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I need to use up about 20 lemons and quickly before they rot. Any ideas for a lemon-based something or other? I see so much where there is a lemon here or there but I'm thinking I need a good lemon dessert or or or ??<br>
Preferably vegan but vegetarian ok too.<br>
Thanks mamas!
 

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Why not just preserve them? I saw an article on the planet green website about preserving lemons and I plan on doing it next time lemons go on sale for a good price
 

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no lemonade? i make a simple syrup and mix with the squeezed lemons. you can freeze it too. 20 lemons would make about 2 quarts, i think.
 

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if you dont find a recipe for them, just juice them and freeze the juice. i bet you could freeze zest, too.
 

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I would juice and freeze them too - but lemonade sounds good right now!
 

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Just freeze the peels...I do that for ALL citrus fruits, Ive even got my M-I-L saving her orange peels...I just grate it straight from frozen into whatever recipe Im making. Its actually easier then using "fresh" fruit
 

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OK thanks! I think I will make some lemonade and freeze the rest of the juice, if necessary.<br><br>
As for the peels, call me dense (I am, but learning), how am I going to use up 20 lemon peels? What do you grate this into? Everything? I'm assuming that I'll just juice the lemons and freeze whatever is remaining, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Doing my best to USE every part of things I have, so this will be learning for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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if you have a good blender, lemon ice.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OK thanks! I think I will make some lemonade and freeze the rest of the juice, if necessary.<br><br>
As for the peels, call me dense (I am, but learning), how am I going to use up 20 lemon peels? What do you grate this into? Everything? I'm assuming that I'll just juice the lemons and freeze whatever is remaining, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Doing my best to USE every part of things I have, so this will be learning for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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My dad is a big fan of lemony things and thinks you should add lemon zest to any recipe which calls for lemon juice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But, not everyone loves lemon that much.<br><br>
I use lemon zest in cakes/icing, slices etc but also pasta sauces, stuffed mushrooms, canelloni filling etc
 

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I have to say it...<br><br>
When life gives you lemons....make lemonade!<br><br>
I know you already decided to do that. What you need to do with the peel is to zest it and freeze the zest in 1 tsp amounts.
 

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I would juice them and freeze the juice in ice cube trays. Then, whenever you want lemon juice to add to a recipe, it's there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> You can store the cubes in a freezer zip-top bag.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would juice them and freeze the juice in ice cube trays. Then, whenever you want lemon juice to add to a recipe, it's there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> You can store the cubes in a freezer zip-top bag.</div>
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Thats a great idea. I keep my lemons in the refrigerator for weeks and they don't go bad. I use lemons in so many recipes and like to have alot on hand.
 
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