The Apothecary's Garden
Lemon Harvest & Recipes
If you're like me and have a lemon tree (or several) in your garden, you've probably wondered what to do with the masses of lemons you get every year.
This year, I took advantage of the bumper harvest to try my hand at making a zesty Lemon Hydrosol and Essential Oil.
Since only the peels are needed to make Lemon Essential Oil, what did I do with the rest of the lemons? Well, I juiced all 53 of them. Much of the juice I froze in ice-trays before transferring the lemon ice cubes to freezer bags. I'll be melting these whenever I need the juice for cooking. The rest of the juice was used to make a delicious Lemon Curd and a Lemon Simple Syrup to use in cocktails and as a cordial.
Keep reading for the recipes and to see how I extracted Essential Oil and Hydrosol from my garden grown lemons. Follow this link to see a video of the process.
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