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#1 Fri 28 Sep 07 8:06pm

beranic

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Green Lemons

In the next couple of weeks,an old but very faithful and fruitful lemon tree will have to be pulled down. shocked It has been growing and producing for approximately 50 years and if it were not for having to bring it down because the little house it grows up against is going to disappear yikes ,I have no doubt that it would continue to look wonderful and give us lovely big lemons.
shocked ENOUGH ! I´ll be in tears soon. sad

I have looked online for lemon preserves,lemon jam,chutney....can find nothing to do with the GREEN (unripe) lemons I will soon have to pick.
Can anyone out there give me ideas on what to do with them ?
Thanx to all who will be so kind as to contribute.

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#2 Fri 28 Sep 07 8:42pm

GeoffP

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From Bradford, West Yorks
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Re: Green Lemons

Treat the as limes!- In asia, they make little distinction between lemon and limes, and often unripe lemons are used in the same way as limes.

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#3 Wed 03 Oct 07 8:28am

VENUS

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Green Lemons

Thai Pickled Lemons Or Limes (Manao Dong)

10 small unripe green lemons or limes
180 grams salt
75 milliliters to 1 lt water
1 tablespoon sugar
Method: Roll fruit on flat surface for a few minutes to soften skin.
Rub some extra salt on the skin with a little water and leave overnight. (Probably best to put them in a container as the salt leached out a quantity of liquid).
Next day boil the water, the 180g salt and sugar for 5 minutes, then cool. Place lemons in sterilised jars and cover with brine solution, seal tightly, and do not use for at least 3 months. Will keep indefinately.

Last edited by VENUS (Wed 03 Oct 07 8:29am)

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#4 Sun 25 Nov 07 11:21am

beranic

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Re: Green Lemons

GeoffP and VENUS

Many apologies for not getting back to you sooner.I was unable to do so although I  cannot explain. oops
Thank you so very much for your suggestion Geoff thumbsup  and to you VENUS for the Thai recipe clap .I shall be picking the lemons.ripe or not,tomorrow and try out your salt preserve.I would also like to find a pickle and jam;will start looking right away. crossed
Please forgive me for my rudeness in not replying immediately but believe me,it was impossible.
All the best. neutral

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#5 Sun 25 Nov 07 12:20pm

GeoffP

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From Bradford, West Yorks
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Re: Green Lemons

A few ideas.

Preserved lemons:-

http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/0 … lemons.php

Lamoun Makbouss (lemons pickled in oil):-

http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/Preserves/L … ouss%20%20(Pickled%20Lemons)%20%20%20%20Veg%20%20%20CD%20%20%20%20ACC.htm

Lemon pickle:-

Crushed lemon pickle:-

http://www.bawarchi.com/cookbook/pickles11.html

Lemon jam

http://www.abc.net.au/tasmania/stories/s1404279.htm

Or finally, you candry them by leaving them in a warm place for a long time.

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#6 Sun 25 Nov 07 2:00pm

Maree

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From Newcastle, Australia
Member since Sat 10 Mar 07

Re: Green Lemons

Geoff and Venus replied before i had a chance to check my emails.

Agree with both. We all, probably, have many recipes for "preserved lemons" (great hamper gift).

My 50+year old lemon tree "carked" it this year. I am moving/downsizing to an apartment within the next 12 months.my garden will be in pots. Do i go with a Myer lemon, a lemonade plant or what?

Also, need to replace lime and cumquat plants for pots.

Difficult decisions.

Good luck with your decisions.


"Cook with love and laughter ..."
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#7 Sun 25 Nov 07 6:19pm

mitmondol

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Re: Green Lemons

By all means Maree, go for a Meyer! Those are the best!!

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#8 Mon 26 Nov 07 2:28am

Cindy

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From Adelaide, OZ
Member since Tue 03 Aug 04

Re: Green Lemons

Maree, go for a miniature lemon tree. the tree will be small, but the lemons will be full sized.

Just be aware that lemons are very hungry and need a lot of fertilising if in a pot.

If you go to the gardening Australia website, I think they have a forum and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

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