When the winter hands you lemons- now you’ll know what to do with them! We’ve uncovered all of the lip-puckering facts of this citrus fruit so that you don’t have to. So go ahead, and pucker up- we dare you!
The lemon originated in parts of Asia and gradually spread its way westward until it eventually landed in Europe. Little about its early uses are known; however, many believe the lemon was praised early on for its natural cleaning and antiseptic properties. (Need some helpful tips on how to use lemons as a household cleaner?) Eventually, the lemon made its way as a culinary staple in Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine.
Choose lemons for their smooth and bright yellow skin. Avoid lemons with greenish hues as they may be under ripe. Lemons with dark spots or other blemishes on the skin should also be left alone.
Ripe lemons typically last around a week if uncut and left out. When refrigerated, however, a good lemon will last for a few weeks, or up to one month.
One ripe, medium-sized lemon should yield anywhere from two to three tablespoons of lemon juice. To get the most juice from your lemon, give it a good roll on a hard counter, or briefly microwave it for 15-20 seconds.
Out of lemons? Vinegar, lime (or other citrus juices), and white wine can all work as substitutes for lemon juice.
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Join Paula, Bobby and Jamie for a book signing at the Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah from 2 to 4 pm. Only 350 tickets will be given out starting 1 hour before the book signing. No cameras permitted; a professional photographer will be on site to take your photo.
Join Paula and family for a Party at Sea to the Eastern Caribbean (San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Maarten - roundtrip from Miami) aboard the Celebrity Reflection presented by Alice Travel. Click here for more information, and please note that the Paula Deen cruise is only available by booking directly with Alice Travel. We are running out of space, so book as soon as possible!
Paula Deen is coming to Buffalo, NY to perform a live cooking show and let VIP ticket holders enjoy a delicious Southern feast with a menu created by Paula herself! Both events will be held at Samuel’s Grand Manner in Williamsville, NY which offers a refined elegance in a classically modern setting. The VIP lunch will be held at 12:00pm on February 8th and will go until approximately 2:00pm (doors will open at 11:30am). The lunch will include a hearty helping of Southern style cuisine which is personally selected by Paula, a Southern Cooking Bible cookbook, a photo op with Paula where she will also be signing autographs, a gift package, and preferred seating at that evenings cooking show! The cooking show will begin at 3:00pm on February 8th and run about 60 minutes long (doors will open at 2:15pm). Paula will be cooking up some of her favorite meals live for you at Samuel’s Grand Manor! Seating is unreserved and is “first come, first served”.
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Join Paula and family for a Party at Sea aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas to Labadee, Jamaica, and Cozumel (roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale) presented by Alice Travel. We will be having special, separate events for kids on this one with Jack Deen hosting the kids program! Click here for more information, and please note that the Paula Deen cruise is only available by booking directly with Alice Travel Book now before the prices start going up on the cruise and air!