all my leafy greens that are growing so well in the garden right now: mâche, butter lettuce, romaine lettuce, arugula, mesclun, and wild arugula. I simply trim a small amount of each to make my own “Valerie” salad mix—it’s the definition of fresh, and oh so delicious.